Popular Korean Drama & Movie Filming Locations To Visit

If you are a fan of historical K-dramas and Korean movies, don't miss out on these experiences in Korea!
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Jihyun Lee @creatrip
2 months ago

Korean drama filming locationSource: Instagram @ji_ny96

Have you ever wanted to visit a filming location while watching Korean dramas or movies?

Today, I'm going to introduce filming locations all over the country that you can visit!

Prepare your cameras and let's take a tour together.


Sunshine Land
선샤인 랜드


Address: 충청남도 논산시 연무읍 봉황로 102
102, Bonghwang-ro, Yeonmu-eup, Nonsan-si, Chungcheongnam-do

Hours: 09:00-17:00
Lunch Time: 12:00-13:00
Wed: Closed (Open if it's a national holiday)

maptwo Korean couples wearing vintage uniform at Sunshine LandSource: Instagram @minx_9712

Sunshine Land is widely known as the main filming location for the drama, Mr. Sunshine. 

The open set here perfectly recreates Korea during the 1900s to 1950s.

It will make you feel like you had traveled back in time!

Two people wearing vintage uniforms at Sunshine Land KoreaSource: Instagram @cheese_models 

Here, you can even rent vintage clothes that were worn back then.

You can even find clothes that were worn by the main characters in the drama, so it would be a fun experience to recreate your favorite scenes while wearing their clothes, right?


Yongin Daejannggeum Park
용인 대장금 파크


Address: 경기도 용인시 처인구 백암면 용천리 778-1
778-1, Yongcheon-ri, Baegam-myeon, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si

Hours: 
Winter (Nov-Feb): 09:00-17:00
Summer (Mar-Oct): 09:00-18:00

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Korean girl wearing hanbok at Yongin Daejannggeum ParkSource: Instagram @dj__dana

Yongin Daejanggeum Park is the main filming location for popular MBC historical dramas such as Dae Jang Geum, Jumong, Queen Seondeok, Lee San, Wind of the Palace, and The Moon Embracing the Sun.

Suga music video daechitwa filmed at Yongin Daejannggeum Park

Recently, it became a huge hit as it was known that Agust D, BTS Suga's "Daechwita" music video was filmed here as well. 

girl sitting and pouring tea at Yongin Daejannggeum ParkSource: Instagram @jin_y_00

It's widely known to be a huge park that's very well maintained.

From the areas where commoners used to live in the past, to grand palaces, everything has been meticulously created that you can easily spend the whole day here.

Men with arm around a cardboard cutout of Yoona at Yongin Daejannggeum ParkSource: Instagram @taewon._

You can find traces of the dramas here.

If you are a fan of Korean historical dramas, this place is a must-visit!


Suncheon Drama Filming
순천 드라마 촬영장


Address: 전라남도 순천시 왕조2동 비례골길 24
24 Biryegol-gil, Wangjo 2(I)-dong, Jeollanam-do, Suncheon.

Hours: 9:00-18:00
Last Entry: 17:00

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Four korean girls posing on the streets at Suncheon Drama FilmingSource: instagram @oct.autumn

Suncheon Drama Filming Location is an open set area where many Korean dramas and movies were filmed.

The most well-known dramas are Bread, Love and Dreams, Giant, A Werewolf Boy.

one girl in a cart and a man standing infront looking at eachother at Suncheon Drama FilmingSource: Instagram @yeo_luck

This place consists of different villages during three different periods. 

It is said that the reproduction of Suncheon Eupnae street in the 60s and Bongcheon-dong Daldong in Seoul in the 80s, are of high quality!

It's also a popular place to go on dates where you can rent old school uniforms. 


Iksan Prison Set
익산 교도소 세트장


Address: 전라북도 익산시 성당면 함낭로 207
207, Hamnang-ro, Seongdang-myeon, Iksan, Jeollabuk-do

Hours:
Winter: 9:00-17:30
Last Entry: 17:00
Summer: 9:00-18:00 
Last Entry: 17:30
Mon: Closed

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man in a police uniform at Iksan Prison Set

Source: Instagram @from.hyuk

This is the only prison set in Korea!

