K-drama is a huge trend that isn’t going to stop anytime soon. So, if you couldn’t get enough of Ji Chang Wook’s acting, or if Crash Landing On You tugged at your heartstrings, visit these
K-drama is a huge trend that isn’t going to stop anytime soon. So, if you couldn’t get enough of Ji Chang Wook’s acting, or if Crash Landing On You tugged at your heartstrings, visit these following places in South Korea to relive some of the best moments of your favourite K-drama.
Hwarang: The Beginning – Silla Millennium Park
Where should I begin? Hwarang is a popular Korean drama that features many drool-worthy actors, but most importantly, it marks the acting debut of Kim Taehyung. And don’t tell me you don’t know who he is. More commonly known as V, he is the most handsome member and vocalist of BTS, one of the industry’s most prominent music sensations. He plays Han Sung, a bright and innocent young man with a warm personality who gets along with everyone. And he is so handsome and adorable that it will make you unable to take your eyes off him when he is on screen. Ahem, anyway, let’s get back to the main topic.
Set during the Shilla period, Hwarang tells the story of an elite group of young men called “Hwarangs” who discover love, passion and friendship and fight for justice in Seorabeol, the capital city. As it is a historical drama, most of the show was filmed at traditional Korean heritage sites. If you want to visit the training ground where our drop-dead gorgeous actors were acting, you need to visit Shila Millenium Park, a theme park found in Gyeongju, South Korea. It will be a unique occasion to visit the place where our knights in shining armour were trained.
Strong Woman Do Bong Soon – Seoul Land
What’s the most common stereotype in most romantic movies or tv shows? The trope is usually that the girl is the weak and helpless damsel in distress, requiring a strong male hero to rescue her. However, as usual, K-dramas break all boundaries and subverts these clichés.
Strong woman do bong-soon is a South-Korean drama where a petite and sweet woman, gifted with Herculean strength, is employed as the bodyguard of Ahn Min Hyuk, a somewhat childish CEO of a gaming company. And, please don’t tell me your heart didn’t flutter at the cute on-screen chemistry between the two talented actors. If you want to recreate that romantic Bong Soon and Min Hyuk date with your beloved, then you need to go to Seoul Land.
Seoul Land is an amusement park found in Gwacheon that was opened in 1987. This theme park consists of over 40 rides, including roller coasters, movie theatres, and many seasonal festivals held in the park. It might be smaller than Everland, but it’s the perfect place for a date with an oppa. Oh, and if you have that date in the park, don’t forget the cute rabbit ears like our Min Min.
Guardian: The Lonely and Great God – Samcheongdong Doldamgil
“Every moment I spent with you shined. Because the weather was good, because the weather was bad, and because the weather was good enough. I love every moment of it.”
– Kim Shin
Oh my God, when I hear this famous line, I’m either overwhelmed with joy or burst into tears. Honestly, guys, who didn’t want a season 2? Anyway, let’s not divert from the original topic. So, a question for all those Goblin fans out there: Who remembers where Eun Tak and Kim Shin met for the first time?
Don’t know about you, but I will never be able to forget that heart-stopping scene when a bubbly high school student crossed paths with a 939-year-old immortal goblin. And, if you want to relive that moment, go to Samcheongdong Doldamgil in Seoul. You will also be surprised at the mixture of traditional and modern cafes and galleries. There is even a narrow trail where you can hike and catch plays and musicals. And who knows, you might meet a goblin or grim reaper on the way.
So, who will travel to these K-drama locations? Please share your comments!