Yes, you can now live the lives of your favorite Korean drama characters! Well, sorta. When going to famous Korean dramas filming locations, it doesn’t matter if the actors aren’t there because you could be in their footsteps – breathing the same air, walking the same path you once saw within your four-angled reality.
Here are some of your favorite Kdramas and their distinctive filming locations that are sure to bring you back ze drama feels! *cues dramatic OST
VSOTD (Van’s Song of The Day):
하동균(Ha Dong Qn) – 지금 그리고 우린 (The Maze of Reality)
#음추 (음악 추천; music recommendation)
Hanmi Bookstore (한미서점)
A bookstore that sells books at cheap prices & is located among other used bookstores (Baedari Used Bookstore Street).
14-4 Geumgok-dong, Dong-gu, Incheon, South Korea. (+82-32-773-8448)
Metro Dowon Station (Line No. 1 Gyeongin Line) Exit 2.
Walk straight for 500m –> “Incheon Baedari Used Bookstore Street” & look for the bright-yellow painted wall.
Mon – Sun (1000-2100)
Deoksung Women’s University Jongno Campus (덕성여자대학교 종로캠퍼스)
Click here for things to do near Duksung’s Women University!
No. 460, Sanyi Road, Jongno-gu Seoul.
Metro Anguk Station (Line No. 3) Exit 4. Walk straight for about 5 mins. It’s beside Unhyeongung Palace.
Closed on Mondays. Free admission.
Yongdap Station Pedestrian Bridge (용답역 육교)
Getting off at Sindap Station (2 stations away from Yongdap) lies Dapsimni Antique Art Street, a venue with old paintings, antique furniture, pottery & household items.
159, Salgoji-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul.
Metro Yongdap Station (Line No. 2) Exit 2.
It’s Okay That’s Love
Coffee Smith (Hongdae) 커피 스미스 홍대점
Located in the boisterous streets of Hongdae, a place to relax, unwind & have a great time.
361-2 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea. (+82-2-3445-3372)
Metro Hongdaeipgu Station (Line No. 2) Exit 9. Go straight 1 block & turn left on main street. Walk up street & cross street. Turn right in front of Hongik University main gate. Walk down street for 2 mins.
Blue Bus 273/ Green Bus 7011/7024 (Get off at Hongik University).
Sun – Thurs (0900-1400), Fri & Sat (0900-1500)
Click here for things to do near Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu!
Dosandae-ro 26-gil, Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Metro Hakdong Station (Line No. 7) Exit 7. Landmark: 우리 은행 (Bank). Walk straight towards Apgujeong (against traffic direction). Turn left at 3rd block (논현로 135길/Nonhyeon-ro 135-gil). Turn right at 1st street (도산대로 26길/Dosandae-ro 26-gil) & walk straight. At the 2nd block, it’ll be at the corner.
Bidulginang Falls (비둘기낭폭포)
A relatively small lake located within the pristine Pocheon Sanjeonghosu Lake, a place with breathtaking landscape attractions, an amusement park, spa amenities & local delicacies!
415-2 Daehwisan-ri, Yeongbuk-myeon, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do.
Dong Seoul Bus Terminal (Near Gangbyeon Station in Seoul, not Express Bus Terminal Station) –> Take Bus 3000/ 3001 (Get off at Pocheon Intercity Bus Terminal).
Travel time = Approx 1.5 hours. Grab a cab from Bus Terminal to Bidulginang Falls.
Kill Me Heal Me
Sangam MBC Office (상암 MBC 신사옥)
This area encompasses entertainment companies (CJ E&M, SBS Prism Tower, MBC Sangnam Building). Click here for further info on the broadcasting tour experience!
267 Sangam-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea.
Metro Susaek Station (Gyeongui-Jungang Line) Exit 1. Sangnam MBC Office will be at the opposite.
International St. Mary’s Hospital (국제성모병원)
This is the world’s first Medical theme park (general hospital, senior town Maris Stella & MTP Mall).
25, Simgok-ro 100 Beon-gil Seo-gu, 22711 Incheon Metropolitan City, Republic of Korea.
Metro Seo-gu Office Station (Incheon Line 2) Exit 3. Walk around 2 minutes to Seobu Police Station –> Green Bus 592 –> International St. Mary’s Hospital.
Garden Gallery (가든갤러리)
This restaurant is run by a couple who are garden designers. Click here for nearby hotels & inns!
143 Suseok-dong, Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. (+82-31-566-7777)
Metro Jamsil Station (Line No. 2/8) Exit 7 –> Red Bus 1670 –> Suseok-dong (30 mins) & walk for approx. 14 mins.
Mon – Sat (1130-2230), Sat (1130-2100)
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
Bok Chicken/ Restaurant Small Town (작은 마을)
Turns out Bok Chicken doesn’t sell chicken after all. Click here for things to do near Gireum Station!
957-4 Jungryeong-dong, 6 Jeungreung-ro 35 Gil, Seongbok-gu, Seoul.
Metro Gireum Station (Line No. 4) Exit 3. Go nearest bus stop –> Bus 7211 –> Kookmin University. Cross the road & go down the stairs. Restaurant will be on your left.
Wishing Fountain at Yongin University (용인대학교)
After touring the university, here are more things to do in Yongin!
2 Cheung 470 Samga-dong, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
Metro City Hall–Yongin University Station (EverLine). Cross road –> Red Bus 5001-1 –> Yongin University. Walk about 6 mins to the university. Wishing fountain is on a small pathway right behind the General Gymnasium [용인대학교 종합체육관].
Caffeine Planet (카페인플래닛)
Located in the heart of Hongdae, here are more activities to be indulged in!
332-19 Seogyo-dong, 11 Gil 29 Ba Waosan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul.
Hongik University Station (Line No. 2) Exit 8.
Fight For My Way
Hanseong Housing (한성주택)
After visiting the renowned staircase from the drama, here are suggestions for a Busan Metro tour guide!
38 Suyeong-ro 49 Beonna-gil, Nam-gu, Busan, South Korea.
Jigegol Station (Line No. 2) Exit 2, walk for about 5 mins.
Seoullo 7017 Sky Garden
Seoullo 7017, an extensive attraction spot with various walking tours & diversified stores to satisfy your cravings (be it food, shopping or just plain enjoyment).
110 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul.
Metro City Hall Station (Line No. 1/2) Exit 6.
I hope this post has been helpful to fulfill your Kdrama fantasies whilst travelling South Korea & exploring the little things in life.
Don’t fret if you get lost from time to time, because only when you’re lost, can you be found. 🙂