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9 Top K-Drama Filming Locations For Your Next Visit In South Korea

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Siti Aishah Ahmad •  Oct 17, 2021

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Any K-drama lovers could not possibly miss out famous filming locations when they're in the country! Many flock popular ones like Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bukchon Hanok Village, Sinchon Graffiti Tunnel and the one and only Namsan Tower. These tourist attractions are in the capital city, Seoul and as more K-dramas are getting well-known, more fans scour filming locations that are outside the city. South Korea is a beautiful country with lots of natural and man-made wonders that would even make non K-drama watchers want to visit. So, here's a list of must-visit filming locations outside of Seoul for popular dramas ? P.S. Here's the guide on must-visit K-Drama filming locations in Seoul for your next visit!

Famous Filming Locations Outside of Seoul

1. Wolpo Beach

Credit: @hometownchachacha on Instagram  Fans of Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha! If you're trying your luck to let the ocean swallow a pair of your shoes to meet a Hong Du-shik, then this is the place! Located in Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, this is the famous beach where lovers Hye Jin and Du-shik met for the first time. Most scenes in the drama were filmed in Pohang so get your tickets here to experience the drama in person! Just like the scene depicted, the sandy beach and sea salt water is a great stop to clear your thoughts and possibly bump into your soulmate ? Drama: Hometown Cha Cha Cha Address: 431-108 Yongdu-ri, Cheongha-myeon, Buk-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea

2. Tangeum Lake Rainbow Bridge

Credit: @shinehwii on Instagram  Who could ever forget the romantic scene where second lead couple, Seo Dan and Seong Joon in Crash Landing On You confessed their love to each other? The heartwarming clip was shot here at the Tangeum Lake Bridge and the night view is just as beautiful and romantic in the scene. If you're here during the day, the bright green park near the bridge has peaceful areas for you to have a picnic and enjoy the daylight view. Drama: Crash Landing On You Address: Tapjeongan-gil, Jungangtap-myeon, Chungju, Chungcheongbuk-dp 27447, South Korea

3. Hantan River Sky Bridge

Credit: @travel._.bini on Instagram  Another unforgettable romantic scene in Crash Landing On You is when Ri Jeong Hyeok and Yoon Seri realized that they were fated to be together after having met unknowingly in Switzerland years ago and that scene was shot here! It seemed like they filmed it in a foreign land but really, the 200m long bridge is located in Gyeonggi-do and it's a perfect place to be up in the air and enjoy the view of mountains and Hantan River. Drama: Crash Landing On You, What's Wrong with Secretary Kim Address: 207 Bidulginang-gil, Yeongbuk-myeon, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

4. Pocheon Art Valley

Credit: @travel._.bini on Instagram  The heartbreaking drama Scarlet Heart was filmed here and you can sit at the exact place where IU curled up with a bottle of soju in hand before she drowned to the Goryeo Dynasty. Pocheon Art Valley, an art and culture complex, is one of the most famous filming locations for historical K-dramas. The stunning emerald lake with tall granite walls are just beautifully picturesque. Other tourist spots in the complex which you can check out include the Astronomical Science Museum and outdoor cultural performances! Drama: Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, A Korean Odyssey Address: 234, Art valley-ro, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea Opening hours: Daily, 9AM-7PM Admission fee: Individuals - Adults 5,000 won / Teenagers 3,000 won / Children 1,500 won

5. Forest of Wisdom

Credit: @subbuman on Instagram  Any K-drama enthusiast would recognize this gorgeous library and cafe from afar since it's been filmed in countless dramas! Forest of Wisdom is a book utopia, fit for bookworms who feel comfort around paperbacks and hardbacks. It's also surprisingly located a few kilometers away from the demilitarized zone between South and North Korea. Yet, Paju is the center of book culture and publishing in South Korea. For book lovers, the floor-to-ceiling bookshelves would struck you with awe! Not to mention, this free-to-enter library is absolutely IG-worthy too. Drama: The World of The Married, Chicago Typewriter, What's Wrong With Secretary Kim, The King: Eternal Monarch, Lovestruck in The City, Record of Youth Address: 145 Hoedong-gil, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea Opening hours: Daily, 9AM-8PM

6. Yongin Daejanggeum Park

Credit: @koreanet_official on Instagram  Yongin Daejanggeum Park is the largest historical drama set in all of South Korea. It's a famous site to film any drama with historical elements and the architectural style was built based on past records. The surroundings were built to portrait the past life of historic Korea and tourists are sure to feel like they've turned back in time when they walk around this park! Drama: The King: Eternal Monarch, Hotel Del Luna, A Korean Odyssey Address: 25, Yongcheon drama-gil, Baegam-myeon, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea Opening hours: Mar-Oct (9AM-6PM), Nov-Feb (9AM-5PM) Admission fee: Adults 9,500 won / Middle & high school students 8,000 won / Ages 4 years - elementary school students 7,000 won / Children under 4 years old enter for free P.S. Here's the ultimate Muslim-friendly 6D5N guide in Seoul, Incheon & Gyeonggi-do

7. Daehan Dawon Green Tea Plantation

Credit: @gipsy_caju on Instagram  From afar, this plantation would look like a fuzzy, soft green carpet is covering the area! But it's the well-taken care off tea trees that are giving an impeccable image of this plantation. All year-round, Daehan Dawon Green Tea Plantation is a popular tourist attraction for both K-drama and green tea fans! Lined with tall cedar trees, passing through the entrance will make you feel like you've transported to a green paradise. Of course, the best time to visit this plantation is in spring because that's when the flowers and trees are most alive and you can breath it the strong calming scent of green tea. Drama: Legend of The Blue Sea Address: 763-65, Nokcha-ro, Boseong-gun, Jeollanam-do, South Korea Opening hours: Mar-Oct (9AM-6PM), Nov-Feb (9AM-5PM) Admission fee: Adults 4,000 won / Group 3,000 won / Children & Senior citizens: 3,000 won Did you know there's an insta-worthy purple island in South Korea? Read this guide to know more about the unique island! 

8. Jumunjin Beach Breakwater

Credit: @travelwithsera on Instagram  This list wouldn't be complete without this important beach! As seen in Goblin, this is the exact spot where Ji Eun-tak wished for a boyfriend and lo and behold, her soulmate, Kim Shin comes to fulfill her wish with a bouquet of buckwheat flowers. So many people travel to this area to take pictures and recreate scenes with a long red scarf and buckwheat flowers, so be sure to arrive here early! Drama: Goblin Address: 1609 Haean-ro, Jumunjin-eup, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea Opening hours: Daily, 6AM-12AM (Swimming hours: 6AM-6PM)

9. Daepohang Port Lighthouse

Credit: @nicholebc on Instagram  Daepohang Port Lighthouse is the dating spot for Do Bong Soon and Ahn Min Hyuk in Strong Woman Do Bong Soon but funnily enough, this port is actually a popular place to find the freshest fish and other seafood. Those who are craving for seafood fresh out of the sea can visit the restaurants here but if you're just here to take a picture with the striking red lighthouse, then do so to fulfill your enjoyment! Drama: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon Address: 785 Daepo-dong, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea Now you have more places to discover in South Korea! This country is naturally aesthetic so you will for sure get to take memorable photos worthy of your wanderlust and IG feed ? Read more complete Muslim-friendly travel guides to South Korea and real experiences by travelers!
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