[Filming Location] The King: Eternal Monarch


Finally, a drama that I’ve been looking forward to (since Lee Minho got out of the army) has started airing!

Well, I’m not a fan of Lee Minho or anyone in the drama but he is an actor that kind of grew with me since the early days of the Hallyu Wave. His last drama before enlisting had been ‘Legend of the Blue Seas’, which I really loved because of Jun Ji Hyun and my filming location post for that drama is doing really well these days (no idea what’s with the sudden revival). Now that I’m back from my extended overseas holiday and stuck at home (because of unemployment and COV-19), I’ll do my part for the community by being as efficient as I can be, when it comes to researching and compiling information for these locations.

If I am not wrong, filming started since October 2019 and it is still live-shooting. This is a rather common feature in K-drama filming as the scriptwriter and director can still change the script and edits according to the audience response. It is a rather stressful process but I guess that’s how they remain relevant in the ever-so-competitive industry.

Anyway, there may be spoilers along the way, so you might want to skip my post till later if you’re not comfortable with it.

Just some of my thoughts of the drama so far:

Note: Bonus! I created google maps for this drama and the link can be found at the end of the article ๐Ÿ™‚

Episode 1

Misari Regatta, Hanam

It is a boat racing track and park in Hanam City, about 20 km east of Seoul, which had been constructed for the 1986 Asian Games and the 1988 Olympics.

Address: Misa-dong, Hanam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Mungwang Reservoir, Goesan

This place is very famous during autumn for its Ginko tree lane (where the leaves turn golden yellow during autumn).

Goesan is 2 hours from Seoul by public bus and it is a very popular place during autumn.

Photos of the filming taken in Nov 2019: Link | Other photos of the lake

Address: 16, Yanggok-ri, Mungwang-myeon, Goesan-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do
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Sono Felice Vivaldi Park Equestrain club

As normal tourists, it is unlikely that we will be going for equestrain actitivities but Vivaldi Park is part of Daemyung Resort with a ski field in winter (Legend of the Blue Sea film spot) and they also have a water park for summer. You probably need a car to visit this Equestrain Park but the Hotel and resort is more accessible. Check Prices (from 110,000W/night)

Address: SONO HOTELS&RESORTS INDUSTRY Co., Ltd. 135, Beobwon-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul, Korea

Ahopsan Forest, Busan

If you found this forest looking familiar, it is because it has appeared in other K-dramas as well, like Moon Lovers. Apparently, it is a privately owned forest (Entrance Fee: 5,000W) situated at the foot of a mountain.

Address: 37-1, Midong-gil, Cheolma-myeon, Gijang-gun, Busan 46050, South Korea

Directions to the forest: https://koreandramaland.com/listings/ahopsan-forest/ or if you’re keen, Trazy has a tour to bring you to this forest, together with other beautiful places like the sea templ and coastal church.

Link to KTO page: (Korean) https://korean.visitkorea.or.kr/detail/ms_detail.do?cotid=833d4a7b-e9ef-4b2a-bfab-4e376620b458ย 

Information Credit: https://m.blog.naver.com/amlee74/221913157555

Dadaepo Beach

Dadaepo Beach is Busanโ€™s most famous stretch of sand. Join locals at this delightful beach where the waters are shallow and gentle, there are plenty of facilities and the scenery is beautiful. There is also the rather impressive Dadaepo Sunset Fountain of Dream spectacle to enjoy too. More Info here.

Address: 951-9 Dadae-dong, Saha-gu, Busan, South Korea

Gwanghwamun Square, Statue of Admiral Yi & King Sejong

If you’ve been to Seoul, it is highly likely that you have visited this square, which is situated somewhat in the center of Seoul. There are 2 statues in this square, Admiral Yi (the one in war armour standing up) and King Sejong (the one that looks like a king, sitting down). Random fact, King sejong is the creator of the hangul alphabet system that you know of today. Prior to that, Koreans were using traditional chinese characters, which would have been a lot more difficult to master. By simplifying the language, he made education more accessible to the masses.

