#1 Shipwreck Island (Greece)
Location scouts don't have an easy job - other than setting the mood of a scene, they have to find somewhere with breathtaking landscape, often sacrificing one for another. However, in this case, Descendants of the Sun nailed both!
Known for it's pristine beach, coupled with sparkling blue waters, Zakynthos Island was where Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo were spotted enjoying a date in fictional 'Uruk'. If not for Descendants of the Sun, suaku Singaporeans like me might have never heard this little gem in Greece.
Fun fact: the shipwreck you spotted in the show isn't a prop! There was really a shipwreck on the island in 1983. Left unattended over the years, the shipwreck became covered by rust and dilapidated. However, this only adds on to the air of mystery to the island.
>> Zakynthos island tour
Want to visit the filming locations yet have neither the time nor budget to visit Greece? We hear you! KKday prepared a list of sites you can visit in South Korea! Who knows, you might spot a star or two while you're there if you're lucky!
#2 Uruk (South Korea)
Do you remember when abandoned buildings lined Uruk's skyline, filling the scene with dust? 'Uruk' doesn't sound Korean but the scene was actually filmed in South Korea itself! Taebaek, Gangwon, South Korea was chosen for its close resemblance to the original Greek romantic atmosphere.
The classic Descendants of the Sun shoelace-tying poster was filmed here as well! Song Joong Ki squatting down to tie Song Hye Kyo's shoelaces was enough to make us go awww. Coupled with the war-torn scene in the background? I believe every lady's heart melted in that moment.
>> Descendants of the Sun shooting, Uruk day trip!
#3 Songrae Korean Charcoal BBQ (South Korea)
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Ever since Song Joong Ki's visit, the popularity of this restaurant soared through the roofs. Now there's even your very own "Song Joong Ki" situated outside the cafe to tie your shoelaces for you!
#4 dal.komm Coffee
Cafes are virtually staple in Korean drama in recent years; it's where the male and female lead go on dates, have serious discussions, or even walk past inadvertently - the next time you are there, imagine that you are going on a date with your Oppa!
As you can tell, there are many filming sites of Descendants of the Sun in South Korea that you can visit so let's not worry about our withdrawal symptoms anymore - what you need now are enough off days and air tickets!
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