Let's Go Back to Gongjin!: It's been a year since the last episode aired and we're still not moving on from Hometown Cha Cha Cha!


The popular and well-loved Korean healing drama Hometown Cha Cha Cha 's finale aired exactly one year ago, on October 17, 2021, and earn...

The popular and well-loved Korean healing drama Hometown Cha Cha Cha's finale aired exactly one year ago, on October 17, 2021, and earned excellent ratings. The success of this beloved KDrama series was due to the immense solace it offered during the airing of all episodes, the superb casting, the warm energy of the characters, the breathtaking scenery used for filming, the beautiful and catchy OSTs, and the chemistry of the main actors.

Hometown Cha Cha Cha Official Poster (tvN)

One year has passed since the last episode of Hometown Cha Cha Cha aired. And while we're talking about how wonderful the casting and characters are for Gongjin, let's revisit the sites where it was filmed.

The original setting for this comfort drama, which focused on the lives of those living in the nearby coastal village of Gongjin, was the South Korean city of Pohang. Pohang is a developing metropolis that is surrounded by water. There are numerous beaches there, one of which is Wolpo Beach, which was featured in a few episodes of Hometown Cha Cha Cha.

Pohang has a unique style of showcasing and exhibiting its beauty due to its abundance of wonderful landscapes, much like what we can see in Hometown Cha Cha Cha. Attributed to the reason that many Kdrama fans from all over the world were awestruck by the beauty of Gongjin—an imagined location where the cast of Hometown Cha Cha Cha lives—this magnificent city became one of the most popular tourist destinations in South Korea.

Here are some of the filming locations for Hometown Cha Cha Cha that you can visit if you ever travel South Korea:

Wolpo Beach
Who among us won't forget the scene where Hong Du-Shik and Hye Jin first met? When they were both just kids, the two first met at Wolpo Beach, where Hong Du-Shik was able to make Hye Jin laugh as they posed for photos with her family.

Aside from their first meeting, this beach has seen the events that led to the two major characters becoming close. Hye Jin lost her heels here, and Hong Du-Shik was the one to find the other pair.

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The two have also been seen in this location enjoying the rainfall and beach waves while being carefree and joyful.

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Wolpo Beach is located at 60 Haen-ro 2308beon-gil, Cheongha-myeon, Buk-gu Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do.

Cheongjin 2-Ri Lighthouse

The most memorable love confession was made by Hye Jin to Hong Banjang at this famous lighthouse in Pohang, which is still standing strong and majestic.
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The fact that this spot can transport you back to the period when the two main characters shared their first-ever kissing scene made it one of the most popular filming sites for Hometown Cha Cha Cha.

Cheongjin 2-Ri Lighthouse is located at Cheongjin 2-ri Breakwater, Cheongjin-ri, Buk-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do.

Mount Gonryun
Do you recall the conversation that took place between Ji Seong Hyeon and Hong Banjang on this spectacular mountain? Mount Gonryun is a place with that name that may be found near Cheongjin 2-ri Breakwater, Cheongjin-ri, Buk-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do. You can get a fantastic and stunningly lovely view of the ocean in Pohang from here.

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Mugeunbong Peak at Sabang Memorial Park
Another first encounter between Hong Du-Shik and Hye Jin occurred at this location, which is why visitors enjoy visiting it. The famous wooden ship and a view of the Pohang mountains and ocean are both located here. This is situated near Sabang Memorial Park's Mugeunbong Peak.

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Cheongjin 3-Ri Fishermen’s Welfare Center
The Hye Jin clinic used to be located at this Fishermen's Welfare Center. Here, Chigwa (Dentist) Hye Jin has been providing care for Gongjin residents. The two main characters of the drama's two main characters experienced their blooming love here, making it one of the series' classic shooting sites.

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Cheongjin 3-Ri Fishermen’s Welfare Center is located at 429 Cheongjin-ri, Cheongha-myeon, Buk-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do.

Will you be interested in seeing the series given these stunning settings? We certainly don't want to spoil your experience! You might thus wish to start watching the show right now to get a taste of the beauty and affection that Gongjin (Pohang) has to offer!

The flawless portrayals of the characters in the plot, in addition to the beautiful Pohang scenery, are what brought the Hometown Cha Cha Cha to success. The friendly and compassionate nature of the Gongjin people can truly draw you in and even cause you to get more invested in the series!

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These three lovely halmeoni (grandmothers) attributed a great deal of consolation and happiness to the drama's plot. Each character in the stories has learned many inspirational lessons from them, and they are all filled with meaningful narratives. The Gonjin became more vibrant and meaningful because of their presence.

Not to give anything away, but one of the three halmeonis will bring a river of tears to your eyes. ㅠㅠ

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Due to her sweetness and love for her father, this youngster will make you smile as well as cry. She has a story that will resonate with any fangirl or fanboy who passionately adores their idols.

Hometown Cha Cha Cha (tvN)

These three wonderful people have many stories to tell! You'll cry while watching these three, but you'll also laugh a lot and feel your heart being warmed. It's a love triangle, so find out what the plot twist is!

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The people of Gongjin are friendly and welcoming, but despite their best efforts, they can't help but be curious about what is currently happening to the local residents, especially what is happening with Hye Jin and Hong Du Sik's relationship.

Hye Jin may be bothered by them constantly, but they have helped her come to many realizations. The plot was made perfect by their characters!

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The perfect chemistry between Kim Seon Ho (Hong Banjang) and Shi Min Ah (Hye Jin), which you must determine if it is true or not by watching the series, will round out the reasons why this KDrama series is a must-watch and has perfect casting and portrayals. Watch it right away!

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And to round things out, Hometown Cha Cha Cha's original soundtracks are the best! Here are two of its Original Soundtracks that, if you watch Hometown Cha Cha Cha, you might want to put on repeat on your playlist!

Romantic Sunday by Car The Garden

Here Always by Seungmin of Stray Kids

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Written By: Rinalyn Manlangit
Rinalyn Manlangit is a Digital Marketing Intern at PS Media Enterprise, and an incoming fourth-year BA Broadcasting student at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines- Manila.



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