Descendant of the Sun – 태양의 후예
- Zakynthos Island – a Greek Island in the Ionian Sea
Must-see destination is the Navagio Beach, where Song Joong Ki took Song Hye Gyo to see a shipwrecked vessel from 1980 that still sits in the sand.
Taebaek provided the location for the military barrack, but it is actually located in Gangwon province, South Korea. The filming site was built over an old coal mine.
- Jeongja-dong Café Street
Wondering where the main characters Captain Yoo Si-jin and Sergeant Major Seo Dae-young (played by Jin Goo) were when they sat at with the cute stuffed animals at a café? It was filmed at one of the cafés located in Jeongja-dong Café Street, a 500m stretch of road at Jeongja-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si in Gyeonggi-do that is also home to numerous cozy cafes and restaurants. Simply walk down the streets of Jeongja-dong and the coffee aromas, as well as delicious food, can simply turn up the appetite of anyone! Every other café found in this street has its own distinctive interior and attuned lighting and atmosphere. Patio seating are also available in most cafes here, allowing visitors to have brunch while reading a book in the day, or for love birds to enjoy a romantic date night. Reminiscent of open-air cafes in Europe, this is a popular filming location that is often featured in various dramas.
☞ Address: Areas of Jeongjail-ro, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do
☞ Directions: Jeongja Station (Bundang Line, Shinbundang Line), and Exit 5. Walk for about 400m.
Guardian:The Lonely and Great God – 도깨비
- Chocolatier Zino,Paju
Surprise ! The Steak Restaurant which was supposed to be in Quebec is actually in Paju!
Address: 211-31 Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
- 고창 학원농장은 (Gochang Hakwon Nongchang-eun) Buckwheat Fields,White Flowers Field
Location where our beloved Gong Yoo was ‘stabbed’ and the place he will return to when he dies.
Note: Type of flowers are seasonal dependent and the buckwheat flowers are only available during autumn. In summer, it will be sunflowers.
Address: 산119-1 Seondong-ri, Gongeum-myeon, Kochang, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea
Estimated travel time from Seoul (by Public Transport): 4.5 hours
Official Website: http://www.borinara.co.kr/
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/borinarahakwon/
Information Credit: http://m.blog.naver.com/bomeh/220879588221
- Jumunjin, Breakwaters,Gangneung
Place where Goblin and bride met for the second time (1st time was the umbrella raining scene) after she blew the flames off her birthday cake.
Take the bus to Gangwon National University, walk across the campus towards the direction of the sea and find a restaurant called “Haerang Pension Seafood”. The breakwaters is opposite that restaurant.
Address: 81-32 Gyohang-ri, Jumunjin-eup, Gangneung, Gangwon-do, South Korea
Estimated travel time from Seoul (by Public Transport): 4 hours
Information Credit: http://m.blog.naver.com/wkrdmsrkatk/220892288374 (Directions in Korean)
- Dal.komm Cafe,Bundang Sungja
This is very tricky. Different outlets of Dal.komm Cafe were used for different scenes. For this scene which involves the 2 grim reapers, it was filmed at Bundang, Seong Nam City.
Address: No. 108, No. 109, No. 3 D-dong, Prgio City, Jeongja-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si
경기도 성남시 분당구 정자동 푸르지오시티 3차 D동 108호, 109호
Directions: Jeongja Station Bundang Line, Exit 3
Official shop link (to compare the photos and background sightings): http://www.dalkomm.com/portfolio-posts/bundang_jungja/
- Parc du Bastion-de-la-Reine,Quebec
This park is the place where Goblin was staring at the Tombstones of people he knew. Note: The Tombstones were all props. It is located about 5 mins walk from the hotel. As seen from the picture above, you can see the hotel from the green pastures.
Address: 1 Côte de la Citadelle Ville de Québec, QC G1R 3N9
- Parc Samuel-Hollande,Quebec
Remember this scene? I bet you do!
Address: Parc Samuel-Hollande; 819-853 Avenue Holland, Ville de Québec, QC G1S 3S3, Canada
Legend Of The Blue Sea – 푸른 바다의 전설
- Palau de la Música Catalana,Barcelona
Where Heo Junjae came back to the ‘Shopping Mall’ entrance to look for Mermaid holding the umbrella.
