5 Korean Drama Filming Locations that Every Hardcore Fan Must Visit

5 Korean Drama Filming Locations that Every Hardcore Fan Must Visit

How big of a Kdrama fan are you? Big enough to visit these Korean drama filming locations to reminisce your favourite scenes?

Korean dramas have exploded to fame around the world and this phenomenon has led to the idea of a “Kdrama tour”, a travel itinerary based on a fan’s favourite Korean drama filming locations. These Kdrama tours are great for hardcore fans who wish to set foot on the filming sites where their favourite stars have been to. Here are just some of Korea’s most popular filming locations where you can recreate your own Korean drama!

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1. N Seoul Tower (Namsan Tower)

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N Seoul Tower offers the panoramic landscape of Seoul and its surrounding cities.

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You don’t need to be a K-drama fan to recognise this tall and pointy tower. N Seoul Tower (or sometimes known as the Namsan Tower) stands 237m atop Namsan Mountain.

To save you the trouble of climbing up the mountain, there is a cable car service that can take you directly to the entrance of the tower. Both the tower and the cable car are a familiar backdrop in many Korean dramas.

Its majestic tower and stunning views have claimed so many hearts of both the locals and tourists that it has been known to be the best tower in Asia.

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This is where Goo Jun Pyo and Geum Jan Di had their first bitterly cold date together.

The awkwardly romantic date ended when both of them were trapped in the cable car and were forced to stay overnight there.

In the last episode on the last scene, Namsan Park is where the REAL Yong Tae Yong (Park Yoo Chun) finally met Park Ha (Han Ji Min).

Lee Gak (Park Yoo Chun) and Hong Se Na (Jeong Yu Mi) also went to Namsan Tower on their first “date”

Also read: 10 Things To Do In Seoul, South Korea

2. Gwanghwamun (Queen In Hyun’s Man, Iris)

Gwanghwamun Square is a 600-year-old historic city that features King Sejong the Great and Admiral Yi Sun-Shin.

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Over the years, Gwanghwamun and Gwanghwamun Square have made a number of appearances in films and dramas of various genres from actions to fantasies.

One of the most memorable scenes from Iris is the face-off scene when Hyun-jun (Lee Byung Hun), Sun-hwa (Kim So-yeon), and Seung-hee (Kim Tae Hee) tried to stop the North Korean terrorist from setting off a nuclear bomb.

This still cut that was released prior to the preview of Queen In-Hyun’s Man showed a romantic kiss shared by scholar Kim Beung Do (Ji Hyun Woo) who transcend over space and time to modern-day Korea and struggling actress Kim Hee Jin (Yoo In Na).

Apart from the eye-catching marketing stills released by the media, the show itself also captured some of Gwanghwamun Square’s wondrous attractions.

3. Korean Folk Village (The Moon That Embraces The Sun, Sungkyunkwon Scandal)

Korean Folk Village is the closest resemblance to the Korean’s way of life during the Joseon Dynasty, the last dynasty of Korea. The customs and lifestyle have been carefully preserved to reminisce the late Dynasty, including traditional houses and household goods.

Because of its conscious preservation, the Korean Folk Village became an ideal shooting location for many of Korea’s popular period dramas.

The Moon That Embraces The Sun

Sungkyunkwon Scandal


4. Petite France

Inspired by the story of “The Little Prince”, the clean, simple design of Petite France represents ‘flowers, stars, and the Little Prince.’

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Take in the fresh green grass and wide varieties of wild and vibrant flowers as you walk along the lanes of the village. This French cultural village in Korea has the ability to make you feel at the top of the Alps.

Petite France is gaining its popularity as a drama location

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This is the place where Kim Joo Won [Hyun Bin] met Gil Ra Im (Ha JI Won) for the first time and was instantly attracted to her when she acted as the stuntwoman.

Du Re-mi (Lee Ji Ah) and Kang Geun-woo’s (Jang Geun Seok) also shared their first kissing this Romantic village.

5. Byeokchoji Botanical Garden

Marvel at the wave of colourful blooming flowers in Byeokchoji Botanical Garden (BCJ), located at the suburbs of Seoul. BCJ is also an important habitat to preserve the diversity of plant species from Korea and abroad.

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It’s the location where Song Yi Soo (Jung Il Woo) talks to Shin Ji Hyun (Nam Gyu Ri) about her second chance in life.

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In the first episode of You’re Beautiful, novice Nun XXX (Park Shin Hye) was here when she cleaned the Greek statues and descended from the sky.

Are there any filming locations in Korea that you’d like to add to this list? Share it in the comments section below!

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Angela is a History enthusiast who indulges in exploring the whirlwind of events happened during the two World Wars. The one place she wouldn’t miss in her travel itinerary is to visit the Historical monuments. Her favourite movie, Schindler’s List, fuelled her desire to one day visit Schindler’s enamelware factory that eventually rescued over a thousand Jews.


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