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7 Filming Sites of Your Favourite Korean Dramas You Have to Visit!

Calling all K-drama lovers! Follow the footsteps of your idols as you maneuverer and imagine your way into the drama realm.

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Calling all K-drama lovers! Rather than cooping yourself at home to immerse in the world of Korean dramas, why not visit Korean filming sites instead? Follow the footsteps of your idols as you maneuverer and imagine your way into the drama realm. Drag your lovers and friends to these 7 filming sites from popular K-dramas like “You Who Come from the Stars” and “Winter Sonata” to re-enact your favourite scenes!

1. Petite France (Gapyeong)
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In “You Who Come from the Stars”, Professor Do Minjun kissed Cheon Songyi in Petite France while utilising his supernatural powers to create a romantic scene.
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Based on a popular French novel Le Petit Prince, Petite France‘s concept encapsulates flowers, stars and the Little Prince. Petite France gives you a glimpse of what France looks like while allowing you to appreciate many traditional French handicrafts. Take a stroll around the fountain plaza — you might even catch a traditional French puppet play!
2. Korean Folk Village
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If you are an avid K-drama fan, you’re definitely no stranger to Korean Folk Village. Dramas like Jewel in the Palace, Arang and the Magistrate, Hwang Jin Yi and Moon Embracing the Sun are filmed in this folk village.
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Experience the traditional culture of Joseon dynasty as you lose yourself in this different time period watching how Koreans practice shamanism. Enjoy Korean performances like martial art on horseback, and you might even witness a traditional wedding and catch other special events available seasonally if you’re lucky.
 
3. Nami Island

Ah yes, the classic, tear jerking drama, Winter Sonata.

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Located in the outskirt of Seoul, Nami Island is about an hour drive away and is suitable for all kinds of travellers from family, friends and couples.
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It takes approximately two to three hours to finish exploring Nami Island so most people opt to bike around Nami Island.

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The best time to visit Nami Island is during spring and autumn, where trees lined up along the pavements are filled with different shades of brown, orange, pink and green.
 
4. Bukchon Hanok Village
 
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Surrounded by Gyeongbukgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace, Jongmyo Shrine, and home to hundreds of traditional houses, Bukchon Hanok Village is a neighbourhood that dates all the way back to Joseon Dynasty. Walk through alleys to discover hidden gems like a quaint little shop selling unexpected trinkets, or fill your tum tum with some yum yum.
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Gyeongbukgung Palace is also a popular filming location for dramas like Personal Taste, Monster and Heartstrings. If you are popping by Gyeongbukgung Palace, don’t forget visit nearby attractions like Hanok Samcheong-dong and Insa-dong!
 
5. Gyeongbokgung Palace
 
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The first royal palace to be built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is filming site to many Korean dramas like Rooftop Prince, Queen In-Hyun’s Man and Moon Embracing the Sun.
 
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Gyeongbokgung Palace, one of the five Grand Palaces in Korea, served as the main palace during Joseon Dynasty. Although destroyed during the Japanese occupation, the Korean government invested 40 years into restoring Gyeongbokgung Palace to its former glory.
 
6. N Seoul Tower

N Seoul Tower, the highest point in Seoul, is a prominent landmark in Korea.
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Ride the Namasan cable car to an incredible height of 236 metres, look down to the entire of Seoul as you enjoy the company hand in hand with your loved ones.

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Hang a padlock on N Seoul Tower‘s fence as a symbol of love. Who knows you might find someone scribbling your name on the insides of the cable car, professing their long time love for you just like Gu Junpyo and Geum Jandi.
 
7. Yeouido Hangang Park

Do you remember the meeting between Lee Yunseong and Kim Nana in City Hunter? You guessed it, it was at Yeouido Hangang Park!
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Situated along Hangang River, Yeouido Hangang Park is a park popular with tourists, residents and office workers alike. The park is a large recreational area allowing visitors to come enjoy a lazy stroll, play some sports or attend some cultural events.
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From concerts to marathons, Yeouido Hangang Park offers seasonal events all year round, attracting even more visitors to the park.
With all these popular filming sites all around Korea, it’s time to buy a plane ticket to take beautiful insta-worthy photos of scenes from your favourite K-drama!

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