- Tossa de mar
While Heo Jeon Jae and Shim Cheong (Mermaid) were running in Spain.
Address: 17320 Tossa de Mar, Province of Girona, Spain
- Aqua Planet – Aquarium situated in “Building 63”
This is the aquarium that Heo Jeon Jae visits every year on his birthday, hoping to find his mother.
Address: 61-11, Odongdo-ro, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do
- Riverside Spa Land (Jjimjilbang) 강변스파랜드
Address: 45, Guuigangbyeon-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 광진구 구의강변로 45 (구의동)
Directions: Walking distance from Gang Byeong MRT (Green Line)
Official Website: http://ispaland.co.kr/ (Korean)
Visit Korea Website: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=669211
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo – 역도요정 김복주
- 복치킨 (Bok Chicken)
Besides the university, Bok Chicken restaurant, which is run by Bok Joo’s father with the assistance of her uncle, might be one of the most favorited spots by the fans. Unlike most site, this one is not purposely built for the drama, but it really exists.
The restaurant’s real name is called 작은마을 (Jageun Maeul). However, the fried chicken seen in the drama is not served. But still, it has a variety of Korean food, ranging from soups to rice meals, and of course drinks.
HOW TO GO:
1.Ride any of the following buses:
Blue bus: 110A, 153
Green bus: 7211, 1711, 1213, 1166, 1020
2.Get off at 국민대앞 (Kookmin University Main Gate)
3.From Kookmin University Main Gate, cross the street.
4.Go down the stairs. You will see the restaurant.
You can get off at Gireum station, and ride a bus to the place.
- Inha University
This is where the swag couple studied. The soccer field in their poster is located here. I believe that that the place where they throw those coins is also here.
How to go there:
Take the Seoul Subway Line 1 and get off at Juan Station.
Take bus 511 and get off at Inha University.
This is another part of Haneol Sport University as it appears in Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (2016-17). More precisely, this university’s entry portal is the one of Haneol Sport University. But also the first encounter between Jung Joon Hyung (Nam Joo-Hyuk) and Kim Bok Joo (Lee Sung-Kyung) at university — when he nearly runs her over with his bike in the first episode — took place here.
Other parts of Haneol Sport University were filmed at Yongin University [용인대학교], Inha University [인하대학교] and Seoul National University of Science and Technology [서울과학기술대학교 종합운동장].
Address: 서울 노원구 화랑로 815
Geolocation: 37.643019, 127.105476
Geolocation entry portal: 37.638462, 127.107396
The Heirs – 왕관을 쓰려는 자, 그 무게를 견뎌라 – 상속자들
- Mango Six
Mango Six is a coffee and dessert cafe. You can find it everywhere in Korea. Cha Eun Sang worked at a Mango six cafe in the drama. (Location: Daechi-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul)
- Dream Catcher Shop
Cha Eun Sang has a handmade willow hoop in this drama. The willow hoop is called a dream-catcher, meaning ”dream snare”. She saw a dream-catcher shop while thinking about Kim Tan. Actually this is an egg tart shop which is located in Jungno-gu of Seoul.
Reply 1988 – 응답하라 1988
CJ E&M, the company that produced “Reply 1988,” relayed some sad news for fans of the drama that might have wanted to visit the set.
The company stated that the “Reply 1988” set will be torn down. A 1980s era neighborhood street features heavily in the drama as the street where the main characters grew up and lived together for twenty years. In fact, the neighborhood could be seen as a character in of itself in the drama. While the neighborhood is placed in Ssangmun-dong in the drama, the set is actually built in Uijeongbu, a city in Gyeonggi Province.
CJ E&M stated that they worked with the city of Uijeongbu to build the set, and thanks to their support, the drama was filmed without problems. But because it is built near the Uijeongbu Stadium, “there is a limit to letting it remain as a tourist attraction or as a set for other dramas,” stated the company.
CJ E&M explained that while it considered a variety of measures with the city, ultimately, the preservation of the set was determined to be infeasible. It concluded, “In the future, we will plan more carefully starting from the beginning in order to make drama sets a tourist attraction and a profitable business.”