If you’re a Seoulite who got hooked watching the K-Drama The World of The Married (2020), check out my previous article “The World Of The Married filming locations in Seoul.” However, if — like me — you don’t live in Seoul, don’t worry! This is the right place for you. The World of the Married follows the lives of a married couple, their betrayal of one another and the inevitable whirlwind of revenge that ensues. If you’re planning to explore cities and provinces outside of Seoul, then be sure to include these special locations in your itinerary!
Asosan Japanese Restaurant, Gyeonggi-do
In epsiodes 9 and 10, The World of The Married featured the Japanese restaurant Asosan as its backdrop. Here, we see CEO Yeo Byeong-kyu, played by Lee Kyeong-young, meet up with Dr. Kim Yoon-gi. The restaurant is actually a famous K-Drama filming location, appearing in Do You Like Brahms? (2020), Extracurricular (2020), Flower of Evil (2020), Hyena (2020), Melting Me Softly (2019), One Spring Night (2019), Sky Castle (2018) and What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim (2018).
Asosan Address: 128 Jeongbalsan-ro, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do Operating Hours: 11:30am - 9:30pm everyday Directions: Jeongbalsan Station (Seoul Metro Subway Line 3) Exit 4. Take the first left and walk straight for approx. 14 mins.
Bom Farmer’s Garden, Gyeonggi-do
One of the most memorable scenes in this drama took place at Bom Farmer’s Garden, a botanical gallery and cafe in Yangpyeong. This is where Park Hae-joon’s character, Lee Tae-oh, celebrates his birthday in episodes 1 and 2. Furthermore, this is where we catch our first glimpse of his other woman, Da-kyung, played by Han So-hee from My Name (2021).
Bom Farmer's Garden Address: 729-46 Gangnam-ro, Gangsang-myeon, Yangpyeon-gun, Gyeonggi-do Operating Hours: 11:30am - 8:00pm everyday Directions: From Yangpyeong Station*, take bus no. 4-9, 38-27, 40-6, 40-9 or 38-25 to Byeonsan1(il)-ri Stop. Take the first right and walk straight, turning left after crossing the bridge. Keep straight again until you reach Bom Farmer's Garden. **Yangpyeong Station accessible via Seoul Metro Gyeongui Jungang Line
Daemyung Resort Vivaldi Park, Gangwon-do
Another iconic scene in the The World of The Married happened at Daemyung Resort Vivaldi Park. In episode 8 we see Sun-woo, rifle in hand, join some ladies for a game of clay pigeon shooting, including her ex-husband’s new wife, Da-kyung (Han So-hee.) While Vivaldi park is a huge multi-complex, these scenes were shot specifically at the Equestrian club. Furthermore, the site has appeared in other K-Dramas like Vincenzo (2021), The King: Eternal Monarch (2020) and Legend of the Blue Sea (2016).
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Sonobel Vivaldi Park Address: 262 Hanchigol-gil, Seo-myeon, Hongcheon-gun, Gangwon-do Website: sonohotelsresorts.com/vp Directions: From Seoul, take KTX to Yangpyeong Station. Then, take bus no. 2-9 to Jeommal stop. The entire journey takes approx. 3h 30min.
Donghwa Culture Village, Gyeonggi-do
Next up, Donghwa Culture Village, which was featured in the first episode of the series. Here is where Uhm Jong-hwa (Kim Sun-kyung) holds her art exhibition. In reality, the site has a much less creative function, as a training centre for the Donghwa Group. However, it also served as venue for Beauty Inside (2018) and The Uncanny Counter (2020).
Donghwa Culture Village Address: 1708-38 Bukhangang-ro, Hwado-eup, Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do Operating Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm weekdays, closed weekends Directions: Maseok Station (Seoul Metro Gyeongchun Line) Exit 1. Take bus no. 93 to Saeteo Samgeori stop. Walk down the lane headed towards the river, turning left after the GS25. Donghwa Culture Village will be on your right on the river.
Forest of Wisdom, Gyeonggi-do
In episode 3, Sun-woo and his husband’s mistress, Da-kyung, meet outside the Forest of Wisdom. Despite its name, the Forest of Wisdom is actually a library, both in real life and in the series. The interior is also shown when Kim Hye-jin (Hwang Jung-eum) and Ji Sung-joon (Park Seo-joon) read the children’s book from Hye-jin’s father’s publishing firm. Similarly, this site was used in other famous dramas, such as Lovestruck in the City (2020), It’s Okay to Not Be Okay (2020) and Romance is a Bonus Book (2019), to name just a few.
Forest of Wisdom Address: Asia Publishing Culture & Information Center, 145 Hoedong-gil, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do Operating Hours: 10:00am - 6:00pm weekdays, - 8:00pm weekends Directions: Take Gyeonggi bus no. 2200 to Dasan Bridge stop. Cross over the bridge to reach the Forest of Wisdom.
Gangneung Station, Gangwon-do
Additionally, Gangneung Station appears in episodes 10 and 11 as ‘Gosan Station’, where Sun-woo says goodbye to Min Hyun-seo (Shim Eun-woo), who decides to leave Gosan for good.
Gangneung Station Address: 176 Yongji-ro, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do Website: letskorail.com
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