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The Nostalgic Charm of Seoul's Abandoned Yongma Land Amusement Park

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Can you guess which K Pop artists filmed their music video at this location?

Tucked away in Mangu-dong, Jungnang-gu, Seoul, Yongma Land holds a unique allure for both locals and visitors. Once a bustling amusement park that first opened its doors in 1983, Yongma Land closed down in 2011 due to financial challenges and the effects of time. However, despite its closure, Yongma Land continues to captivate with its nostalgic charm, offering a glimpse into its vibrant past.

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Walking through the gates of Yongma Land feels like stepping back in time, as the park remains virtually unchanged since its closure. Frozen in time, it has become a popular filming location for numerous dramas, movies, and entertainment programs, including music videos from K Pop artists such as EXO, TWICE, and IU. The iconic merry-go-round, mini train ride, pirate ship, and mini bus serve as nostalgic relics of the past, enticing visitors to capture memories against its backdrop.

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What brings people to Yongma Land is its picturesque scenery, with its vacant yet alluring ambiance. This unique atmosphere makes it a popular spot for photographers and creators, whether you're seeking engagement photoshoots, self-portraits, or fashion outfit shoots. Yongma Land offers a one-of-a-kind backdrop for all your creative visions.

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For a small entrance fee of 10,000 KRW, visitors can explore Yongma Land's enchanting grounds and immerse themselves in its timeless atmosphere. Additionally, for a special experience, visitors can pay to illuminate the merry-go-round in the evening, adding a touch of magic to their visit.

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Step back in time and be captivated by the enchanting atmosphere of one of Seoul's cherished time capsule.

Music videos filmed at Yongma Land


Crayon Pop - Bar Bar Bar

BEAST - Ribbon

B.A.P - 1004 (Angel)

Baek Ji-young - Hate

Eric Nam & WENDY - Spring Love

EXO Xiumin - A Glass of Soju

(Source: The Smart Local)


118 Mangu-ro 70-gil, Jungnang-gu, Seoul

Operating Hours

10AM ~ 6PM

Entrance Price

10,000 KRW

Photo source: Seoul Metropolitan Government

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