Not only have Korean movies such as Save Me, Miracle in Cell No. 7 were filmed here but also the American sci-fi series Sense8 was filmed as well.

two Korean couples wearing prison and police uniforms at Iksan Prison SetSource: Instagram @bambam_couple

The prison set, which consists of two floors and a front yard, perfectly recreates a prison.

Cells, solitary cells, interrogation rooms, torture rooms, and more areas that will chill your spine can be found here for you to experience.

Man and woman wearing police and prison uniforms sitting across each other at Iksan Prison SetSource: Instagram @bambam_couple

Even if you don't recognize any of the movies that were filmed here, you can still rent out a prison or police uniform just for the experience!

It's often visited by many Koreans as it's the only place that offers this experience, with the exception of an actual prison.


Hapcheon Movie Theme Park
합천 영상 테마 파크


Address: 경상남도 합천군 용주면 합천호수로 757
757, Hapcheonhosu, Yongju-myeon, Hapcheon-gu, Gyeongsangnam-do

Hours:
Winter (Nov-Feb): 09:00-17:00
Last Entry: 16:00
Summer (Mar-Oct): 09:00-18:00
Last Entry: 17:00
Mon: Closed (Open if it's a public holiday, then closed the next day)

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Girl wearing red dress standing infront of train at Hapcheon Movie Theme Park

Source: Instagram @ji_ny96

Hapcheon Movie Theme Park is famous for being the best open set that recreates Korea from the 1920s to the 1980s. 

A total of 190 movies and dramas were filmed here, including Bridal Mask, Stranger, Mr. Sunshine, Assassination, Sunny, A Taxi Driver.

girl wearing vintage blue dress at a train at Hapcheon Movie Theme ParkSource: Instagram @lubbbapple

You can see and experience Korea within the span of 60 years in one space.

So it would be fun to spend the day here and take pictures, right?


Seodongyo Theme Park
서동요 테마파크


Address: 충청남도 부여군 충화면 가화리 279
279, Gahwa-ri, Chunghwa-myeon, Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do

Hours:
Winter (Nov-Feb): 9:00-17:00
Summer (Mar-Oct): 09:00-18:00
Mon: Closed

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Girl wearing hanbok staring into the distance behind a window at Seodongyo Theme Park

Source: Instagram @kkook_pic

This theme park was built after the famous Korean historical drama Ballad of Seodongyo, which aired in 2005, was filmed. 

Other historical dramas such as Love In The Moonlight, Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, and The Legend were also filmed here.

two couples sitting at a traditional Korean house at  Seodongyo Theme ParkSource: Instagram @2__0s2

This is a gigantic open park that has areas of not only the Joseon Dynasty but also the Goryeo and Three Kingdoms period as well.

If you want to look at some beautiful traditional Korean houses and their architecture, this is a great place to visit.


Cheonghaepogu Filming Site 
완도 청해포구 세트장


Address: 전라남도 완도군 완도읍 청해진서로 1161-8
1161-8, Cheonghaejinseo-ro, Wando-eup, Wando-gun, Jeollanam-do

Hours: 08:00-19:00

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the back of a girl wearing all black walking at Cheonghaepogu Filming Site

Source: Instagram @byeol______2

This is a popular filming location in Wando, the southern tip of Korea.

It is not an exaggeration to state that most historical dramas set near the ocean were filmed here such as Emperor of the Sea, Jumong, Dae Jo-yeong, Roaring Currents, and The Pirates.

two couples in standing infront of entrance at Cheonghaepogu Filming Site Source:  Instagram shuni_love22

If you are a nature lover you will love this place as well!

It's not only decorated with beautiful hanok but there is a view of the South Sea and a beautiful camellia forest.