Address: 172 Sejong-daero, Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Korean Address: ์„œ์šธํŠน๋ณ„์‹œ ์ข…๋กœ๊ตฌ ์„ธ์ข…๋กœ ์„ธ์ข…๋Œ€๋กœ 172

Other locations in Episode 1

Decided not to do screen captures for all locations, otherwise my article would get too long. I’ll just do my favourite picks!

Episode 2

Saseongam Hermitage

Saseongam Hermitage is located in Gurye (Southern part of South Korea, nearest known big city is Gwangju). It was also featured in Moon Lovers. A shuttle bus from the parking lot takes visitors up the steep hill and after a quick hike, you can get a bird’s-eye view of the town. It is a rather historic temple, supposedly built in year 544.

Address: 303, Saseongam-gil Muncheok-myeon, Gurye-gun, Jeollanam-do
Korean Address: ๊ตฌ๋ก€ ์˜ค์‚ฐ ์‚ฌ์„ฑ์•” ์ผ์›, ์ „๋‚จ ๊ตฌ๋ก€๊ตฐ ๋ฌธ์ฒ™๋ฉด ์‚ฌ์„ฑ์•”๊ธธ 303

If you are keen on this temple, I found this YouTube video (https://youtu.be/KLYoWRiBbSA) which shows the beauty of this temple.

Paradise City Hotel, Incheon

This is a 5-star luxurious hotel (which has a casino too) and it is located very near to Incheon International Airport. The room that Lee Minho stays in is the Deluxe Pool Villa (I compared the windows and lightings in the room). It is not the most premium room in the hotel. There’s an even more premium room called the Grande Deluxe Pool. Price of the premium rooms are not available online and you have to email them to enquiry. Maybe some brave fan can do it and let me know the price?

Update: This room cost 20 million won (20,000,000W per night) which is approx $20,000 USD. Source (korean)

Address: 186 Yeongjonghaeannam-ro 321beon-g, Unseo-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea

Price: from 220,000W/night for the normal rooms. Check Prices

Hallim Library in Suwon

Initially, I thought that this library was probably in some university hall but turns out to be it is actually a public library in Suwon! In case you don’t know, Suwon city is only 1 hour from Seoul and it is easily accessible on the metro Line 1 (Blue Line).

Address: South Korea, Gyeonggi-do, Suwon-si, Gwonseon-gu, Gokbanjeong-dong, ๋™์ˆ˜์›๋กœ25๋ฒˆ๊ธธ 32-52
๊ถŒ์„ ๊ตฌ ๋™์ˆ˜์›๋กœ25๋ฒˆ๊ธธ 32-52๊ถŒ์„ ๋™

Royal Portrait Museum in Jeonju

Please note that this portrait museum is only the interior (as seen above), not the exterior building. Jeonju is a very beautiful traditional city to visit. Do put it as part of your Korea itinerary!

Address: 102 Pungnamdong 3(sam)-ga, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea

Official Website: (Korean) http://www.eojinmuseum.org

Cafe B4 in Busan

This cafe is near the 40-step culture and tourism theme street at Jungang-dong. The 40-step stairs have some history with regards to the korean refugees form the korean war. You can read more info here.

Address: 19-7 Jungangdong 3(sam)-ga, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea

Jung Tae Eul’s House in Chungju

Chungju is a city located about 1.5 – 2 hours from Seoul. This place was listed as a pharmacy on google maps, so I’m not sure if they rented the building for filming purposes or perhaps the pharmacy will no longer exist. Also, the actual drink shop does not exist and it had been constructed solely for the purpose of the film. Who knows, the sponsor brand might rent the location after filming ends and let it be a fully functional shop?

