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Extraordinary You – Visit the filming site of this Korean drama!

Extraordinary You

Extraordinary You or 어쩌다 발견한 하루 (literal translation: found Haru by chance) is a 2019 Netflix original Korean drama starring Kim Hye Yoon, Rowoon, Lee Jae Wook, Lee Naeun.

If you have watched the drama, you would already know this but it is a drama based on a webtoon July Found by Chance which was first published in January 2018 on Daum Webtoon.

Webtoon July Found by Chance

The drama follows the life of Eun Dan- Oh, the main character, on her adventures at a prestigious academy. I don’t know about you, but the setting and the academy in the drama is very picturesque and therefore, quite breathtaking.

Extraordinary you on netflix. filmed at yonsei university

Picturesque filming locations

The drama shows a good amount of screen time at the prestigious academy that Eun Dan- Oh and all of the high school characters attend. To be honest, I have never seen a Korean high school looking that prestigious and good in real life.

So I was really stunned to see such a prestigious school. I thought to myself, is there really a high school like this in Korea? I’m sure viewers are thinking the same thing too.

Here’s a little fun fact, the scenes at the Seuli High School in the drama, are all filmed at different locations.

In this post, I will be introducing to you the filming sites of the drama. So you yourself can have a visit and relive the scenes of the drama!

1. Yonsei University Sinchon Campus

Yonsei University is the first on the list. This university is the top three university in Korea. Hence, SKY universities in Korea. The Y stands for Yonsei. Besides the prestige academic achievements of the university, the campus is also an eye candy.

Extraordinary you on netflix
Yonsei University. credit: newsweek.com

The building mainly featured in the drama is called the Underwood Hall. Visitors can also enter the university, so you can visit it anytime

How to get there

Go to Sinchon station (green line) by train. Exit at exit 2 and it will be a 12 minutes walk to the university.

2. Tongwon University

The scenes in the drama where they play sports take place at this university. The field where Yeo Ju Da and Lee Do Hwa have most of their sweet conversations at. The field where Eun Dan- Oh desperately tries to find Haru, scenes of Eun Dan-Oh and Baekyung playing sports but due to Eun Dan- Oh’s heart condition she keeps getting interrupted.

Tongwon University is a South Korean higher institution located in Gwangju, Gyeonggi. It was founded in 1993. The field scenes in the drama was filmed at the field in that university.

How to get there

There are many ways to get here depending on where you are. Since the university is located in Gyeonggi, it is a little far from Seoul. Approximately a 2 hours journey.

Address: 26 Sinchon-ri, Gonjiam-eup, Gwangju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Use your trusty Naver map or Kakao Map for this.

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3. University of Foreign Studies, Busan

The bridge scenes in the drama is from the University of Foreign Studies in Busan.

They cast and crews go as far as Busan to film the drama, just to give the viewers the impression that it’s all happening at this one prestige high school.

Busan University of Foreign Studies or also romanised as Pusan University of Foreign Studies, is a private university in Busan Korea that specialises in foreign language.

How to get there

If you ever find yourself in Busan and have some time to spare, you can consider visiting this university!

Address: South Korea, Busan, Geumjeong-gu, 금샘로 485번길 65

Or, you can type in University of Foreign Studies in Busan on your Naver or Kakao Map.

Going there by bus takes approximately 1 hour.

4. Dongdeok Women’s University, Seoul

Dongdeok University is known for its flowery campus. If you recall the scenes in the drama where Yeo Ju da plants her flowers in the pretty garden and where Eun Dan -Oh meets Haru, that was filmed in Dongdeok Women’s University, Seoul.

How to get there

Take the subway to sangwolgok station (line 6), and exit at exit 1, it is a 9 minute walk to the university.

5. Keimyung University, Daegu

Lastly, we have Keimyung University, a private university in Daegu. The scene that took place here is the arrival of Oh NamJu’s parents at school. Some viewers also mentioned that the tennis court of the drama is the one of Keimyung University.

How to get there

Address: 1035 Dalgubeol-daero, Sindang-dong, Dalseo-gu, Daegu, South Korea

Use your trusty Naver or Kakao map for this!

It amazes me the fact that what looks like a whole prestige school in the drama is actually certain bits of universities all over Korea. Some of them are closely located in Seoul, therefore, you can definitely spare some time to check the universities out if you’re a fan of the drama!

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