When you travel to other countries, visiting historical sites and eating at delicious restaurants are fun but sometimes finding and seeing the places where your favorite movies or TV shows were filmed bring great joy. It would be safe to assume that chances are you may have watched or at least heard of Korean movies or Kdramas (Squid Game?), thus here I make a list of filming locations of Korean dramas and movies. Obviously, this is not a complete list and yet I will consistently add more locations to the list, so bookmark this page or save it
List of Locations of Korean Movies or Kdramas
- Gwangalli Beach (광안리 해수욕장) and Gwangan Bridge (광안대교) – Rain or Shine (그냥 사랑하는 사이) and more
- Huinnyeoul Culture Village (흰여울문화마을) – The Attorney (변호인) and more
- Gamcheon Culture Village (감천문화마을) – LUCA: The Beginning and more
- Wiyangji (위양지) – Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart of Ryeo (달의 연인: 보보경심 려) and more
- Ahopsan Forest (아홉산 숲) – The King: Eternal Monarch (더 킹: 영원의 군주) and more
- LCT Tower – Now, we are breaking up (지금, 헤어지는 중입니다)
- Jukseong Church (Dream Open Set / 죽성성당) – Curtain Call and more
- Jeonju Hyanggyo (전주향교) – The Red Sleeve (옷소매 붉은 끝동) and more
- Jeonju Hanok Village (전주한옥마을) – My Roomate is Gumiho (간 떨어지는 동거) and more
Gwangalli Beach (광안리 해수욕장) and Gwangan Bridge (광안대교), Busan
Gwangan Bridge and Gwangalli Beach are Busan’s top destinations and landmarks and apparently filmmakers’ favorites as well. These well-recognized places are filming locations not only for Korean dramas and movies but for world-class blockbusters. The list of movies includes:
- Black Panther
- Racket Boys (라켓소년단)
- The King: Eternal Monarch (더 킹 : 영원의 군주)
- Rain or Shine (그냥 사랑하는 사이)
- Untouchable (언터처블)
- Let’s Eat 3 (식샤를 합시다 3)
- Hard Hit (발신제한)
- Tidal Wave (해운대)
- Mood of the Day (그날의 분위기)
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Huinnyeoul Culture Village (흰여울문화마을), Busan
Once born as a refugee town during the Korean War, Huinnyeoul Culture Village was recreated as one of the prettiest villages in Busan. The village was featured in many Korean movies and TV shows such as Infinite Challenge. The list of movies includes:
- The Attorney (변호인)
- Waiting for Rain (비와 당신의 이야기)
- Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time (범죄와의 전쟁)
- Dark Figure of Crime (암수살인)
- Bloody Tie (사생결단)
- Typhoon (태풍)
- First Love Rally (첫사랑 사수 궐기대회)
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Gamcheon Culture Village (감천문화마을), Busan
Gamcheon Culture Village’s wave of colorful roofs and maze-like alleys have been a great destination not only for tourists but also filmmakers. This village was a filming location for the Korean movie, “A Little Princess (감쪽같은 그녀)” and Kdrama, “LUCA: The Beginning (루카: 더 비기닝).” By the way, Gamcheon Culture Village has been on the list of the 100 Must-Visit Tourist Spots in Korea by the Korea Tourism Organization for five consecutive times.
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Wiyangji (위양지), Miryang, Gyeongsangnamdo
This beautiful pavilion and pond are the filming place for “Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart of Ryeo (달의 연인 – 보보경심 려).” Lee Joon-gi and Lee Ji-eun (IU) starred in this Korean drama. The Movie, ‘My Brilliant Life (두근두근 내인생)‘ featuring Song Hye-gyo and Kang Dong-won, was also filmed here.
How to Get to Wiyangji
- KTX: Busan Station to Miryang Station (밀양역) > Local Bus: Transfer to 4 Daehang 4 (4대항4) or 4 Toero 7 (4퇴로7) > Get off at Yeongpo (영포) bus stop > Walk about 750m (½ mile)
- Free Parking Available
- Address: 294, Wiyang-ri, Bubuk-myeon, Miryang-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
Ahopsan Forest (아홉산숲), Gijanggun, Busan
If you are a fan of beautiful greens, Ahopsan Forest in Gijang is a perfect place for you. This stunning bamboo forest with over 100-year history was featured in many Korean movies and Kdramas including The King: Eternal Monarch (더 킹: 영원의 군주), Kundo: Age of the Rampant (군도: 민란의 시대), Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, and more.
- Metro: Line 1 (Orange Line), Get off at Nopo station (노포/134), Exit 1 > Bus: Transfer to Village Bus Gijang-gun 2-3 > Get off at Midong maeul (미동마을/Midong village) bus stop
- Parking available
- Hours: 9a.m. – 6p.m. (Last admission 5p.m.)
- Closed: Mondays
- Admission: ₩5,000
- Website: Ahopsan Bamboo Forest (Korean only)
- Phone: +82 51-721-9183
- Address: 37-1, Midong-gil, Cheolma-myeon, Gijang-gun, Busan
LCT Tower (엘시티), Haeundae Beach, Busan
This newest attraction on Haeundae Beach was a filming stage for the recently aired Korean drama, ‘Now, we are breaking up (지금, 헤어지는 중입니다),’ featuring Song Hye-kyo and Jang Ki-yong. I am quite sure the location will show up in many Korean TV shows and movies from now on. You can read more about X The Sky on my post here.
Related Post: Busan X The Sky
Jukseong Church (Dream Open Set / 죽성성당), Busan
If you think Jukseong Church (죽성성당), or Jukseong Dream Open Set, may seem too perfect for your photos or videos, you are right. The church is not a real one but it was built and used for a Korean drama, ‘Dream’. After filming, Gijang-gun decided to keep this Kdrama set because locals and visitors loved the place.
Recently another Kdrama ‘Curtain Call,’ featuring Ha Ji-won and Kang Ha-neul, was filmed here at Gijang Jukseong Church.
Related Post: Jukseong Church (Dream Open Set / 죽성성당) in Busan
Jeonju Hyanggyo (전주향교), Jeonju, Jeollabukdo
Jeonju Hyanggyo was an educational center during Joseon Dynasty and it is one of the most well-preserved historic sites in South Korea. Thanks to its originality and authentic atmosphere, many Korean dramas and Korean movies were filmed here including very recently aired ‘The King’s Affection (연모)‘ and ‘The Red Sleeve (옷소매 붉은 끝동).’ The list doesn’t end there. ‘Love In The Moonlight (구르미 그린 달빛)‘, ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal (성균관 스캔들)‘, ‘Princess Hours (궁)’, and ‘YMCA Baseball Team (YMCA 야구단)‘ are on the list as well.
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Jeonju Hanok Village (전주 한옥마을), Jeonju, Jeollabukdo
The largest traditional hanok village in South Korea has been the stage for several Korean TV dramas and movies including ‘My Roommate is Gumiho (간 떨어지는 동거).’
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Map of Filming Locations of Korean Dramas and Movies
- More locations will come soon. Bookmark this page to check it out later.
- Do you want to see more places in South Korea? See the list of destinations.
- Do you want to study in South Korea? See the introduction to studying in Korea.
- Are you a foodie for Korean Cuisine? Let’s take a look at the list of Korean food.
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