Address: 2728 Munhwa-dong, Chungju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea
Korean Address: ์ถฉ์ฒญ๋ถ๋„ ์ถฉ์ฃผ์‹œ ๋ฌธํ™”๋™ 2728 (์ดํ›ค๋‹จ๋น„์•ฝ๊ตญ)

Information & Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/LeeMinHoNewDrama/

Other locations in Episode 2:

  • Hwaguk Banjeom ํ™”๊ตญ๋ฐ˜์  (The restaurant where Jung-jin convince the mother to injure the two kids that teased her wheelchair son)
  • Busan University of Foreign Studies Namsandong Campus (I think it is the library scene)
  • Marine City, Busan (Backdrop of KOC)

Episode 3

BBQ Olive Chicken @ Jong-no, Seoul

If you’re wondering why this place looks so familiar, that’s because Kim Go Eun visited the same outlet before with her ex-boyfriend, Gong Yoo in Goblin :p Seems like her fashion remains the same across all those years..


Address:ย 81 Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul ์„œ์šธ ์ข…๋กœ๊ตฌ ์ฒญ๊ณ„์ฒœ๋กœ 81
Directions:ย Jongak Station, Line 1 (Blue), Exit 4

Jungri Sports Park, Daegu


Credits: To all the fans that caught the filming in action sometime in November 2019.

On a side note, this instagram post by Lee Min Ho’s official account was probably taken at the same park as well!


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Secondhand book store, Busan

Address: 34 Beomil-ro 65beon-gil, Beomil 2(i)-dong, Dong-gu, Busan
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From Streetview, I can’t seem to see whether this bookstore still exists or perhaps it was just a film set. Do let me know if you have any information!

Information credit: https://www.facebook.com/kdrama.place

Other locations in Episode 3:

  • Grocery shopping scene was at Lotte Mart, Seo Cheong Ju ๋กฏ๋ฐ๋งˆํŠธ ์„œ์ฒญ์ฃผ์  at Cheongju
  • Salt Farm scene: Taepyeong Salt Farm (Located in Jeungdo Island, Sinan-gun, Jeollanamdo)
  • Korea University of Technology and Education in Cheonam City

Episode 4

Gyesan Catholic Church, Daegu

The Gyesan Catholic church is famous for being a gothic style, making it a popular place for wedding venues. The overall style of the building is Romanesque, but the Gothic elements are added to the design of the tower and the matching of stained glasses.

Address: 10 Seoseong-ro, Seongnae 2(i)-dong, Jung-gu, Daegu, South Korea

Sogeumbit Bookstore and Yurim Trading ์†Œ๊ธˆ๋น›์„œ์ ์•ค์œ ๋ฆผ์ƒํšŒ


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The location where LMH bought the book on poems before going back to KOC.
If I am not wrong, it is a bookstore and a cafe as well in a traditional hanok building. Looks pretty interesting.

Address: 7 Nammunan-gil, Ganghwa-eup, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon, South Korea

Episode 5

Gwangandaegyo Bridge, Busan

This bridge was featured when they were on the boat returning to the palace. You can also see this magnificent beach from Gwangali Beach (a place that I would highly recommend you to visit when you’re in Busan). Busan Gwangandaegyo Bridge (Busan 66, also called Gwangan-daero) is 7.4 km long and it is the longest bi-level bridge over the ocean in Korea.

KTO Website (about the bridge): https://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=1064834

Address: 203, Suyeonggangbyeon-daero, Haeundae-gu, Busan
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Busan KT Sonicboom Gymnasium, Busan

This is a legit basketball stadium where the Busan KT Sonicboom team trains at.

Address: 55-32 Sajik-ro, Sajik 2(i)-dong, Dongnae-gu, Busan, South Korea

Marine City, Haeundae, Busan

This place is located along the Cinema Street located in Marine City, Haeundae-gu in Busan. It is a 800-meter street between Park Hyatt Busan and The Sharp Adelliseu Apt. Along the street, you can see posters, movie cutouts, trick art photos, Santorini squares and several sculptures. This scene had been previously featured in other scenes in previous episodes like LMH’s car zooming by and the 2 guards on horses.

