Visit these popular filming locations to live out your K-Drama dreams

We spent most of our lockdown watching Korean dramas to pass the time, but it fueled our desire to travel to Korea and visit the filming locations featured in many Korean dramas. If you find yourself in Korea, we have compiled a list of famous places where K-dramas have been filmed for you to visit.

Yonsei University (Sinchon Campus), Seoul

Featured in Snowdrop, True Beauty and Snowdrop Modern Girl, Men Are Men, a KBS drama Special Extraordinary You, Abyss, When My Love Blooms Romance Is An After Thought, IRIS (2009), Brilliant Legacy, Age of Youth 2, Age of Youth I, Reply 1994, Truth, Nonstop, Over The Rainbow

Yonsei University, one of the three most renowned universities in South Korea and where Parasite filmmaker Bong Joon-ho is also an alumnus, is a favorite of K-drama producers.

This area is frequently used for filming school and college scenes due to its incredible architecture. The Underwood-Hall of the Sinchon campus houses a museum dedicated to the university’s founder, Horace G Underwood. Snowdrop introduced parts of this university as Hosu Woman’s University.

Breakwater of Jumunjin Beach, Gangneung-si

Featured by: Racket Boys, More Than Friends, Goblin, Hotel King, Racket Boys

For the first time on her birthday, Ji Eun-Tak (Kim Go-Eun) encounters the goblin, aka Kim Shin (Gong Yoo), in what is known as the red scarf scene. The female protagonist of the series frequently visits this K-drama venue to speak with her late mother. It is easily accessible from Jumunjin Port and is located in Gangneung-si. He was, however, less well known until the scene became popular.

Sinchon graffiti tunnel, Seoul

Presented in perfect condition, imitation, hello, me!, and hello, you! My First First Love, Private Lives, Record of Youth Manhole, Touch Your Heart While You Were Sleeping Dream Knight, The Best Hit, Goblin, among others.

Remember the funny scene from Goblin where Kim Shin (Gong Yoo) and the Grim Reaper (Lee Dong-Wook) cruise through a tunnel in style while a biker yells at them to take the sidewalk? They smile and wave, assuming he wishes them a “Happy New Year” in his own unique way. Vivid graffiti art is easily visible in this image, brilliantly photographed in and around the tunnel. However, the stage graffiti has been changed now. Nevertheless, it is an exciting place.

Bok Chicken

Featured in Weightlifting Fairy, the famous chicken bok, where actually the restaurant is called Jageun Maeul, and it is a popular hangout for students from the surrounding university due to its low prices and good food . Jageun Maeul is the perfect place to relive Bok Joo and Joon Hyung’s goofy romance that made us swoon.

seoul land

Featured in Strong Woman Do Bong Soon.

No Korean drama is complete without an endearing theme park date that makes us wish we had our own Oppa. If Bong Soon and Min Hyuk’s date in Strong Woman Do Bong Soon sounds ideal, take your partner to Seoul Land! Due to the shorter queues, many people prefer this park over larger parks like Everland.

N Seoul Tower

It’s no surprise that cult drama ‘Boys Over Flowers’ was filmed at one of Seoul’s most iconic locations! Jun Pyo and Jan Di were supposed to enjoy their romantic date at the tower.

It is a favorite date spot for couples due to its beautiful views of Seoul. Perhaps you will meet your very own Jun Pyo while admiring the scenery.

Aqua Planet Yeosu

This Legend of the Blue Sea set is the perfect place to relive the show’s romance if the scene where Joon Jae and Shim Cheong reunited melted your heart. The aquarium was used for several sequences, but this reunion moment was shot in front of the main Ocean’s Life aquarium.

The aquarium is spread over four floors and has around 280 species; The second largest in Seoul. Don’t miss their fantastic mermaid performances while you’re there!

Pizza Alvolo (Yeoksam branch)

It’s normal not to be well; Moon Gang-tae worked part-time at Pizza Alvolo after his best friend, Jo Jae-soo, got him a job there. The striking logo and blue delivery motorbikes placed outside the restaurant are likely to attract attention, especially compared to other shops on Yeoksam Street. Unlike other Pizza Alvolo locations that sell pizza, this one was created with healthy burger company Mokdong Burger. Naturally, burgers are available here.

Live cafe and pub

Oh Cheon-Jae, a former singer who had a popular song in the 1990s, runs the Live Cafe & Pub in Gongjin in the drama. He struggles to raise his daughter, who loves K-pop idols but isn’t shy about responding to adults. After seeing the beautiful facade of the building in the drama, who knew there was a hardware store inside?