If you can't get enough of K-dramas, then you probably already recognize some familiar places in Korea: Nami Island from Winter Sonata, Sanmotoonge Cafe from Coffee Prince, Petite France from My Love From The Star, N Seoul Tower from Boys Over Flowers… the list is endless!
Below, we list more dreamy destinations that you should definitely add to your itinerary the next time you fly to Korea.
1. Cheonjuho Lake in Pocheon Art Valley
Where you might have seen it: The Legend Of The Blue Sea (2017)
Who can forget the romantic reunion between Se Hwa (Jun Ji Hyun) and Dam Ryeong (Lee Min Ho)? The dreamy scene was filmed in Pocheon Art Valley's Cheonjuho Lake, where visitors can see the emerald waters surrounded by breathtaking cliffs (mermaid not included).
2. Jumunjin Beach in Gangwon Province
Where you might have seen it: Goblin (2016)
Grab your fave red scarf because you might just meet your very own Goblin at Jumunjin Beach. This scenic beach features several breakwaters where fans can recreate the moment where Eun Tak (Kim Go Eun) accidentally summons Kim Shin (Gong Yoo). Forgot your red scarf at the hotel? You can actually loan scarves and buckwheat flowers for just 1,000 won!
3. Taebaek City in Gangwon Province
Where you might have seen it: Descendants Of The Sun (2016)
About four hours away from Seoul is Taebaek City, which shot to fame as the fictional "Urk" military base from Descendants Of The Sun. Although the set was originally torn down after filming ended, fans around the world clamored for the military base to be rebuilt.
4. Baekje Cultural Land in Buyeo
Where you might have seen it: Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016)
The main filming location of this 2016 series is Baekje Cultural Land, which painstakingly recreates a historic Baekje palace from the Three Kingdoms Period. You can transport yourself to the past and explore ancient royal tombs, fortresses, cultural villages, and more. While there, make a beeline for the Neungsa Temple, a 38-meter wooden pagoda that would look perfect on your IG feed.
5. Hantangang Sky Bridge in Gyeonggi Province
Where you might have seen it: What's Wrong With Secretary Kim? (2018)
Yoong Joon (Park Seo Joon) and Mi So (Park Min Young) memorably exchanged stories about their childhood as they walked along this famous sky bridge. The best time to visit is at sunset, so you can have a spectacular, IG-worthy view of the Hantangang River canyon. For daredevils, the sky bridge also has a glass floor section.
6. Sangdong Lake Park in Bucheon
Where you might have seen it: While You Were Sleeping (2017)
You'll remember the pretty cherry blossom trees from Sangdong Lake Park, where Jae Chan (Lee Jong Suk) tries to comfort an emotional Hong Joo (Bae Suzy). Aside from the picturesque lake, you can also take plenty of photos at the park's wild poppy fields, which was also featured on the show.
7. Naksan Beach in Gangwon Province
Where you might have seen it: Something In The Rain (2018)
Situated in the northeast coast of Gangwon Province, the four-kilometer stretch of Naksan Beach is known for its white sands and clear blue waters. In episode four, Joon Hee (Jung Hae In) brings Jin Ah (Son Ye Jin) to this beach during his business trip. If you're avoiding the crowds, Naksan Beach is a perfect place to catch some sun and sea while you're in Korea.
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