Address: 91, Marine city 1-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan 48119 South Korea

Pyeongchang-dong, Seoul

Address: Pyeongchang-gil, Pyeongchang-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul

KU Building is Trade Tower in Seoul

Address: 511 Yeongdong-daero, Samseong 1(il)-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Note: This building is right beside COEX which is near Samseong Station (Green, Line 2, Exit 6). It is also close to the very pretty starfield instagram-worthy library. So, don’t forget to visit there as well if you’re in the area!

Other Locations:

Korea University of Technology and Education – where LMH spoke to the university students

The place where LMH did the ‘shooting game’ seems to be at Wolmido, Incheon. However, I can’t seem to ‘mark’ that place down in Google Maps.

This should be the address below.

Address: 98-12 Bukseong-dong 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea

Episode 7

Episode 8

Wangchang Budaejigae (Army Stew Soup)

Address: ์™•์ฐฝ๋ถ€๋Œ€์ฐŒ๊ฐœ 82-10 Eunjeon-ro, Jeokgok-eup, Yeoncheon-gun, Gyeonggi-do 11033

This place is approximately 80 mins drive, north of Seoul. Public transport will take you about 2 hours.

SKD Coffee Lab ์†ก๊ธˆ๋‹น์ปคํ”ผ๋žฉ

Ice Cream Shop where Luna violently attacked a guy with the chair


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More photos at Naver Blog that visited the cafe

Address: 1F, 19, Jisan 1-gil, Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do

KAHI Skincare Line

Not a location but I predict that people would be curious.

The multi-balm that Kim Go Eun was using belongs to this brand called ‘KAHI’ and the item in question is a multi moisturizing balm stick which cost 42,000W. It is used for whitening and wrinkle improvement purposes. There are only 8 skincare products from this brand with the cheapest being the cleansing foam (24,000W) and the most expensive being the Core Cream (115,000W). With this price range, they seem to be similar to IOPE. This brand is brand new and it only launched in April 2020 with Kim Go Eun being the brand representative. It is so new that they haven’t even done up their ‘About Us’ page and don’t even have a facebook page right now. (May 2020)

Now, let’s see if this brand takes off.

Haeundae in Busan

Address: Gunam-ro, Haeundae, Busan

Directions: Haeundae Exit 3 or 5, walk all the way straight.

Fun Fact – this scene was filmed on 20th April (which was less than 1 month from the air date on 14th may). As it was a crowded location (Haeundae is like the Myeongdong of Seoul), a lot of people saw the filming (who wouldn’t. I mean he stands out wherever he goes right? After all, he’s riding a dashing white horse too..), a lot of people saw the filming including this person here on instagram.

Episode 9

Paris Baguette, Hongdae, Seoul

Apparently this is the same outlet as Episode 2.

Address: Paris Baguette (Hongdae)ย 99 Wausan-ro, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Information credit: https://www.facebook.com/kdrama.place

Misa Lake Park, Hanam

Address: 739-1 Mangwol-dong, Hanam-si, Gyeonggi-do
๋ฏธ์‚ฌํ˜ธ์ˆ˜๊ณต์› ๊ฒฝ๊ธฐ ํ•˜๋‚จ์‹œ ๋ง์›”๋™ 739-1

If you’re wondering why ‘Hanam’ sounds familiar, that’s because it is the same city where the canoe-racing in episode 1 was filmed. Hanam also has the famous ‘Hanam Starfield Mall’ which is the biggest shopping center in Korea (A scene from Legend of the Blue Seas was filmed here.)

Information Credit: KoreaTravelArt

Episode 10

BBQ Olive Chicken, Yeoju City, Hyeonam Branch

Note: Yeoju is about 90mins away from Seoul by public transport.

