For K-drama fans, no other part of the world could be more romantic than South Korea. Whether you are looking for a honeymoon paradise, a romantic getaway, or simply a fun way to relive your favorite K-drama scenes, South Korea is dripping with scenic views and ultra-romantic settings. Here are some K-drama sites you can visit:
Wolmido Island, Incheon
Drift to the enchanting views of Wolmido Island in Incheon, South Korea. One of the first few scenes between Captain Yoo Si-jin and Sergeant Major Seo Dae-young of Descendants of the Sun was shot on this island. One of its most notable locations is Songdo Central Park, commonly referred to as Korea’s version of the New York Central Park. Aside from cafés and restaurants, you can enjoy water leisure sports, such as canoeing, family boat, and kayaking. Explore Wolmido Island through a day tour from Incheon.
252, Wolmi-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon
Yeongdap Station Pedestrian Bridge
If you are a fan of Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, also known as Goblin, the Yeongdap Station Pedestrian Bridge in Seoul would be familiar to you because this is where Sunny and the Grim Reaper met for the first time. Visitors can view the installation art and stroll on a workout park under the bridge.
159, Salgoji-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
Petite France, a French cultural village bursting with colors and charm, has been featured in You Who Came from the Stars, One Spring Night, and Secret Garden. You can enjoy the café, museum, restaurant, workshops, and a guesthouse. Don’t miss the Orgel house to see the 200-year old music box plays.
1063, Hoban-ro, Cheongpyeong-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
9:00 AM- 6:00 PM (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
9:00 AM- 6:00 PM (Friday, Saturday)
Much of Winter Sonata was shot in Namiseom Island, a perfect blend of tranquility and old school charm. Nami Island is filled with chestnut trees and poplar trees. Your family will enjoy the different activities here aside from soaking in the great views. Diversions include a zipline, mini theme-park, camping, Gapyeong Ewhawon Garden, Gapyeong Rail Park, and Jade Garden Natural Arboretum. Visit these attractions and more on a Nami Island 10-hr Private Tour from Seoul. Reserve your dates here.
1, Namiseom-gil, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
7:30 AM- 9:40 PM
Namsan Seoul Tower
Namsan Seoul Tower is the perfect backdrop for your date. Seen in Boys Over Flowers, Live Up To Your Name, and Hwayugi—among many others—Namsan Seoul Tower is one of the tallest towers in Asia and will give you panoramic views of Seoul. At night, you will fall in love with the modern lights accentuating Namsan Seoul Tower with the dark sky behind it. If you want to see this beauty with your own eyes, get your N Seoul Tower discounted tickets here.
105, Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu,
10:00 AM- 11:00 PM (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
10:00 AM- 12:00 PM (Saturday)
Coffee Prince Cafe
Who would forget the popular show Coffee Prince starred by Gong Yoo and Yoon Eun Hae? Coffee Prince Cafe is the main set of the show. The café exudes an industrial vibe with wooden accents. Outside, the café is surrounded by trees, giving the guests a lovely view from inside.
337-2, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
10:00 AM (Mondays- Sundays)
Daemyung Resort Sol Beach Hotel & Resort
With its stunning Spanish architecture, Daemyung Resort Sol Beach Hotel & Resort oozes with romance and laid-back mood. The film My Secret Romance was shot in this Santorini-themed location. You and your family can explore its restaurants, its indoor water park called Aqua World, and a sauna.
678, Seonsayujeok-ro, Sonyang-myeon, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do
2:00 PM – 12:00 PM
Visit the elegant Unhyeongung Yanggwan building adorned with French Renaissance details and built between 1911 and 1912. The structure was originally part of the Unhyeongung Royal Residence. Goblin fans know this as the home of Kim Shin (Gong Yoo) in the show; this is why many tourists continue to flock the site.
464 Samil-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Another space to delight Goblin fans is the Mocca Bookstore in Seongdong-gu. In one of the scenes, Eun Tak accidentally summoned Goblin before the yellow-painted wall. You can use this as a backdrop for your Instagram photos. There are cafes and shops nearby where you can unwind.
333-93, 2-St, Shui Shui-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
Kim Bok Joo and Jung Joon Hyung of Weightlifting Fairy first held hands at E-World in Daegu. This European-themed park is also perfect for families because of the rides, lighting displays, exhibitions, flowers, and restaurants.
200, Duryugongwon-ro, Dalseo-gu, Daegu
10:00 AM- 10:00 PM
Travel easily from one K-drama location to another via the KTX Train. Book your Discounted KORAIL Pass here.
*Featured image via MBC