|Psy’s Gentleman Music Video Filming Sites|
Photo capture from Psy's Gentleman music video
Psy is taking his role as a Korea tourism ambassador very seriously. After making the filming sites featured in his Gangnam Style music video popular places in 2012, he is now doing the same with a number of places through video for his new song Gentleman. The explosive popularity of the music video is accompanied with rising interest in the celebrities, filming locations, and brands featured in the music video. In particular, the sites that appeared in the video have been featured in various parodies, resulting in new tourism destinations. Some netizens and fans are raving about Psy's new release by visiting the boutique in Cheongdam-dong, the Seoul Metropolitan Library at Seoul City Hall, and other locations featured in the video. Read on to learn more about the filming locations in Psy's Gentleman music video.
10 Corso Como Seoul / Designer boutique scene
Music video scene : Psy dances the "arrogant dance" in front of an entourage of older men carrying shopping bags.
☞ Description: The scene was filmed at 10 Corso Como in Cheongdam-dong, Seoul. It is a shopping space opened by Cheil Industries in partnership with 10 Corso Como Milan. The space displays and sells a wide range of fashion, music, and designs, a concept based on the 10 Corso Como in Milan. Abandoning retail practice norms, 10 Corso Como promotes slow shopping through their "concept store," a succession of various themed spaces, garnering world-wide attention.
Haengdang Elementary School in Seoul / Playground and soccer field scenes
Music video scene : Psy pranks children playing soccer on this artificial grass field.
☞ Description: At the playground, Psy kicks the ball away from the children and begins to dance.
Onemount / Fitness club & indoor golf club scenes
Music video scene : As a woman jogs on a treadmill, Psy adjusts the controls to speed up the treadmill, propelling the woman to the floor. At the indoor golf club, he performs a group dance with many background dancers.
☞ Description: Onemount in Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do Province is a new concept multi-feature activity space housing a waterpark, snowpark, shopping mall, and sports club. The shopping mall has trendy shops with global SPA brands that are popular among fashionistas. Various shows and cultural events are organized at the mall as well.
Grand InterContinental Hotel Seoul Parnas / Elevator and restaurant scenes
Music video scene : Following Noh Hong-chul's performance in the Gangnam Style music video, Yoo Jae-seok appears as the new elevator guy in the Gentleman video. He rushes into an elevator, urgently needing to reach a bathroom, but Psy arrives and stalls the trip by pushing the elevator buttons to stop at every floor. At the hotel restaurant, he pulls a chair from underneath a young woman just as she is about to sit down, causing her to fall to the ground.
☞ Description: The scene was filmed at the Grand InterContinental Hotel Seoul Parnas, a five-star hotel near Samseong Station in Gangnam, Seoul. The hotel has many foreign guests as it is located close to COEX, a City Airport Terminal, and the World Trade Center Seoul.
Seoul Metropolitan Library / Library scene
Music video scene : At the library, Psy farts into his hand, cups it and releases it in front of an unsuspecting girl's face.
☞ Description: The Seoul Metropolitan Library was the former Seoul City Hall building until a new building was recently built directly behind it. Seoul Square in front of the library is a popular date spot, and across from City Hall is Daehangmun Gate of Deoksugung Palace. At the library, citizens can borrow books, DVDs, and electronic books for free.
Gyeonggi-do Goyang Stadium / Indoor Pool
Music video scene : Psy applies oil to a girl in a bikini who is getting a suntan. He suddenly undoes the girl's top. Then, the girls are unexpectedly vaulted from their chairs into the pool.
☞ Description: Opened in 2003, the Gyeonggi-do Goyang Stadium is a large-scale sports complex, with the main stadium housing 40,000 seats. The stadium complex was built to host various local, national and international events. The indoor pool hosts large and small competitions, including the some national team competitions.
Southern End of Mapo Bridge
Music video scene : This is the scene featuring Brown Eyed Girls' sexy singer Ga-in with Psy in a tented outdoor food stall. After Ga-in eats a fishcake on a stick, Psy sprays beer all around the food stall, creating a festive atmosphere.
☞ Description: Actually, there is no food stall at this filming location. A tent was built in Ilsan of Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do Province for the music video. The scene where Ga-in and Psy dash out of the tent was filmed on Mapo Bridge.
Southern End of Mapo Bridge & Dongjak Bridge
Music video scene : Psy, Ga-in and dancers perform a group dance underneath a bridge on the Hangang River. The water show in the background is impressive.
☞ Description: The southern part of Mapo Bridge is famous for its night-time views. The Mulbit Square is a popular site for dates as there are cozy cafes and colorful lights and water fountain shows. Dongjak Bridge connects Seobinggo-dong and Ichon-dong in Yongsan-gu and Dongjak-dong in Dongjak-gu. It is the eleventh bridge on the Hangang River and was completed in November 1984.