In this digital age, especially with the use of social media, more and more people are sharing their private lives on the Internet. It’s fun but it could also breach privacy and security. These issues are part of the plot of the 2020 Korean drama “Private Lives” starring Seohyun and Go Kung-pyo. Furthermore, the story revolves around the lives of swindlers who got their hands on secret information that could harm the nation.
For another Kdrama filming location adventure in Korea, here is a list of places featured at Private Lives that you can easily visit.
First on this list is the Boilig Pot (brewing company) where Detective Kim Myung-hun (Lee Hak-joo) meets with Cha Joo-eun (Seohyun) in episode 10 of Private Lives.
Location: 31 Hangang-daero 38ga-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea (서울특별시 용산구 한강대로38가길 31)
Caffe on the Plan
While on the 3rd episode of the series, Lee Jung-hwan (Go Kyung-pyo) works remotely at Caffe on the Plan while instructing his teams.
Location: 202 Toegye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea (서울특별시 중구 퇴계로 202)
Cafe de Bodyfriend
In episode 2 of Private Lives, Cha Joo-eun meets with Han-son (Tae Won-seock) at Cafe de Bodyfriend to talk about his offer to work again in a new “documentary”.
Location: 546 Dosan-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea (서울특별시 강남구 도산대로 546)
Another coffee shop filming location of this drama is the Coffee Court. Lee Jung-hwan and Cha Joo-eun come to this cafe to buy coffee in episode 2. Coffee Court is located at Digital Media City, Korea’s media and IT hub which is a famous Kdrama filming location. Read more about it here.
Location: 361 Worldcupbuk-ro, Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea (서울특별시 마포구 월드컵북로 361)
Duksung Girls’ High School
Private Lives is just one of the many Korean dramas filmed at Duksung Girls’ High School. This street was featured in the episode when Lee Jung-hwan and Cha Joo-eun walk down this street. Know more about this famous street here.
Location: 50 Yulgok-ro 3-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea (서울특별시 종로구 율곡로3길 50)
The building of JTBC, which aired Private Lives, was also featured in the series as the UI Telecom building as seen in episode 2. This building is also located at Digital Media City.
Location: 48-6 Sangamsan-ro, Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea (서울특별시 마포구 상암산로 48-6)
This series also featured the restaurant Korea House in episode 7 where Kim Jae-wook (Kim Young-Min) meets assemblyman Yoo Byung-jun (Min Ji-oh) for a drink. It is a restaurant and cultural venue that showcases the beauty of traditional Korean cuisine and culture.
Location: 10 Toegye-ro 36-gil, Pil-dong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea (서울특별시 중구 퇴계로36길 10)
In episode 2 of Private Lives, Cha Joo-eun meets her friend Jang Min-jeong (Jang Jin-hee) at Master Seoul after her release from prison. There she also meets Lee Jung-hwan.
Location: 62 Seocho-daero 77-gil, Seocho 4-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea (서울특별시 서초구 서초대로77길 62 강남역아이파크 지하 2층 201~217호)
If the IU building is actually the JTBC building, the GK Technology building is actually the Parnas Tower in Gangnam. This building was featured in episode when Joo-eun starts looking for Jung-hwan. Parnas Tower is located near the Starfield COEX Mall.
Location: 521 Teheran-ro, Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea (서울특별시 강남구 테헤란로 521)
Moreover, The Skyfarm also appeared on the 10th episode of Private Lives where Jeong Bok-gi (Kim Hyo-jin) and Cha Joo-eun (Seohyun from Girls Generation/Seo Ju-hyun) meet to talk. The Skyfarm consists of four places: a dining brand The Storage, Someone’s Storage, All day Fresh Kitchen (Semoa), and The Promenade which can hold various parties and weddings.
Location: 24 Yeouido-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 영등포구 여의대로 24
And lastly, a major turning point in the relationship of Lee Jung-hwan and Cha Joo-eun happens at Yulgok-ro 3-gil when they walk down this street near Duksung Girls’ High School in episode 2.
If you are looking for simple itineraries and guides to help you plan your Hallyu-themed trip to Korea, you may refer to the sample below:
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- 4-day Seoul Itinerary for Kdrama Fans
- 5-day Seoul + Gangwon + Gyeonggi Itinerary
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