If there's one K-drama that we're totally obsessed with right now, it would be Vincenzo. We've been following all the cast members on Instagram and watching the other shows they were part of. We've even bought bottles of Vincenzo (Song Joong Ki) and Cha Young (Jeon Yeo Bin)'s favorite alcoholic drink, makgeolli! Recently, we found ourselves mesmerized by the places featured in the top-rating series.
We know you feel the same way, so here's a list of must-visit Vincenzo filming locations that you should add to your South Korea itinerary:
1. Cheonggye Plaza
More than the hidden gold in this building, this is where our corn salad met the tenants that became his allies and changed his life (and goals) forever. What we know as Geumga Plaza is actually Cheonggye Plaza IRL! The overpass serves as the link to Sewoon Plaza, which is popular for its electronics shops. Fun fact: The rooftop of Cheonggye Plaza was also shown in episode one of True Beauty, when Ju Kyung was about to jump off the building!
Location: 162 Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
2. Doori Land
When Vincenzo ~transformed~ into Tae Ho, he went on a date with Min Seong (Kim Sung Cheol) and had fun at an amusement park (uhm, okay, the happiness was one-sided, LOL). That place is called Doori Land and it's owned by veteran actor Im Chae Moo! Did you know that he appeared in the drama as the park's ticket collector? No? Now you do! The child in you will definitely enjoy it here, especially with its many rides, experience centers, and gift shops.
Location: 44-17, Ilyeong-ri, Jangheung-myeon, Yangju-si, Gyeonggi-do (120, Gwonyul-ro), South Korea
3. Sun Moon University - Cheonan Campus
Surprise—the court that appeared in the series where Vincenzo and Cha Young fought against Babel and Wusang is actually a university! The beautiful architecture makes it a perfect fit for a court facade. Sun Moon University has another campus and it's situated in Asan, where K-dramas like The Penthouse and Touch Your Heart were filmed.
Location: 277 Cheonan-daero, Cheonan-si, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea
4. Byukchoji Gardens
Just when we thought that Vincenzo was an action-slash-comedy K-drama, episode 16 proved us wrong. We saw him in a heartbreaking scene with his mom in a spot with nature as their background. Take your much-needed respite at Byukchoji Gardens, a location that boasts of a sweeping view where art, culture, and nature collides.
Location: 242, Buheung-ro, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do | Gyeonggi-do, Paju-si, Buheung-ro 242, South Korea
5. Grandpa Factory
Our ~mafia couple~ unconsciously had a lot of coffee dates and this includes a scene in episode four, where Cha Young interrogated Vincenzo about the ex Babel Group Chairman, Jang Han Seo (Kwak Dong Yeon). The two spent a morning at Grandpa Factory, a restaurant that offers the most sumptuous dishes and scenic views. The establishment is also designed in wood, making it feel even more warm and cozy.
Location: 9 Seongsuiro 7(chil)ga-gil, Seongsu-dong 2(i)-ga, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea
6. Common Ground
Another Vincenzo and Cha Young date that we will never forget is when they planned their revenge against Babel while eating hotdogs! That exact place is Common Ground, a cultural space and shopping mall located in Seoul. What you'll first notice when you visit this destination are the blue shipping containers. Don't forget to roam around—apart from its aesthetic appeal, Common Ground is where you can add to cart the things you want, literally!
Location: 05071 200, Achasan-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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