MBC Dramia is now called Yongin MBC Daejanggeum Park. It is the ultimate destination of Korean Historical Drama fans. This place is owned by Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation and the city of Yongin in Gyeonggi province, South Korea.
It is the largest historical drama open set in the nation. In fact, it serves as a historical backdrop for international features on Korea’s history.
I really felt like I was Hae Soo (IU in Scarlet Heart), the girl from the present who found herself in a different era. The ambiance of the place seems really ancient. I was walking there as if I’m in a Korean drama.
It’s really big that you have to bring a map to check if you covered all the places. I only had the afternoon tour, and I must say that I didn’t cover everything. It makes me want to go back there so bad! I highly recommend that you spend a whole day here.
The entrance fee costs 7,000 won for adults, 6,000 won for teens, and 5,000 won for children. I must say it’s really cheap because I was able to take a lot of pictures without any photobombers!
They also have hanbok for rent. It costs 20,000 won. I didn’t think twice! The pictures are really better if you’re wearing their traditional clothes.
If I only have one day to explore Korea, this is the place I would love to visit.
How to go there:
- Take the Seoul Subway line 3 going to Seoul Nambu Bus Terminal.
- In the terminal, buy a ticket going to Baekam. The ticket costs 4,500 krw and the bus is located in platform 18. Check your ticket to know your seat number.
- Don’t go down right away when the bus stops. Baekam is the third stop after Yang Ji and Jwa Jeon. Wait til you get to Baekam. By the way, Jincheon is the final destination of the bus so listen carefully. The trip from Seoul to Baekam is 50minutes.
- Take the bus 105 and get off at Yongin Dae Jang Geum Park. The bus interval is around 50 minutes to 120 minutes. If you miss it, you can take a taxi going to Yongin Dae Jang Geum Park. The taxi trip is about 10 to 15 minutes and costs 8,500 won.
I was able to get a partnership with a travel agency that can provide you a private van tour, tour guide, and photography service for as long as 85,000 won per head. If you are 4, you can even avail it for only 75,000 won.
They also offer a day tour for Korean Folk Village + MBC Dramia at 110,000 won pax.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested.