Feel Like A Korean Movie Star! Here Are 8 Movie Locations K-drama Fans Would Not Want To Miss!

By Assia Hamdi | 09, Jan, 2019
Feel Like A Korean Movie Star! Here Are 8 Movie Locations K-drama Fans Would Not Want To Miss!

Talk about K-dramas, K-pop, K-beauty, and the beautiful Korean Culture, the list is endless! The worldwide interest towards Korean entertainment has been garnering popularity for more than a decade now.As endless K-dramas are released, tourists are spoilt for choice when deciding which filming site to visit. So here at HalalTrip, we attempted to narrow them down to 8 of the most famous filming locations to check out in South Korea.

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1. Dongdaemun Design Plaza

Credit: Dongdaemun Design Plaza

This landmark was not only featured in hit TV Shows like The Producers and My Love From The Star, but also in reality shows such as Infinity Challenge and Running Man.

The Dongdaemun Design Plaza is not only known for its neo-futuristic style but its fame also lies in the fashion aspects of it. The famous Seoul Fashion Week is organized at this plaza due to its urban architecture as well as its LED rose gardens, complimenting different styles.

Incorporating K-reality, K-dramas and K-fashion, the plaza ties in three aspects of the K-Kraze! So what are you waiting for?!

Address: 281, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul 서울특별시 중구 을지로 281
Operating Hours: 10AM to 9PM (Mon-Fri)
                             10AM to 10PM (Sat-Sun)
Website | Facebook | Instagram YouTube

2. Gwanghwamun Square

Credit: Visit Korea

With a more authentic and traditional twist, Gwaghwamun Square is a fascinating location for historical lovers.

It was the location of royal administrative buildings and the city center during the Joseon Dynasty, making it the perfect location for historical dramas.

It may not be the exact location of all your favorite movies and TV Shows but it really gives the sense of Korean culture.

The similar architectures, namely statues of Admiral Yi Sun-Shin and Sejong the Great will all transport you to your favorite on-screen moments. TV shows that were filmed in this site were Queen In Hyun's Man and IRIS.

Address: 172, Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul 서울특별시 종로구 세종대로 172
Operating Hours: Opens 24 hours daily
Website

3. N Seoul Tower

credit: N Seoul Tower on Facebook

There is no doubt that a key selling point of K-dramas and K-movies are the romantic love stories that touch millions of hearts worldwide.

Love is a universal language that allowed K-entertainment to travel far across the world and it's the reason why the N Seoul Tower is the perfect place to visit with your significant other.

It is similar to other Cadenas d’amour around the world where you can buy a lock and secure it over the glorious panoramic view of Seoul.

My Love From Another Star and Boys Over Flowers are both iconic TV shows that have featured the N Seoul Tower as part of their romantic scene development.

Address: 105, Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
                 서울특별시 용산구 남산공원길 105 (용산동2가)
Operating Hours: 10AM to 11PM (Sunday-Friday) 
                             10AM to 12AM (Saturday)
Website | Facebook

4. Korean Folk Village

Credit: Korea Tour Information

If you want to be completely transported on your visit to Korea, and have a taste of things you see and hear in all Korean dramas and movies, then the Folk Village is definitely an experience to NOT miss.

Dramas like Jewel in the Palace, Arang and the Magistrate, and Moon Embracing the Sun were filmed here.

There is something for everyone; cultural classes on the Shaman Faith, winter customs, lessons on Confucian Ideology and so much more! They also have performances that include martial arts on horseback, traditional weddings, and music shows.

If neither of these is for you, there are also natural volcano sites, ice sledding sites and of course food stalls specializing in Korean delicacies!

Address: 90 Minsokchon-ro, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
                 경기도 용인시 기흥구 민속촌로 90 (보라동)
Operating Hours: February to April
                            9.30AM to 6PM (Weekdays)
                            9.30AM to 6.30PM (Weekends)

                            May to September
                            9.30AM to 6.30PM (Weekdays)
                            9.30AM to 8PM (Weekends)

                            October
                            9.30AM to 6PM (Weekdays)
                            9.30AM to 6.30PM (Weekends)

                            November to January
                            9.30AM to 5.30PM (Weekdays)
                            9.30AM to 6PM (Weekends)
Ticket Fee: 13,000₩ onwards
                  (Refer here for various ticket rates)
Website 

5. Wolmido Island, Incheon

Credit: Visit Korea

In a different spin, the Wolmido Island in Incheon is a great day trip out of Seoul.

This coastal island features a wide range of attractions that you can visit such as an amusement park, restaurants, a cultural street and an outdoor stage with spontaneous performances and street artists.

It’s been featured in Descendants of the Sun, a huge phenomenon in Korean TV that brought many new fans to the K-Craze. Due to its proximity to the sea, there is fresh seafood at an affordable price, making your trip a delicious one.

Address: 36, Wolmimunhwa-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon
                인천광역시 중구 월미문화로 36 (북성동1가)
Website

6. Chuam Beach, Donghae

Credit: Korean Tourism Organization

If you are in Korea during the hot sunny seasons, Chuam Beach is the perfect location for a mix of Korean and Mediterranean type beaches.

There are beautiful landscapes with a variety of rock formations and glorious coastal cliffs that will make your beach experience more picturesque.

So if you are not interested in swimming or sunbathing, you can just relax and enjoy the scenery. Make sure to get there in time for sunrise and sunset to enjoy truly spectacular scenery that will take your breath away.

The beach was featured in My Secret Romance and resorts around it have also been used for filming too.

Address: 26, Chotdaebawi-gil, Donghae-si, Gangwon-do
                  강원도 동해시 촛대바위길 26 (추암동)

7. White Block Gallery, Paju

Credit: White Block

White Block Gallery is an art gallery cafe with a white, sleek and clean design. It’s been featured in an immense amount of dramas including Introverted Boss, Legend of The Blue Sea and On The Way To The Airport.

The aesthetics of the cafe makes it a clear choice for intense scenes and it should definitely be a priority for all tourists. The lighting here is perfect for your Instagram photo shoots.

When you're done with your coffee and treats, make sure to absorb the cultural art that the gallery has to offer and wander around the beautiful outdoor gardens.

Address: 1652-238 Beopheung-ri, Tanhyeon-myeon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Opening Hours: 10:30AM to 6:30PM (Weekdays)
                          10:30AM to 7PM(Weekends)
Website | Facebook | Instagram

8. Jangsado Sea Park

Credit: Korea Tourism Organization

Last but not least, for spectacular views and iconic photos, a stunning park named Jangsado Sea Park is great to visit all year round.

You can see the blooms of Camellia flowers in the new year and witness the fields blossom to a new life in the spring. There are many scenic views varying from gorgeous greenery to calm waters.

It was featured in episode 7 of Kim Woo Bin’s drama ‘Uncontrollably Fond’. It’s not particularly crowded with tourists so visiting here will allow you to experience the true charm of Korea.

Address: 55 Jangsado-gil, Hansan-myeon, Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
Website

There you have it! 8 different locations, each with a wonderful and unique feature, that you can visit as a K-Fan. Annyeong!!

Currently a History and Arabic student with a huge ambition and passion for travelling. Inshallah, my hope is to see the beautiful world God has created and share the beauty with you lovely readers.