If you’re a fan of Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, we’d like to take you back in time and help you relive your favorite moments of the show! Here, we list down all the stunning places in South Korea from the hit time slip K-Drama! All you gotta do now is find your own prince.
Baekje Cultural Land
Baekje Cultural Landis used as Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo’s main filming site.
Located in Buyeo County, the South Korean government pumped in millions of dollars into rebuilding Sabiung Palace and its village to preserve the history and culture of the Baekje Kingdom (18BC – 660AD).
Some prominent buildings within Baekje Cultural Land include the five-story wooden pagoda, Neungsa Temple, one of the most important Buddhist temples of the period that served as a royal temple within the palace vicinity, the Living Culture Village featuring model houses of citizens from different ranks/classes and Royal Tomb Park which showcases the tombs of noblemen.
Ondal Tourist Park
Recall that steamy scene from the first episode in which our beloved princes were taking a bath? Sigh, look at ’em toned torsos…
Ondal Tourist Park, used as the princes’ palace in the show, is a popular filming location for many historical dramas like Faith and The Flower in Prison. Ondal Tourist Park was built as a model to showcase the houses of noblemen and traditional shopping district of the past. You can even try on costumes and props used during the actual filming of dramas here!
Ondal Grotto Cave
If you’re done visiting Ondal Tourist Park and is still up for some adventure, head over to the neighbouring Ondal Grotto Cave—a limestone cave that was estimated to have formed over 400 million years ago.
The not-so-secret meeting between Hae-soo and 8th prince, where our dear prince asked Hae-soo for her hand in marriage, only to be intervened by Court Lady Oh was filmed right in the Ondal Grotto Cave.
Ondal Grotto Cave measures to about 760 metres—not exactly long compared to Manjanggul Cave on Jeju Island—but Ondal Grotto Cave’s stalagmites and stalactites makes the cave that’s worth visiting if you’re on a holiday to Korea.
Pocheon Art Valley
The scene with our heroine getting pulled into a time slip while trying to save a drowning boy at Cheonjuho Lake was filmed at Pocheon Art Valley—a granite quarry eroded by spring water and rain runoffs.
Nearby Pocheon Art Valley lies Pocheon Herb Island, a Europe-themed attraction that houses more than 340 types of herbs used by bakeries, cafes and restaurants. If you fancy a freshly-baked, fluffy baguette or a warm cup of tea made with the freshest herbs, you know where to go.
Which among these filming locations would you like to visit?
*Featured image from SBS Productions