I created a lot of itinerary for Korea trips but it’s my first time to actually write about the places every KPop fan should visit. This post is another collaboration article with the K-Influencer Academy.
1. Yongma Land
Yongma Land is an old abandoned theme park where you can go to take stunning pictures. KPop videos that were filmed here are OOH-AHH by TWICE, Bar Bar Bar by Crayon Pop, 1004 by BAP and many others. The entrance fee is 5000 KRW per person. In addition, you can rent all sorts of props like a tripod or accessories at the entrance.Marie, Founder of Be Marie Korea
How to go there: Go to Mangu Station and from there you can walk 10 minutes or take a taxi.
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2. Digital Media City
There are so many things to do in the Digital Media City. Check out filming locations (example: Something in the Rain, CLoY, Itaewon Class, Hi Bye Mama), check out HQs of media companies: SBS, CJ E&M, YTN, MBC, JTBC, and get a tour package in the MBC theme park, check your favorite artists in the MBC Star Park, hope for a filming happening on the day you visit (filming is frequent and random, even we who live here don’t know their schedule). Going around is free, it’s an open area… but going around the MBC theme park is 18,000 per person.Wendy of Wendyflor.com
How to go there: DMC is located at 366 World Cup Buk-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul. Easiest commute will be to go down Exit 9 of Digital Media City and it will be a short 5-minute walk towards the cluster of buildings that make up DMC.
3. Lotte Duty Free Star Avenue
There are three main attractions there: First is the Star Mirror Zone: You can touch the sensor, the stars will appear in the mirror and you can take your pictures. Second is the High Five: You can touch the actual handprints imprinted by top Hallyu stars. And the third is Star Track: You can experience LDF’s contents in the digital media tunnel.Zhau Wan of Soh Zhau Wan
How to go there: Star Avenue is located 1F, Main Branch of LOTTE Department Store, 30, Euljiro, Jung-gu, Seoul. You can take Subway to Euljiro-ipgu Station, Subway Line 2, Exits 7 and 8, between LOTTE Department Store and LOTTE Hotel
4. RM Forest
Take pictures and enjoy the specially grown small forest made especially for the leader of BTS, Kim Namjoon (also known as RM). The plants here were planted by ARMYs. If it’s your lucky day, sometimes ARMYs would leave gifts there for those who drop by.Anis Syahira of @anyara99
How to go there: take a subway to Jamsilsaenae Station and exit through exit number 6 and walk for around 12 mins.
If you really like SM artists, you may enjoy their (1) Celebrity shop (SUM) – You can buy official artist goods and products that they’re endorsing. (2) SMTown Studio, you can visit their training, recording, music video and photo studio (reservation needed). (3) Café, Dessert Bar and Music Lounge, food and drinks that named after their artists. (4) SMTown Museum, all of SM Artists memorabilia. BONUS: You may be able to see idols as many fans wait at the backdoor entrance, you just need to be patientAbram James Garcia of Abeventure Squad
How to go there: Take subway to Samseong Station (Line 2), exit 5 and 6. You can also ride by various buses and taxis.
Yongin Daejanggeum Park or MBC Dramia is one of my favorite tourist spots in Korea. I love to go there because it reminds me of all the historical Korean dramas that I’ve watched. If you’re there, I recommend that you wear a hanbok to really feel that you’re in a different era and take lots of pictures! Whenever I go there, there’s always a filming happening. It’s advisable to remain quiet so you won’t interrupt any filming.Karla of Travel with Karla
7. K-Style Hub
K-Style Hub has a designated place for Hallyu. People can get a chance to have a photo op with 2NE1, PSY, Big Bang, G-Dragon, and Rainbow! If you don’t have much time to explore the places every Kpop fan should visit, I recommend that you just spend few hours here.Karla of Travel with Karla
How to go there: Take the Seoul Subway Line 1 and get off at Jonggak Station (Exit 5). From there walk straight until you cross the Cheonggyecheon Stream, then turn right. There’s a big K Style Hub sign in front of the building.
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