Explore Seoul and Korea's charm through K-drama

Uncover a Seoul gem endorsed by Korea Crate, showcasing iconic K-Drama filming sites โ€“ plan your year-end getaway to the enchanting "oppa-land" amid autumn or winter allure!


1. Namsan Tower

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Experience Seoul's iconic Namsan Tower, offering stunning panoramic views and romantic sunset scenes from popular K-dramas like Boys Over Flowers and Legend of the Blue Sea. A must-visit spot for breathtaking moments! ๐ŸŒ‡๐Ÿ“บ



2. Lotte World

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Embark on a K-drama adventure at the Dreamy theme park in Seoul! ๐ŸŽก Featured in beloved shows like True Beauty and Love Alarm, this enchanting filming spot is a must-visit for fans. Recreate your favorite K-drama moments and add a touch of magic to your Seoul itinerary. ๐ŸŽฌ๐ŸŒŸ


3. Cheonggyecheon Stream Street

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Uncover serenity at Seoul's heart: Cheonggyecheon Stream. With 11km of lantern-lined paths, fountains, and artworks, it's a romantic haven. Don't miss the unique Candle Fountain and Palseokdam wishing wells, each representing a South Korean province. This spot also charmed K-dramas like Vincenzo and True Beauty, offering a blend of tranquility and drama. ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŽฌ


4. Itaewon

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Immerse yourself in the realm of Itaewon Class, the beloved K-drama, as you wander through its lively filming location in Itaewonโ€”a hub of global dining and nightlife. Don't miss the chance to visit the iconic Oriole Bar, offering rooftop views. Are you a fan? Join a guided tour featuring these spots and a halal-certified lunch! ๐ŸŽฌ๐ŸŒƒ


5. Han River

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Flowing as a central narrative backdrop in many K-dramas, the extensive Hangang River is not just one of South Korea's longest rivers but also a witness to countless stories. From the scenic Yeouido Hangang Park to its iconic bridges, it has seen love stories and heartbreaks unfold. With its peak beauty in spring and autumn, the park is perfect for leisurely strolls and picnics amid your travels. And for an extra touch of glamour, consider booking a session with a professional K-pop makeup artist to ensure your trip photos truly sparkle. ๐ŸŒ‰๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’„


6. Gyeongbokgung Palace

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Nestled amidst Seoul's palatial treasures, Gyeongbokgung Palace reigns as the most majestic and extensive, dating back to 1395 in the Joseon dynasty. Its resplendent allure has graced historical K-dramas including Kingdom, Goong, The Last Empress, and The Moon Embracing the Sun. For stunning photos, why not visit after a radiant makeover? Pro tip: donning a hanbok offers free access to all Seoul palaces! โœจ And don't miss the captivating Changing of the Guards ceremony, a twice-daily spectacle. ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿ“ธ


7. Gwanghwamun Square

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Nestled by Gyeongbokgung Palace's main gate, Gwanghwamun Square boasts the illustrious King Sejong statue and served as a filming spot for K-dramas, notably The King: Eternal Monarch. This square witnessed the iconic meeting of Lee Min Ho and Kim Go Eun, creating a scene that graced the drama's poster backdrop. ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿฏโœจ


8. Deoksugung Palace Stonewall Walkway

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Step into K-drama scenes at the Deoksugung Palace Stonewall Walkway, a picturesque route featured in series like Goblin, One Spring Night, and The Beauty Inside. Captivating in autumn and spring, it's perfect for capturing fall foliage and cherry blossoms, leading you to the Deoksugung Palace and Seoul Museum of Art, completing this enchanting experience. ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ“บ


9. Dongdaemun Design Plaza

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Dubbed DDP, Dongdaemun Design Plaza is a Seoul must-see, celebrated for its distinctive UFO-inspired design. Catch it aglow at night for a mesmerizing light show! Explore the alluring LED Rose Garden, featuring 25,000 electronic roses, a favorite for romantic moments in K-dramas like My Love From The Stars, Love Alarm, The Producers, and Fated To Love You. ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŽฌ


10. Bukchon Hanok Village

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Embark on a journey through time at Bukchon Hanok Village, a meticulously preserved haven showcasing 600 years of Korean tradition. With its array of traditional houses, museums, and cultural centers, it's a paradise for history and culture enthusiasts alike. This village has even played a starring role in K-dramas like Ghost Doctor, Goblin, My Roommate is a Gumiho, The Heirs, Flower of Evil, and more, bridging the gap between history and modern entertainment. ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿ“บ


11. Paradise City Hotel

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If you've been immersed in Single's Inferno during the pandemic, the lavish Paradise Hotel will undoubtedly resonate with you. This luxurious hotel portrayed in the show is, in reality, the contemporary haven situated near Incheon Airport. Boasting spacious rooms and upscale dining, a stay here epitomizes a VIP experience. Beyond its appearance in Single's Inferno, diverse areas of the hotel have graced the screens in K-dramas like Hotel Del Luna (complete with an indoor amusement park), Vincenzo, The King: Eternal Monarch, and When My Love Blooms. ๐Ÿจ๐ŸŽฌ


12. Coex Aquarium Mall

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Plunge into Seoul's largest aquarium, a haven for over 40,000 sea creatures (even penguins!), drawing visitors of all ages. If you're a fan of I Can Hear Your Voice, you'll recognize the underwater tunnel as the backdrop for a dreamy kiss between Hye-sung and Soo-ha. ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿง๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ


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