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    18 Iconic K-Drama Locations You Can Actually Visit In South Korea

    ~Live out your K-drama dreams.~

    From plot twists to sappy romances, there's so many things to like about a good K-drama. But if you're like me and you're curious about where these dramas are filmed, this post is the one to save for your South Korea travel itinerary.

    Crowds of shoppers along the pedestrianized streets of Myeong-dong overlooked by the neon lights of stores in the heart of Seoul at night
    Fotovoyager / Getty Images

    A day of eating at delicious restaurants and visiting locations where my fav K-dramas were filmed? Count me in!

    But first, here are two helpful tips when traveling in South Korea:

    1. Use Naver Maps to find directions! It's super easy to use and is available in English. 

    2. Make sure you have a bus and subway card. In South Korea, transportation by bus or subway is much more common and efficient than cars or taxis. So, to ensure that you're not stuck in hours of traffic, buy a bus and subway card.

    Now, onto the locations:

    1. Jageun Maeul

    Characters in front of a restaurant
    MBC / Via Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

    K-Drama: Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

    Address: 35 Jeongneung-ro 6-gil, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul

    The legendary Bok Chicken restaurant isn't exactly a fried chicken restaurant in real life, but it is open for business! They have a variety of traditional Korean dishes that you can try, ranging from traditional green onion pancakes to soft tofu stew. The seating arrangement is exactly like the one in the drama, so you'll get a perfect feel of what it was like filming there. 

    2. Jumunjin Breakwater

    Woman handing man flowers
    tvN / Via Guardian: The Lonely and Great God

    K-Drama: Guardian: The Lonely and Great God

    Address: 81-32 Gyohang-ri, Jumunjin-eup, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do

    Remember the "red scarf" scene where Eun Tak accidentally summons the Goblin? Re-create this iconic scene at Juminjin Breakwater on Juminjin Beach! This popular tourist beach is great for a day trip out in Gangwon-do. 

    3. Hansung Apartments

    Character sitting on stairs of apartment villa
    KBS2 / Via Fight For My Way

    K-Drama: Fight for My Way

    Address: 49-38 Beonna-gil, Suyeong-ro, Namgu, Busan

    Four childhood best friends living right next to each other — what could go wrong, right? Famously known as the Namil Villa, this apartment complex gave way to countless memorable scenes. But even in real life, there are residents living in the apartments, so make sure to respect their privacy when visiting. 

    4. Sinchon Graffiti Tunnel

    Men walking through a tunnel
    tvN / Via Guardian: The Lonely and Great God

    K-Drama: Guardian: The Lonely and Great God

    Address: Sinchon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul

    *Cue the dramatic music* Re-create this iconic scene at Sinchon Graffiti Tunnel! All you need is a long black coat and a whole lot of confidence. (Also, maybe some green onions to make it a touch more authentic.)

    5. Hapcheon Movie Theme Park

    Man walking down a street
    KBS / Via Youth of May

    K-Drama: Youth of May

    Address: 757, Hapcheonhosu, Yongju-myeon, Hapcheon-gu, Gyeongsangnam-do

    A majority of Youth of May was filmed at Hapcheon Movie Theme Park, and it's easy to see why! The location is a bubble of what South Korea looked like in the 1980s, with makeshift stores and railroad-track roads. 

    6. Seoul Land

    Woman excited at an amusement park
    JTBC / Via Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

    K-Drama: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon 

    Address: 181 Gwangmyeong-ro, Makgye-dong, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do

    Planning a day at the amusement park with friends and family? Learn from Bong Soon's experience and visit Seoul Land! It has numerous roller coasters and even a movie theater — clearly perfect for all ages. 

    7. Baekje Cultural Land

    Man protecting women from the rain
    SBS TV / Via Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo

    K-Drama: Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo

    Address: 455 Baekjemun-ro, Gyuam-myeon, Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do

    Who's chopping the onions?! This iconic scene in Scarlet Heart Ryeo was shot inside Baekje Cultural Land. Inside the center, there is a museum, temple, restaurant, and rest areas. It's a true representation of the Baekja Kingdom, which is mirrored in Scarlet Heart Ryeo!

    8. Garden of the Morning Calm

    Man and woman in garden
    KBS2 / Via Love in the Moonlight

    K-Drama: Love in the Moonlight

    Address: 432 Sumogwon-ro, Sang-myeon, 상면 Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do

    Take in the beautiful sight of colorful flowers at the Garden of the Morning Calm. You'll be surrounded by more than 300,000 square meters of 5,000 plant species. In fact, it's actually the oldest private garden in South Korea — makes sense, considering that the drama filmed here was a historical fiction one!

