Encounter or 남자친구  was one of the Korean drama that stars Park Bo Gum and Song Hye Kyo that received the highest rating in cable television history.
Cha Soo-Hyun (Song Hye Kyo) is the daughter of a politician, who has been married to a man whose family runs a number of companies. When his husband had an affair and they got divorced, she became the CEO of a hotel.
Kim Jin-Hyuk (Park Bo-gum) is an ordinary man which his family runs a fruit shop. He tries to find a regular job and he landed to have a job in a hotel, where the CEO was Cha Soo-Hyun that he first met in Cuba.
In this blog, I will post some of the filming locations that you can visit around Seoul.

Korean Drama Encounter Filming Locations

Cafe Gaeppul

Cafe Gaeppul Encounter Park Bo Gum

Cafe Gaeppul one of the cafes in Ihwa Mural Village, seen in Episode 16 of the said drama, where Kim Jin-Hyuk proposes to Cha Soo-Hyun.

cafe gaeppul in Ihwa Mural Village

couple walking at Ihwa Mural Village
This location is also located in Ihwa Mural Village and it’s near the Cafe Gaeppul and the Leather Craft Shop. If you remember the blue house featured in the drama “Doctors” and “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon” it’s also near you just need to walk a minute to reach this place. 

girl wearing black mask

How to get here:
Seoul Subway Line 4,  Hyehwa Station, Exit 2

18-2 Naksanseonggwakseo 1-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울 종로구 낙산성곽서1길 2 (이화동 9-443)

(HOUSE) Ihwa Mural Village

Ihwa Mural Village

This art will be seen in Ihwa Mural Village too. This was seen also in Episode 16 of the drama. If you will come here just go straight and follow the road going down. You’ll see the wall art directly with the Avengers’ wall art on the other side of the wall.

wall art in Ihwa Mural Village

How to get here:
Seoul Subway Line 4, Hyehwa Station,  Exit 2

57 Yulgok-ro 19-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 종로구 율곡로19길 57

Lihuazhongxin [이화중심 — 梨花中心]

Park Bo Gum Taking photos

Featured in “Encounter” drama, Episode 16 where Kim Jin-Hyuk and Cha Soo-Hyun passed by took a photo, and this is beside Cafe Gaeppul also.

girl wearing face mask

How to get here: 
Subway Line 4, Hyehwa Station,  Exit 2

18-4 Naksanseonggwakseo 1-gil, Ihwa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울 종로구 낙산성곽서1길 18-4 (이화동 9-70)

손늘림 Leather Craft Shop

boy and girl in front of a shop

This leather craft shop will be passed by going to Cafe Gaeppul. This shop sells hand-made leather crafts like keychains, wallets, bags and etc. 

How to get here: 
Subway Line 4, Hyehwa Station,  Exit 2

19-1 Naksanseonggwakseo 1-gil, Ihwa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울 종로구 낙산성곽서1길 18-4 (이화동 9-70)

Namsan Library

going to namsan library

In episode 2, Kim Jin-Hyuk (Park Bo Gum) went here at the Namsan Library. Namsan Public Library was established on October 22, 1922, during the Japanese occupation. As of 2017, the library has collected around 501,968 books in total which includes history, art, language, philosophy, religion,  natural sciences, social sciences, technology, science, and literature books. 

How to get here:

1) Seoul Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 9-1 or Exit 4.
From Exit 4: Take Bus No. 405 and get off at Namsan Library Bus Stop.
From Exit 9-1: Take Bus No. 402 and get off at Namsan Library Bus Stop.

2) City Hall Station (Seoul Subway Line 1 & 2), Exit 8.
– From Samsung Main Building, take Bus No. 402 then get off at Namsan Library Bus Stop.


109 Sowol-ro, Huam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울 용산구 소월로 109 (후암동 30-84)

Dongguk University [동국대학교]

graduation of a boy and taking photos

Dongguk University was seen in episode 2 of the said drama where Kim Jin-Hyuk graduated while he was taking his interview at Dongha Hotel.

How to get here:
Seoul Subway Line 3, Dongguk University Station [동대입구역], Exit 6
(13 mins walk to Myeongjin Hall)

30 Pildongro-1gil, Jangchungdong-2(ee)ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 중구 필동로1길 30 (서울특별시 중구 장충동2가 26-1)

Hongnam Bridge [홍남교]

walking under the bridge

girl and boy hugging

How to get here:
Gyeongui Jungang Line, Gajwa Station [가좌역],  Exit 4
(22 min. walk)

Namgajwa-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 서대문구 남가좌동

Euljiro 1-ga Station [을지로입구역

drunk park bo gum

In episode 2, Kim Jin-hyeok (Park Bo-gum) got a little drunk and he exits this station in front of Donghwa Hotel.

How to get here:
Seoul Subway Line 2, Euljiro 1-ga Station [을지로입구역],  Exit 8 (direct)

42 Euljiro-ro, Euljiro-1(il)ga, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 중구 을지로 42 (서울특별시 중구 을지로1가 100-1)

Morning Pub [모닝]

a man and taxis passing by a cafe

The Donghwa Hotel’s PR team had a welcome dinner here for Kim Jin-Hyuk as the new employee, he got drunk after the second round. 

How to get here:
Seoul Subway Line 5, Yeouido Station [여의도역], Exit 5
(12 min. walk)

17 Yeouidobangro-65gil, Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 영등포구 여의대방로65길 17 (서울특별시 영등포구 여의도동 45-19)

Interested in other Korean drama filming locations, Read: Ihwa Mural Village: K-drama Filming Locations in One Place

I will update soon once completed. Hope it helps you to have your own filming location tour. Thanks <3

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