Winter may be white and freezing, but a lot of heartwarming K-drama moments also happen in the snow. And they’ve already got us dreaming of a snowy holiday with a special someone in South Korea. Who knew winter could be so romantic? Forget about spring or autumn for now, and watch winter take the spotlight in these K-dramas that showcase the beauty of winter in South Korea!
My Love from the Star (2013)
Who says you can’t go camping in winter? Do Min-joon (Kim Soo-hyun) and Cheon Song-yi (Jun Ji-hyun) in My Love from the Star have demonstrated the fun of a camping and fishing trip to Jangam Reservoir in Gungmangbong Recreational Forest, Pocheon, Gyeonggi-do. The scene is made extra beautiful with the backdrop of mountain peaks left with tinges of the past autumn.
Legend of the Blue Sea (2016)
If you’ve only visited the beach in summer—which is the most natural thing to do—you’d be surprised at how amazing it looks when the beach is covered in snow. It would be too cold to go in the water, but that ending scene of Heo Joon-jae (Lee Min-ho) and Shim Cheong (Jun Ji-hyun) at Deungmyeong Beach in Gangneung, simply relishing the moment, felt so warm.
A Korean Odyssey (2017)
A Korean Odyssey has grandly showcased the beauty of winter in South Korea — from the well-known attractions of Seoul, clad in snow and sparkling lights, to beautifully frosted landscapes outside the capital. In particular, Pocheon Art Valley has provided an otherworldly backdrop to a lot of fantastical scenes. You can’t help but wonder if such a place exists in real life — it does.
Aside from the gorgeous autumn moments, dazzling winter scenery enhances the magical vibe of Goblin. One particular scene stands out — two lovers in a solitary moment amid frosted fir trees, emotions stirring. The moment was shared in the fir tree forest of Woljeongsa Temple in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do, which is a serene and picturesque place to visit even in winter.
It’s not always snowing in Healer, but we can definitely feel the winter vibe with the leads’ winter fashion — knitted sweaters, turtlenecks, fluffy scarves. Snow falls only at the right moment, such as when they shared a kiss on a rooftop which gave a lot of love chills. Winter is a great time to be in love in South Korea.
While You Were Sleeping (2017)
Nighttime in the city is already exciting enough, but it’s even more magical with the flickering lights mixed with snowfall. And in While You Were Sleeping, immediately the prologue scene got us engrossed with dramatic visuals and pacing, complemented by the slow motion of snow drifting in the air.
When the Weather Is Fine (2020)
Despite its winter setting, When the Weather Is Fine exudes warmth and coziness with its feel-good story and small-town scenery filmed in Yeongwol, Gangwon-do. This K-drama gives a lot of reasons to fall in love with the Korean countryside, where you’ll want to retreat to on cold winter days for the comfort and warmth it offers.
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