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Filming Locations for Royal Korean Drama “Saeguk” You Must Visit !

Spending free time on watching Korean dramas can be an interesting option. There are many Korean drama series that are popular lately, one of which is the Korean drama with the Royal theme called Saeguk. When watching Korean dramas with royal themes, of course, we can get to know the characters and past events. The drama's story line is complex and interspersed with amazing battle scenes that you don't want to miss. The thing that is not less interesting is the various places that are used as shooting locations. They are suitable as tourist destinations when visiting South Korea. Let’s take a look at some interesting locations in some saeguk (royal) themed dramas.

  • Baekje Cultural Land [백제문화단지]

Fans of Korean dramas with royal themes such as Faith (신의) [2012], Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (달 의 연인 보보 경심 려) [2016] and The Last Empress (황후 의 품격) [2018] are familiar with Baekje Culture Land because besides being used as a tourist spot, it has also been a shooting place for the Korean royal background in the past in the drama.

Baekje cultural land is a historical amusement park in South Korea. Its function is to preserve and commemorate the history and culture of the kingdom of Baekje. This building, which is located in Buyeo County, South Chungcheong Province, South Korea, provides several facilities, museum, restaurant, bar for snacks, a rest area, rental services (bicycles, baby strollers) and is an amusement park that is used as one of the locations the annual baekje cultural festival.

The Baekje cultural land is filled with historical treasures of Baekje culture and offers various places of interest including Tombs, royal ornaments and accessories, the Fort which offers several scenic spots with pavilions and lotus ponds, Baekje Museum, Amusement Park and Hanok Village. Hanok Village is a village containing traditional Korean houses with thatched roofs and a Korean floor heating system, which makes the hanok village very attractive in winter.

  • Gyeongbokgung Palace [경복궁]

Gyeongbokgung Palace is a palace that is a favorite destination for foreign tourists, its location is located in the North of Downtown Seoul, South Korea. This palace is included in the five large palaces built by the Joseon dynasty, namely King Taejo around 1395 and continued to be expanded during the reign of King Taejong and King Sejong. Although this palace was severely damaged under several renovations, the palace was built to resemble the original.

Gyeongbokgung Palace offers a variety of interesting places and amazing photo spots. There are historical buildings and traditional and modern scenic backgrounds on each side of the building, a palace gate and a large statue of King Sejong. In addition, there is a place for renting traditional Korean clothes, namely hanbok, so that visitors can explore the Gyeongbokgung Palace area using hanbok as if they felt the atmosphere when they were in the days of the South Korean kingdom. There are also 2 museums, namely the National Palace Museum of Korea and The National Folk Museum of Korea as places for tourists who want to learn more about Korean history.

Korean dramas that made Gyeongbokgung Palace as a shooting location are time travel themed dramas: Rooftop Prince (옥탑방 왕 세지) [2012] and Drama Queen In Hyun's Man (인현왕후 의 남자) [2012].

  • Korean Folk Village [한국 민속촌]

Korean Folk Village is a reconstruction of the traditional Korean village from the villages of the Joseon Dynasty. Korean Folk Village was built around 1973 located in Yongin area, south of Seoul city, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. This place was opened to visitors in 1974. In this village, there are 270 traditional houses as museums and showcase the traditional life of the Korean people and 16,000 pieces of tools and household equipment used 150 years ago.

Korean Folk Village offers a variety of fun which should not be missed. There are buildings consisting of housing for commoners and nobles, government offices, schools, traditional pharmacies and temples. There are various performances performed at the Korean Folk Village, such as traditional wedding ceremonies from March to November, farmer music games and martial arts performances that are different from the usual. Don't miss the excitement of various games such as viking, family coaster, railroad train, bumper car, mini drop and twist and many game lags that will make you feel at home for a long time in the Korean Folk Village area.

Korean dramas with royal themes that made Korean Folk Village a shooting location are the drama 100 days My prince (백일 의 낭군 님) [2018] and Drama The Crowned Clown (왕 이 된 남자) [2019].

References : [Wikipedia] [Visit seoul]

Pictures : Pinterest

Author: Jumrahyana

Jumrahyana is a World Reporter Chingu from Indonesia. She has educational experience in the pharmaceutical field. Her hobbies are writing, reading, joining volunteer organizations or community activities. She loves things related to Kpop and is in a Korean language learning community for Indonesians.

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