Address: Hyeonam 2-gil, Yeoju-si, Gyeonggi-do, 469-800 Yeoju-si
๊ฒฝ๊ธฐ๋„ ์—ฌ์ฃผ์‹œ ํ˜„์•”2๊ธธ, 469-800 ์—ฌ์ฃผ์‹œ

๊ณ ์Šค๋ฝ Goseulag, Iksan

Address: Seokmae-ri, Hamyeol-eup, Iksan, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea

FYI: Iksan is located 2hr 40 mins from Seoul (by public bus). This place contains >3,500 Korean earthenware (known as Hangari) and seems like you will be able to purchase traditional soybean paste and gochujang from here. It is also a traditional teahouse where you can enjoy tea.

Paris Baguette, Hyehwa-doing, Seoul

The brand that has been shown as Sang Mi Dang (์ƒ๋ฏธ๋‹น) is actually still Paris Baguette, which rebranded itself to fit that parallel world. The pastries that you see can be bought in the actual Paris Baguette outlets as well; which is why there’s always a 2-second focus on the drinks and cakes =p

Episode 11

The Alley Da, Myeongdong, Seoul

Address: 1F 27 Myeongdong 3-gil Jung-gu Seoul
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Osan City Drama Set

This corridor has appeared countless times in the drama. Osan is a city 47km from Seoul. The filmset is more famous for the Arthdal Chronicles (Song Joongki’s drama) which I didn’t watch. Seems like it is possible to visit this place but there are limited slots and you have to make a registration. I can’t seem to find the information in english but I guess if you do get to visit this place, the tourism information counter should be able to help you out!

By the way, the set was done up (or perhaps sponsored) by bosung stone which means that the set may be torn down once filming is completed. So, do check before heading down.

Address: 240 Naesammi-dong, Osan-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
๊ฒฝ๊ธฐ๋„ ์˜ค์‚ฐ์‹œ ๋‚˜์‚ผ๋ฏธ๋™ 240

Other locations

  • Centum City, Busan (where the battlefield scene took place with 30 horses)

Episode 12

Munsan Cathedral, Jinju

This church was founded in 1905. The Hanok Cathedral (building on left) was built in 1923 and the main hall (modern-looking building) was completed in 1937.

Note: Jinju is located about 1 hour drive to the west of Busan.

More photos: Naver Blog Naver Blog

Address: 58-1 Somun-ri, Munsan-eup, Jinju-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
์ฒœ์ฃผ๊ต ๋ฌธ์‚ฐ ์„ฑ๋‹น ๊ฒฝ์ƒ๋‚จ๋„ ์ง„์ฃผ์‹œ ๋ฌธ์‚ฐ์ ์†Œ๋ฌธ๋ฆฌ 58-1

Neoreun Madang ๋„ˆ๋ฅธ๋งˆ๋‹น

Address: 233-6, Seosamneung-gil, Deogyang-gu, Goyang, Gyeonggi-do 10292 South Korea
๋„ˆ๋ฅธ๋งˆ๋‹น ๋•์–‘๊ตฌ ์›๋‹น๋™ ์„œ์‚ผ๋ฆ‰๊ธธ 233-6 412-030 Goyang

Goyang is kind of in Seoul, north-west of Hongdae and the place is pretty accessible (but a lot of walking required) from a station at Line 3 called Wonheung Station.

This restaurant is famous enough to have a TripAdvisor Page!

Website: nrmadang.co.kr

Episode 13

Woljeonggyo Bridge, Gyeongju

This bridge is definitely an icon of Gyeongju! It underwent reconstruction (No wonder I did not recall seeing it in my 2011 visit to Gyeongju). The access to the bridge is free (there may be access hours but I’m not certain) and on a not so windy day, I believe the reflection would be perfect! I’ve seen many beautiful photos online. Gyeongju is a city definitely worth visiting if you’re keen to find out more about the Shilla Dynasty. I remember in my past visit, we stayed in a Hanok as well, completing the traditional experience.

