One of the signs that we have fallen in love with a particular drama is that we cannot forget not only the characters and plot, but also the...
One of the signs that we have fallen in love with a particular drama is that we cannot forget not only the characters and plot, but also the locations where the most memorable scenes took place!
As a KDrama fan, you may have fantasized about visiting the locations where your favorite scenes from a series were filmed. As 2022 nears its end, here are some of the filming locations for this year's KDramas that we might want to visit if we ever have the chance to visit South Korea someday.
Remember in Our Beloved Summer when Choi Ung and Kook Yeon Soo were wearing couple shirts and supposed to have fun in a theme park but ended up breaking up?
How about Shin Ha Ri and Kang Tae Moo's adorable and fun date in Business Proposal, during which they wore cute headbands, rode a merry-go-round, and played with bumper cars?
Business Proposal (SBS)
These two opposing scenarios, a breakup in Our Beloved Summer and a fun date in Business Proposal, are both shot in the same location, one of South Korea's well-known theme parks, Lotte World.
Photos from: Korea Tourism Organization
Lotte World is located in Seoul and well-known for its outdoor area, Magic Island, as well as its indoor area, Adventure. The Magic Island offers both thrills in the form of challenging rides and relaxation in the form of beautiful scenery, as it is surrounded by Seokchon Lake. Meanwhile, Lotte World's Adventure is the largest indoor amusement park in the world, where you can choose and enjoy a plethora of rides, feast your eyes on splendid parades and performances, and fill your stomach with food from all over the world.
When you visit Lotte World, you will surely never run out of things to do as it also has other amenities for your delight such as an ice rink, a folk museum, a hotel, a shopping mall, and more.
Incheon Jayu Park
If you wish to reminisce about Business Proposal’s happy ending as they walk through a park with cherry blossoms falling and swaying in the wind, you should visit Jayu Park in Incheon.
Visitors can enjoy a small zoo, a pagoda, benches, and other rest areas while strolling through the park. There are also many attractions around to visit if you enjoy food and history.
Photo from: Korea Tourism Organization
If you want to experience the moment just like Shin Ha Ri and Kang Tae Moo did, consider visiting in April, when the park is filled with cherry blossoms and a cherry blossom festival is held!
Which memory do you want to have if you ever visit this tunnel in Twenty-five Twenty-one? Hanbyeokgul Tunnel witnessed it all—from Baek Yi Jin and Na He Doo getting to know each other to breaking up and to closing the chapter of their lives that involved one another.
Hanbyeokgul Tunnel is historically significant because it was built between 1929 and 1931 during the Japanese colonial period. Today, the horseshoe-shaped tunnel is a popular tourist destination, as are the nearby filming locations of Twenty-five Twenty-one, such as Na Hee Do's house and the comic book store where Baek Yi Jin worked, as all three are located in Jeonju!
Any #TwentyFiveTwentyOne fans here? I just visited a few of their shooting locations, and I'm super jinjja happy 😭😭🥰🥰— NoonaZeeᴮᴱ⁷ is in South Korea 💜 (@KimNoonaZee) October 2, 2022
They're all in Jeonju, and these 3 are quite close to each other which are in Jeonju Hanok Village area. pic.twitter.com/AMeROyQvUi
Dongbu Village’s Old Hackberry Tree
Remember when the entire Hanbada team went to the fictional village of Sodeok-dong to look into the case of stopping a proposed highway construction and protecting a Hackberry Tree?
Extraordinary Attorney Woo (ENA)
Well, you can actually visit this old hackberry tree in person as it is situated in Dongbu Village in Changwon, South Gyeonsang Province. While the tree was not designated as a natural monument in the series, thanks to the attention it received from the global hit Extraordinary Attorney Woo, the hackberry tree was designated as a natural monument by the Cultural Heritage Administration in reality!
Many people have visited the tree since it was featured in the series. If you intend to visit the hackberry tree in the future, actor Kang Tae Oh of Extraordinary Attorney Woo has a friendly reminder for you!
Have you ever been in any of these locations? Share your experiences and tips with us in the comment box! If you haven’t, make sure to add these locations in your South Korea trip itinerary.
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Written by: Niña Shane Cantero
Niña Shane Cantero 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.