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Every Moment was You, Filming Sites of “What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim”

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  • Date11/05/2018
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Scene along Bojeong-dong Café Street

“What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim” was the hit drama of the summer, holding strong viewership until its end in July. The romantic comedy follows the story of the narcissistic Lee Young-joon and his highly capable secretary Kim Mi-so. You, too, can follow their love story by visiting the key filming sites of the drama!

Forest of Wisdom

Forest of Wisdom

Forest of Wisdom is where Young-joon and Mi-so shared an intimate moment over the book “Every Moment was You.” It was also where the two held hands for the first time, making hearts throb. Somewhere between a library and a café, Forest of Wisdom is freely open to all visitors. The floor-to-ceiling shelves full of books on a variety of topics are sure to please bookworms and instagrammers alike.

  • ☞ Address: 145, Hoedong-gil, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do (경기도 파주시 회동길 145)
  • ☞ Directions: Walk approx. 5 min from Hapjeong Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, 6), Exit 8 to Holt Children’s Center Bus Stop → Take Bus No. 2200 to Eunseokgyo Sageori Bus Stop → Walk approx. 6 min
  • ☞ Operating hours: Forest 1 10:00-17:00 / Forest 2 10:00-20:00 / Forest 3 open 24 hr
  • ☞ Website: forestofwisdom.or.kr (Korean only)
  • ☞ Inquiries: +82-31-955-0082 (Korean only)

Book Café Hesse

Book Café Hesse

Although it did not appear in the drama, Book Café Hesse, located just across the street from Forest of Wisdom, is worth a visit. The café is named after the author Hermann Hesse who was well known for his love of gardening. Likewise, the café gives off a warm garden vibe. The terrace also provides a great view over the entire Paju Book
City
area. If you’re looking for a bite to eat, we highly recommend the fluffy soufflé pancake.

  • ☞ Address: 152, Hoedong-gil, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do (경기도 파주시 회동길 152)
  • ☞ Directions: Walk approx. 5 min from Hapjeong Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, 6), Exit 8 to Holt Children’s Center Bus Stop →Take Bus No. 2200 to Eunseokgyo Sageori Bus Stop → Walk approx. 6 min
  • ☞ Operating hours: Weekdays 10:00-21:00 / Weekends & public holidays 10:00-22:00
  • ☞ Signature menus: Americano 4,500 won / Latte 5,000 won / Grapefruit hibiscus ade 5,500 won / Green grape mojito ade 5,500 won / Soufflé pancake 15,000 won
  • ☞ Inquiries: +82-31-955-6172 (Korean only)

Bojeong-dong Café Street

Bojeong-dong Café Street

Bojeong-dong Café Street is where Mi-so, who only ever focused on work, had her first blind date, as well as where Young-joon and Mi-so created new memories together as a couple in the final episode. The main street is lined with trees, perfect for taking a walk. In addition to the many sweetly decorated cafés, the area also features pubs, restaurants, and clothing shops.

  • ☞ Address: 1344, Bojeong-dong, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do (경기도 용인시 기흥구 보정동 1344)
  • ☞ Directions: Jukjeon Station (Bundang Line), Exit 2. Walk approx. 13 min
  • ☞ Operating hours: Varies by store
  • ☞ Website: www.bojungdong.co.kr/ (Korean only)

Hantangang Sky Bridge in Pocheon

Pocheon’s Hantangang Sky Bridge

Young-joon and Mi-so shared stories about their childhoods while walking together on Hantangang Sky Bridge in Pocheon. The bridge is perfect for taking in the sunset, being 50 meters above the Hantangang River canyon and is strong enough to hold up to 1,500 people at once. Despite its stability, the bridge does vibrate with each step, and the glass floor section creates a very thrilling experience.

  • ☞ Address: 207, Bidulginang-gil, Yeongbuk-myeon, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do (경기도 포천시 영북면 비둘기낭길 207)
  • ☞ Directions: Take a taxi from Pocheon Intercity Bus Terminal for approx. 36 min.
  • ☞ Operating hours: Open all year round

3.1 Independence Movement Road in Daegu

3.1 Independence Movement Stairs (Credit: Daegu Metropolitan City Jung-gu District Office)

Young-joon and Mi-so walked through the streets of Daegu on a simple date before their wedding. One place they visited was the 3.1 Independence Movement Stairs, an important part of the March 1st Movement that took place in 1919. The wall beside the stairs is austerely decorated with photographs of the moment and Daegu at the time. From the top of the stairs, one can get a view of downtown Daegu and Gyesan Catholic Cathedral.

  • ☞ Address: 261, Dongsan-dong, Jung-gu, Daegu (대구광역시 중구 동산동 261)
  • ☞ Directions: Take a taxi from Dongdaegu Terminal for approx. 20 min
  • ☞ Operating hours: Open all year round

Jebudo Waterwalk

Jebudo Waterwalk

Jebudo Waterwalk is located at what used to be the ticketing booth for Jebudo Island. The observation facility offers an unobstructed view of the changing of the tides as well as the sun as it sinks into the waters. In the drama, Mi-so looked out over the ocean while telling Young-joon about her memories of happy times spent here with her family.

  • ☞ Address: 377-46, Songgyo-ri, Seosin-myeon, Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do (경기도 화성시 서신면 송교리 377-46)
  • ☞ Directions: Take Bus No. 1002 from Sadang Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, 4) Exit 4 Bus Stop → Get off at Jebudo Entrance Bus Stop → Walk approx. 6 min
  • ☞ Operating hours: Open all year round

Nonttureong Batttureong

Nonttureong Batttureong interior

hwangtae gui & ganjang gejang

Young-joon meets Mi-so’s family on Jebudo Island, and it is also where he tries ganjang gejang (soy-marinated crab) for the first time. The island is famous for this dish, with many people coming all the way here just to eat it. One of the more popular ganjang gejang restaurants on the island is Nonttureong Batttureong, which also serves hwangtae gui (grilled dried pollack) and haemul pajeon (seafood and green onion pancake). Stop by and you can see for yourself why Young-joon fell in love with the taste.

  • ☞ Address: 603, Jebu-ro, Seosin-myeon, Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do (경기도 화성시 서신면 제부로 603)
  • ☞ Directions: Take Bus No. 1002 from Sadang Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, 4) Exit 4 Bus Stop → Get off at Jangoe-ri Bus Stop → Walk approx. 2 min
  • ☞ Operating hours: 10:00-22:00
  • ☞ Signature menus: Gangjang kkotge jang set meal 25,000 won / Hwangtae gui set meal 18,000 won / Haemul pajeon 15,000 won
  • ☞ Website: jeboodo2.modoo.at (Korean only)
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* This column was last updated in October 2018, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here. We advise you to check details from the official websites before visiting.