Note: Seoul to Gyeongju via KTX is about 2 hours and via bus is about 3 hours 45 mins. Gyeongju is nearer to Busan.

Address: Gyo-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do South Korea

Busan Cinema Center

The building with the colourful lights is Busan Cinema Center, the exclusive venue for Busan International Film Festival. However, to get a view of this building (in this angle) you need to be across the river.

Address: (Estimate) 437-6 Suyeong-dong, Suyeong-gu, Busan, South Korea

Episode 14

Taehwa River Seepri Bamboo Grove, Ulsan

The forest scene featured here is not the same one as the ‘portal’. This scene was filmed at Ulsan and this is a public and free area, situated within a park, along the Taehwa River. Ulsan is a town which is 45km northeast of Busan and there are buses and trains there.

Address: 650-26 Taehwa-dong, Jung-gu, Ulsan, South Korea
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Information Credit: KoreaTravelArt

BBQ Olive Chicken Cafe, Gimpo City

This hair tying scene was directly opposite the shop.

Gimpo is somewhere in between incheon and seoul. You will go pass the ‘Gimpo Airport’ when you’re taking the train from incheom to seoul =p

Address: 83-20 Yulsaeng-ro, Daegot-myeon, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do
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Information Credit: KDrama.Place

Episode 15

Kyowon Training Institute

The hospital scene which includes the park scene and this swing bridge in this IG Post (below) was filmed here. I’m not sure what type of building it is but it seems like an education and training campus so I’m not sure how realistic it is to visit this place. Gapyeong is situated one hour from Seoul (on the way to chuncheon).


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Address: 313-2 Hoegok-ri, Seorak-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
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More Photos from Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kyowon_training_institute/

Information Credit: KDrama.Place

Episode 16

Paris Baguette, Hyehwa-doing, Seoul

Screenshot from Google Maps.

This is the same location as Episode 10. The brand that has been shown as Sang Mi Dang (์ƒ๋ฏธ๋‹น) is actually still Paris Baguette, which rebranded itself to fit that parallel world.

Nonsan Sunshine Land

If you find this place looking familiar, you’ve probably watched Mr. Sunshine (feat. Glory Hotel). The city of Nonsan is situated on the left/middle of south korea, somewhere above Jeonju and traveling by bus from Seoul will take you about 2 hours 20 mins. This place is not free though, there’s a 7,000W entry fee.

Address: 102 Bonghwang-ro, Yeonmu-eup, Nonsan-si, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea (์ถฉ์ฒญ๋‚จ๋„ ๋…ผ์‚ฐ์‹œ ์—ฐ๋ฌด์ ๋ด‰ํ™ฉ๋กœ 102)

Directions:ย Take a train (KTX, ITX, Mugunghwa, Nuriro) from Yongsan Station and get off at Nonsan Station. From Nonsan Station Bus Stop, take Bus No. 216 and get off at Hwangha 4(sa)-ri Bus Stop. Walk for approx. 10 min.

Official Website: (Korean) http://www.nonsan.go.kr/sunshine/#txt

KTO information: (English) https://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/KOO/OO_EN_13_3_2.jsp?cid=2584188

Other locations

  • Donggwang-gil Jung-gu, Busan
  • Busan Transportation Information Center
  • Anseong Memorial Park (the columbarium of Lee Ji Hun)


If you’re keen to read on the product placements (PPLs) in the drama, plus the sponsorship for this drama and other random stuff like where the White Horse Maximus came from,

please continue reading in this separate page:




It’s a wrap (after 2 long months) ! Any thoughts of the drama? Personally, I give the drama a 6/10 rating as it was simply too confusing to watch. The storyline, concept and ideas were refreshing but the way story was shown to us (with the endless time switch format that confuses us on whether it was the past, current or future) was just bad. If they could re-edit the entire story flow, it could have been so much better! The PPLs were annoying and later on became amusing because you kind of know it will appear, just a matter of what, when and where.

