[FILMING LOCATION] Hwayugi: A Korean Odyessy

I guess.. I’m back with a new drama! This is an on-going drama (I believe that it is an on-going filming and production drama) and there’s finally something for me to look out for every weekend!

I’m sorry for not completing the filming locations for ‘While you were Sleeping’ and ‘Temperature of Love’. I don’t know why but the story kind of bore me out and I didn’t even want to finish the remaining episodes, which explains why my filming location posts for the 2 dramas were left incomplete.

In between, I did get hooked to another Chinese-drama (A love so beautiful. 致我们单纯的小美好) cause the male lead was simply too handsome. 

Well, after watching a trailer of the first episode of Hwayugi, where they featured the special ability of the young child, it did generate some kind of interest for me and yep, I spent the weekend watching through 2 rather long episodes (about 90mins). I kind of have high hopes for this drama and I’m kind of hoping that it will be as popular as Goblin. Well, it is taking on the same time slot (weekend nights) and on Cable so I hope that it will be a drama worth watching.

Since I’ll be watching and ‘chasing’ this drama, I might as well do what I love doing best. It’s FILMING LOCATION HUNTING TIME!

This will be an on-going update (in the same blogpost).

If one day I stop updating, it means that I have given up on this drama or I simply got to busy. Let’s hope that day doesn’t come 😉

Seoul

  • Walkabout Bar (Myeongdong)
  • Everland
  • Miss Yoon in Wonderland
  • Oil Tank Culture Park
  • Namsan Seoul Tower
  • Gyeonggi Provincial Museum

Incheon

  • Songdo Central Park
  • Sorae Ecological Park
  • Chinatown

Yongin

  • Dae Jang Geum Park

Gwacheon

  • Flower Ivy Cafe 담쟁이

Hapcheon

  • Hapcheon Image Theme Park

 

[Episode 1]

Address: South Korea, Incheon, Namdong-gu, Nonhyeon-dong, Sorae-ro 154beon-gil, 77
Korean Website: http://korean.visitkorea.or.kr/kor/bz15/where/where_main_search.jsp?cid=1618031

Note: This place also appeared in Episode 2.


[Episode 2]

Walkabout Bar @ Myeongdong

Name: Walkabout
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/walkaboutnu
Address: Namsandong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 중구 남산동2가 25-18 100-042 Seoul, Korea
Directions: Myeongdong Station, Exit 3, Walk all the way up the hill.

According to the Facebook reviews, this place seems to be a bar which sells craft beer and thai food? Seems like quite an interesting place to visit and there’s also a sign which says ‘TRAVEL CAFE” too! According to street view, you will also be able to see Namsan Tower when you’re walking up the slope. Sounds like a nice place to visit~~

Information Credit: KoreaTravelArt

Christmas @ Everland

Address: 199 Everland-ro, Pogog-eup, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Despite my multiple visits to Korea, I have yet to visit Everland.. Seems like christmas would be a good season to visit. According to the link on their website (http://www.everland.com/web/webzine/christmas/christmas_nighttime.html), the christmas light celebration will be until 31st December 2017.
Assuming you read my post right now, you have 1 more day to visit this place.

Anyway, if you’re thinking of visiting, don’t forget that you can purchase tickets at discount prices here (Link to Trazy).

Address: South Korea, Incheon, Namdong-gu, Nonhyeon-dong, Sorae-ro 154beon-gil, 77
Korean Website: http://korean.visitkorea.or.kr/kor/bz15/where/where_main_search.jsp?cid=1618031

According the the photos, it seems like a very large park. Anyway, the place is really beautiful. Check out all the instagram photos tagged to the location!

Daejanggeum Park @ Yongin

Address: 778-1 Yongcheon-ri, Baegam-myeon, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Korean Website: http://djgpark.imbc.com/
Entrance Fee: 7,000W
Directions from Seoul: Giheung station (Bundang Line) → Transfer to Yongin Ever Line → Get off at Stadium, Songdam College station → Forbes Hospital bus station → Take a bus heading towards Baegam direction → Get off at Baegam → Take # 105 Bus or a taxi → Dae Jang Geum Park
Shuttle Bus & Tour Package from Seoul

This place is a popular outdoor film set owned by MBC and many historical-days k-dramas (including the king loves) are filmed here!

LED Roses @ Songdo Central Park, Incheon

Address: 196 Technopark-ro, Songdo-dong, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, South Korea

Alright, this Songdo Central Park has appeared in countless dramas, including Goblin and Descendents of the Sun. Anyway, I’m not certain on whether the LED roses are still on display but in the process of my research, I found the company that did the setup of the roses! It’s by this company called ‘sunsave’ and here’s their naver article and photos on the setup process.

Also, if I’m not wrong, the ice cream shop for the frost guy should be filmed at this park as well.

Found this image from instagram (which shows the food truck) and the surrounding buildings look similar to the buildings around this Songdo Central Park.

#화유기 #드라마촬영지 #화유기촬영지

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[Episode 4]

Miss Yoon in Wonderland

Address: 3 Yangjaecheon-ro 17-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul
서울 서초구 양재천로17길 3 (양재동 122-6)
Nearest Station: Yeoksam, Exit 4

This is an Alice in Wonderland-themed restaurant situated in Gangnam. This location is the bat of the summer fairy so it was actually featured since episode 1!
Found a blog post that visited the restaurant before.

[Episode 5]

Hapcheon Image Theme Park

Address: 757, Hapcheonhosu-ro, Yongju-myeon, Hapcheon-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do
Visit Korea Website: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=264509

[Episode 6]

Flower Cafe Ivy 담쟁이

Address: 475-5 Munwon-dong, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do

Namsan Seoul Tower

Address: 105 Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea

This tower is somewhat the icon of Seoul. It has been appearing in many dramas like Boys over Flowers and Legends of the Blue Sea.
Despite visiting Korea many times, I’ve only visited this place once (walked up) and I’ve not taken the cable car nor went up the tower. Maybe some day. Haha.

[Episode 8]

Chinatown

Exact Address of filming spot above: 31 Seollin-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea


(To be continued)

I do not have the time to update this blog post in the quickest time possible but do refer to the links below as they seem to update really quickly!

 

Credit Sources:

(1) http://koreandramaland.com/jobs/?search_keywords=Hwayuki&submit=

(2) http://alienbeing.tistory.com/1379

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