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7 Must-Visit Spots in South Korea For K-Drama Lovers

Jan 17, 2018 9:00:00 AM

South Korea is fast rising as one of Asia’s prime vacation destinations, due largely to the global popularity of Korean Pop (or K-Pop) Culture. K-dramas contribute to this, with both locals and tourists travelling to the locations where their favorite scenes were filmed.

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Grab your friends and recreate your favorite K-drama scenes at these iconic locations!

 

Play Hill Amusement Park

Wolmijo Island, Incheon

Drama: Descendants of the Sun

                      Photo courtesy of Korea Tourism Organisation

In the very first episode, Captain Yoo Si Jin (Song Joong Ki) and Sergeant Major Seo Dae-young (Jin Goo) spend their day off at an amusement park and end up catching a motorcycle thief using toy guns from a shooting game booth.

The booth is a real operating game booth in Wolmijo Island’s Play Hill amusement park!

Jumunjin Beach

Gangneung District

Drama: Goblin

                                     Photo courtesy of DramaFever

This beach is where Ji Eun Tak (Kin Go Eun) first summons the Goblin (Kim Shin), leading to their memorable first encounter.

 E-World Amusement Park

200 Duryugongwon Road, Duryu, Dalseo

Drama: Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

                              Photos courtesy of Korean Dramaland

This amusement park is where Bok Joo (Lee Sung Kyung) and Joon Hyung (Nam Joo Hyuk) went on their “friend date” and held hands for the first time.

Pocheon Art Valley, Pocheon

234 Artvalley Road, Sinbuk Town, Pocheon, Gyeonggi

Drama: Moon Lovers Scarlet Heart Ryeo

                                      Photo courtesy of TV Bento

The drama starts off with Hae Soo (IU) risking her life to save a little boy from drowning in a lake.

In real life, this lake is located in an old granite quarry that was transformed into an Art park showcasing work from local Korean artists.

Petite France

1063 Hoban Road, Oeseo Town, Gapyeong, Gyeonggi

Drama: My Love from the Stars

                                      Photo courtesy of Peter Lam

Do Min Joon (Kim Soo Hyun) first kissed Cheon Song Yi (Jun Ji Hyun) in the middle of this cultural village built in memory of Antoine de Saint Exupery, the author of The Little Prince.

Pastel de Nata

Bukchon Hanok Village, 31 Yeonboseon Street, Jongno District, Seoul

Drama: The Heirs

                                      Photo courtesy of VisitSeoul.net

The dream catcher shop where Kim Tan (Lee Min Ho) finds Eun Sang (Park Shin Hye) after the latter skips school is, in real life, an egg tart store.

It was remodelled for the drama and restored after filming ended.

The Botanical Garden BCJ (Byeokchoji)

42 Buheung Road, Gwangtan Town, Paju, Gyeonggi

Drama: Doctors

                         Photo courtesy of Korea Tourism Organisation

This botanical garden and nature reserve is where they filmed Hong Ji Hong (Kim Rae Won) proposing to Yoo Hye Jung (Park Shin Hye).

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