What other dramas have you been watching/will be watching and what ‘filming locations’ post should I do next?

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  • Omg ๐Ÿ˜ฏ I’m so amazed .. With just 2 episodes , you’ve already come up with it’s filming locations โ˜บ

    • Haha, I guess I’m too bored staying home from COV-19. Some of these locations are easier to find because fans caught their filming in action. And I guess Lee Minho is quite popular so the information is quite readily available online too. glad that you are curious too ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Hello,

    Wanted to say thank you so much for the time you invested in writing the information about the locations and more.

    Stay safe and healthy ๐Ÿ˜˜.

    Your truly,
    Taly (์นผ๋ฆฌ ์•ผ)

    • Hi Taly, Thanks for leaving a comment. Glad that you enjoyed my post. Please look forward to my future updates as well ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thank you so much for the information and location and photos. So attractive all the places that you’ve shown. So much interesting to visit Seoul and Busan. You did a great job Taly. See you soon

      • Thanks for you comment! Glad that you found it useful and hope you get to visit Korea soon!!

  • Hello! May i know where is the bubble tea shop featured in the show? And does it really taste good? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hi there, the location of the shop is located at Chung-ju but it is not a real shop. It is just a production set specially created for filming purposes. The bubble tea brand is called ‘The Alley’ and they have franchise all over the world. I think the tea is not bad, but it really depends on which shop you are visiting as franchise brands manage their own quality.

    • Guess what, I’m just about to ‘update’ my post! It’s located in Jinju. It’s quite an interesting place as I’m currently trying to investigate why it had the hanok house beside it..

  • Hi
    This is kind of random but I was just wondering, they’ve rapped up filming right? Or are they still shooting??

    P.s. This is super cool and I really want to visit some of these sites one day.

    • I believe they are still shooting as I haven’t seen any news that they have wrapped it up. In Korea, they like to practice ‘live-shooting’ as this would allow them to change the storyline according to the audience’s response. It’s like how they adapted the pace of episode 11 & 12 to be a lot faster.. I guess this was an outcome after their low ratings =p

  • Honeystars. Thanks so much for your research. Iโ€™ve only just seen first episode and as an American whose never seen Korea but totally entrenched in KDramas for the last seven years, I was amazed at the scene of the coronation walk and the Gwanghwamun Square scene. Iโ€™ve just spent three hours trying to find where it was filmed and finally found this site. AWESOMELY beautiful. I think itโ€™s supposed to be Busan in the drama (will learn more as I watch the rest) so I was confused when I started looking. Iโ€™m a major fan now of all KDramas but particularly the sageuks. I know more about Korean history now than my own history because I look everything up to find the real story after watching a show. Wishing someday I could travel there in person but until then Iโ€™ll keep faithfully watching online.
    What an absolutely beautiful and colorful city Seoul is. Thanks again for your hard work and now back to binge watching the rest of the drama.

    • Hi there! Glad you found my blog~~ They filmed at countless locations for this drama. All the way from Seoul till Busan and I think I have a list of more than 40+ points in my Google Maps compilation. I hope you’ll enjoy this drama but my fav of them all is Episode 10 – 15. South Korea is a beautiful country and you should visit some day when you have the chance! Thanks for leaving a comment ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Hi just want to check, in Episode 2 you said the cafe is caffe B4 near the 40 steps stairs but when I Google that the place looks different. Is the tram passing in the drama a fake tram?

  • Thanks for this. I was curious about the whole filming process because Iโ€™d read that they still live shot after the shows start airing which seems impossible if your moving locations. I really loved this drama. I think the leads acting carried the story despite a lot of the plot weaknesses. We hope to see Korea and do a kdrama tour some day.

    • yep it was a live-shooting drama! there were some unresolved mysteries that were somehow forgotten.. the drama was indeed highly anticipated but the script was too confusing. but i still enjoyed it! hope you get to visit korea some day!