Mungyeongsaejae Open Set
문경새재오픈세트장


Address: 경상북도 문경시 문경읍 새재로 932
932, Saejae-ro, Mungyeong-eup, Mungyeong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do

Hours: 09:00-19:00

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Girl standing at Mungyeongsaejae Open Set

Source: instagram @liinzy_e

This is a very large filming location where the series Six Flying Dragons, The Fortress, and more historical series and movies were filmed.

There are many historical houses and even the Gwanghwamun and Gyeongbokgung are recreated.

girl looking out to old houses in Korea at Mungyeongsaejae Open SetSource: Instagram @hriparkk

There are many fun things to enjoy here for those who love Korean historical dramas.

The most popular thing to experience here is to wear the clothes that the kings and queens of the Joseon Dynasty used to wear. 


Naju Image Theme Park
나주영상테마파크


Address: 전라남도 나주시 공산면 신곡리 산2
2, Singok-ri, Gongsan-myeon, Naju-si, Jeollanam-do

Hours:
Winter (Nov-Mar): 09:00-17:00
Summer (Apr-Oct): 09:00-18:00 
Mon: Closed (Open if it's a public holiday)

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girl standing on grass field at Mungyeongsaejae Open Set

Source: @2021__wisdom

Originally created as the filming location for Jumong, which aired in 2006, Naju Image Theme Park is where numerous dramas and movies were filmed.

Some of the movies include The Legend, Lee San, Wind of the Palace, Along with the Gods: The Two Worldsand Guardian: The Lonely and Great God.

Korean family sitting on grass at  Mungyeongsaejae Open SetSource: Instagram @vely__yujin

Here, tourists can enjoy a variety of experiences such as trying on traditional costumes, archery, and various workshops.

It will make you feel as if you were the main character of a historical Korean drama.


Goguryeo Blacksmith Village 
고구려 대장간 마을


Address: 경기도 고리시 교문1동 우미내길 41
41, Uminae-gil, Gyomun 1(il)-dong, Guri-si, Gyeonggi-do

Hours: 09:00-18:00
Weekends & holidays: 09:00-19:00

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man and daughter sword fighting at Goguryeo Blacksmith Village

Source: Instagram @didorphinjinjin

This is a theme park where you can experience the culture of Goguryeo. 

This place has been used as a filming location for various historical dramas since The Legend, which was set during the Goguryeo period.

Korean family at Goguryeo Blacksmith Village

Source: Instagram @didorphinjinjin

Here, you can learn more about the history and culture of Goguryeo, so it's the perfect place to visit with your family.

Korean Folk Village
용인한국민속촌


Address: 경기도 용인시 기흥구 민속촌로 90
90, Minsokchon-ro, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do

Hours: 10:00-19:00
Weekends and holidays: 10:00-21:00 

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Girl wearing hanbok on the swing at Korean Folk Village

Source: Instagram @ohyu1231

The Korean Folk Village lets you experience traditional Korean houses and culture to the fullest.

There are a lot of tourists that visit this place.

Famous dramas such as Sungkyunkwan Scandal and The Moon Embracing the Sun were filmed here as well.

How about renting out a hanbok and taking pictures here that capture the beautiful culture of Korea? 


Descendants Of The Sun Filming Location
태양의 후예 촬영장


Address: 강원도 태백시 통동 346-4
346-4 Tong-dong, Taebaek-si, Gangwon-do

Hours: 10:00-18:00 

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Girl wearing uniform holding a stuffed toy at Descendants Of The Sun Filming Location

Source: Instagram @lee_da_in

If you are a fan of the drama Descendents Of The Sun, you need to visit the filming location in Gangwon-do.

It's so much fun to look at the buildings, helicopters, and tanks from the series.

Plus, they also rent out military and nursing uniforms so you can wear them and take pictures.


Korean traditional clothes at filming locationsSource: Instagram @minx_9712, @kkook_pic

How was the tour around different filming locations in Korea?

If you are a fan of Korean dramas and movies, be sure to visit one of the places on our list to create unforgettable memories.

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