Korean Drama Locations

1. Nami Island

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Nami Island is the location of the drama series Endless Love: Winter Sonata (겨울연가).  It was aired on KBS in 2002. The series was also aired on GMA Network in 2003 which brought the Korean wave to the Philippines.

Location: Chuncheon, Gangwondo

How to go there:  If you are from Seoul/ Myeongdong/ Chungmuro, take the Subway Line 4 going to Dongdaemun then transfer to Line 1 going to Cheongnyangni Station. From Cheongnyangni, you can take the ITX train going to Chuncheon or Gapyeong. From Chuncheon or Gapyeong, ride the Gapyeong tour bus and get off at the bus stop for Nami Island. There are two options to go to the Nami Island, you can take the zip wire or the ferry boat.

Admission Fee: 8,000 won

Website: https://namisum.com/en/

 

2. Petite France

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Petite France is the filming location of “Beethoven Virus (2008)” “Secret Garden (2011)” and “My Love from the stars (2014)”. The place is filled with stuff related to  “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint Exupery.

Location: Gapyeong, Gyeonggi-do

How to go there:  If you are from Seoul/ Myeongdong/ Chungmuro, take the Subway Line 4 going to Dongdaemun then transfer to Line 1 going to Cheongnyangni Station. From Cheongnyangni, you can take the ITX train going to Chuncheon or Gapyeong. From Chuncheon or Gapyeong, ride the Gapyeong tour bus and get off at the bus stop for Petite France.

Admission fee: 8,000 won

Website: http://www.pfcamp.com/

3. Some Sevit

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Some Sevit is the filming location of Oh My Ghostess. Na Bong Sun and Chef went there after their date at Namsan Seoul Tower. Sevitseom is a floating Island located near the Banpo Bridge, the nation’s first-ever artificial island that floats on the surface of Hangang River.

Location: Seocho-gu, Seoul

How to go there: Take the bus no. 405 or 740 and get off at Banpo Hangang Park. Or take the subway going to Express Bus Terminal Station and walk or take a cab going to the Banpo Hangang Park.

Website: somesevit.com

4. Namsan Seoul Tower

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Namsan Seoul Tower is the filming location of Boys over Flowers, My Love from the Star, Oh My Ghostess, and many more. It is a place where you can be cheesy and put some love locks on the walls.

Location: Yongsan-gu, Seoul

How to go there: Take the Subway Line4 and get off at Myeongdong Exit 3. There you’ll find the Pacific Hotel. Walk towards the street on the right side of Pacific Hotel for 10 to 15 minutes to reach the Cable Car.

Website: http://www.nseoultower.co.kr/eng/

5. Samcheongdong

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Samcheong (sam means “three” and cheong “clean or good”) was given its name in reference to the three things it has plenty of: clean water, beautiful neighboring mountains and kind-hearted residents. Samcheongdong is the filming location of Another Oh Hae Young/ Another Miss Oh.

Location: 서울 종로구 북촌로5가길 8-11 (Seoul, Jongno-gu Bukchon-ro 5 ga gil 8-11)

How to go there: Take the Subway Line3 and get off at Anguk Station Exit 1. Type 커피방앗간 in your map and follow the GPS. LOL.

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6. Seoul Random Coffee Shops

Another Miss Oh

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Cafe Kona Queens at Samcheongdong

Oh My Venus

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Angel in us Coffee

PS. I can’t find my picture at dal.komm (DOTS!)

7. Subway

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Location: 707-11 Banpo 1(il)-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea

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8. Riverside Spa Land

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Riverside Spa Land is a traditional spa with various saunas and jjimjilbang. It also has a gym, game rooms, beauty salons and a cafe. where the wealthy man realized that he is in a body of a poor stunt-woman. Yes, it is the filming location of the Secret Garden. The Legend of the Blue Sea was also filmed there.

Location: 45 Guuigangbyeon-ro, Guui 3(sam)-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul

How to go there: Take the Subway Line 2 and get off at Gangbyeon Station.

9. Korean Folk Village

Korean Folk Village is the most famous shooting location of historical dramas.

Location: 90 Minsokchon-ro, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do

How to go there: Take the bus 5001-1 from Gangnam Station and get off at KFV bus stop

10. Lotte World

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Lotte World is a theme park filled with thrilling rides, an ice rink and different kinds of parades, as well as a folk museum, a lake, and much more. It is where the famous Stairway to Heaven carousel was filmed.

Location: 240 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul

How to go there: Take the Seoul Subway Line 3 and get off at Jamsil Station.

I still have a lot on my list. I’m going to update this soon! Please follow my blog for more updates about my seoul searching.

43 comments

  1. I will be in South Korea on Oct 7-15 2018, I want to see Petite France..got a tour. But I would also like to see the home in which both stars lived. I would also like to see the Mango Six where “Gentlemens dignity was filmed. Now “Something in the Rain” has caught my eye. where do I go to find the directions or is there a tour?

  2. Hi Ms Karla, pwede po namin malaman if sa river spa sauna strict po sila sa time. Need po ba na 8pm po talaga makapag check in?!? Di naman po din need magpareserved? Thank you po.

  3. hi po. if ever na ppubtahan ko po yung mga lugar na yan. saannpo ako pde mgstay na hote? salamat po!

  4. Hi Ms. Karla, really love your blog! 🙂 <3 will be there at November 29-December 3, 2017. May I know if you can accommodate us with the following dates? here is my email add: tuibeomarieantoinette@gmail.com. Hope to hear from you! 🙂 God bless

  5. Im one of your followers… i am an EPS worker here in SoKor and i believe that even if im a foreign worker here I should at least find some time to treat myself by going out especially to the famous landmarks here. Being an OFW is an opportunity to earn more for the future and likewise, its an amazing privilege to explore this beautiful country.
    I was in nami island,seoul tower,gyeongbukgong palace and seoul zoo (safari).
    Thanks for your blog it would help me a lot to explore south korea ???

      1. miss karla good evening..i am planning to go to korea as backpacker,,where i can stay in seoul with the lowest price…thank you

        GODBLESS

      1. Hi Karla,
        You mentioned that you tour people every Monday. I will be in Korea Nov 11-15.
        May I know more about the tours you give? Where do you go and how can we join your tour?
        Thanks!
        Jay

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