    9. Depohang Port Light House

    Couple taking picture in front of lighthouse
    JTBC / Via Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

    K-Drama: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

    Address: 64, Daepohang-gil, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do

    Smile! Not only does this lighthouse call for an Instagram-worthy picture, it's also where Do Bong-Soon and Ahn Min-Hyuk had their date! While you're there, you can also spend a relaxing day at the beach and grab a bite to eat at Sokcho Jar Cold Raw Fish Soup, a restaurant famous for their fresh sashimi.

    10. Hotel Seine

    Picture of pink hotel
    tvN / Via Hotel Del Luna

    K-Drama: Hotel Del Luna

    Address: 28-5 Donhwamun-ro 11-gil, Nakwon-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul

    Unlike the name, this place is actually a café. It's a vintage, hotel-themed café complete with a rooftop lounge, which is quite the opposite of its role in Hotel Del Luna. You're welcome to sit in one of the cozy parlors or go up to the lounge with a full view of the nighttime city lights. Fun fact: The rooftop lounge is named the "Full Moon Rooftop Lounge," which is the same as the meaning of Man Wol's name (full moon). 

    11. Seoul Fortress Wall

    Woman and man talking
    JTBC / Via Itaewon Class

    K-Drama: Itaewon Class

    Address: 622-83 Changsin-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul

    Remember Jo Yi Seo and Park Saero Yi's mini date in the last episode? The last destination they stopped by was here! The Seoul Fortress Wall runs 18.6 kilometers around the center of Seoul, making it a beautiful place to hike and view the city lights.

    12. Dal.komm Coffee

    Man and woman at cafe
    SBS2 / Via Descendants of the Sun

    K-Drama: Descendants of the Sun

    Address: 23-5 Songdo 2(i)-dong, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon

    Dal.komm Coffee is a perfect place to enjoy a nice cup of coffee to start off your day! Yoo Shi Jin and Kang Mo Yeon had multiple coffee dates here in the drama, but they also experienced a breakup here (cue the tears). This was also the place where Yoo Shi Jin and Seo Dae Yeong brought their stuffed animal girlfriends! 

    13. Gwanghwamun Square

    Man on a horse meeting a woman
    SBS TV / Via The King: Eternal Monarch

    K-Drama: The King: Eternal Monarch

    Address: 172 Sejong-daero, Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul

    Gwanghwamun Square is just as beautiful in person as depicted in this scene. During the day, you can see a clear view of King Sejong's statue, whereas at night, the colorful lights and waterworks are the main spectacle. 

    14. Hotel Midas Resort

    People at a wedding
    SBS TV / Via The Penthouse: War in Life

    K-Drama: The Penthouse: War in Life (Season 2)

    Address: 2245 Bukhangang-ro, Oeseo-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do

    Oh Yoon Hee and Ha Yoon Cheol famously crashed Cheon Seo Jin and Joo Dan Tae's wedding at the Hotel Midas Resort. If you do stay at the hotel, there probably won't be another wedding crash, but there are plenty of other sights to see. Because of the hotel's location, the rooms allow you to enjoy beautiful scenery right on the terrace. 

    15. Cheonggye Plaza

    Man in front of plaza
    tvN / Via Vincenzo

    K-Drama: Vincenzo

    Address: 162 Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul

    The iconic Geumga Plaza is actually a real plaza IRL. Although it doesn't house the same residents and stories, you can visit to get a sense of what filming there was like. The upper floors are mostly residential housing, while the lower floors are mostly electronic stores. 

    16. Namdo Bunsik Ikseon

    Man and woman eating at Korean restaurant
    tvN / Via True Beauty

    K-Drama: True Beauty

    Address: 33 Supyo-ro 28-gil, Ikseon-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul

    Craving some Korean street food? Namdo Bunsik Ikseon's the place for you! Joo Kyeong and her friends constantly went there after school, sharing light-hearted conversations and making long-lasting memories. It's the perfect place to grab a quick bite!

    17. Yonsei University

    Student walking on campus
    MBC TV / Via Extraordinary You

    K-Drama: Extraordinary You

    Address: 50 Yonsei-ro, Sinchon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul

    Spoiler alert: The high school in Extraordinary You isn't actually a high school at all. It's Yonsei University! The Sinchon campus is known for its ivy walls, which is featured in many other Korean dramas, one of them being True Beauty. The campus is open to the public, and visitors can stroll around the beautiful greenery. 

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