Are you also one of those who were hooked at the 2016 hit Korean drama “Goblin”? If yes, then this article is for you. Goblin, also known as Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, was written by popular drama writer Kim Eun-sook and it starred top Hallyu stars Gong Yoo and Lee Dong-wook with Yoo In-na, Kim Go-eun, Yook Sung-jae. The series was such as hit in Korea and abroad and won numerous awards.
If you would like to have a Goblin-themed travel to Korea, here is a list of Goblin filming locations in Seoul that you can easily visit:
Some scenes from Goblin were filmed at different branches of dal.komm coffee. In the episide 11 of the series the scene where Grim Reaper (Lee Dong-wook) and Sunny (Yoo In-na) met was filmed at Jongno Jonggak Branch. Anotehr dal.komm branch is the Wirye I’Park Branch located in Songpa-gu.
- Jongno Jonggak Branch: 18 Jong-ro 12-gil, Gwancheol-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울 종로구 종로12길 18)
- Wirye I’Park Branch: 서울 송파구 위례광장로 136 상가3동 1층 C101~105호 (393 Jangji-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul)
Deoksugung Stonewall Walkway
The Grim Reaper’s office is located inside these palace walls in Goblin. Kim Shin passes by in the 1st and 14th episodes of the drama. There are a lot of Kdramas who also filmed some of their scenes in this walkway. Read more about it here.
Location: 99, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul / 서울특별시 중구 세종대로 99 (정동)
Duksung Girls’ High School
In the drama’s first episode, both Ji Eun-tak (Kim Go-eun) and Kim Shin (Gong Yoo) pass by each other in this street. While in episode 12, this is where Eun-tak and Sunny (Yoo In-na) eat sweet potatoes. A lot of Kdramas were also filmed at Duksung Girls’ High School. Read more about it here.
Location: 50 Yulgok-ro 3-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea (서울특별시 종로구 율곡로3길 50)
Kim Shin and Ji Eun-tak arrive at the outise of Gyeongbokgung Palace when they came back from Québec in episode 2. Learn more about the Gyeongbokgung Palace here.
Location: 161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 종로구 사직로 161)
Lotte World Mall
Lotte World Mall was featured on the 5th episode of Goblin where Kim Shin and Ji Eun-tak buy some goods at Miniso. The store is located on the 4th floor of the mall. This mall is close to the amusement park – Lotte World Adventure.
Location: 300, Olympic-ro, Sincheon-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea (서울특별시 송파구 올림픽로 300)
Luna Touch (Bukchon Hanok VIllage)
Luna Touch was shortly featured in episode 6 when the shark loans of Eun-Tak’s aunt visit her. This cravat shop is actually located inside the Bukchon Hanok Village. This is also close to a lot of other Kdrama filming locations. Know more about the hanok village here.
Location: Bukchon Hanok Village (서울 종로구 계동길 127)
Sageun Yongdap Bridge
This iconic bridge that appears multiple times in Goblin is the Sageun Yongdap Bridge. Sunny and Grim Reaper’s first encounter happened there in the episode 3. Then hey often meet up there in the following episodes 5, 6 and 13. This bridge is located just outside Yongdap subway station, exit 2 (Seoul Subway Line 2).
Location: 235-1 Sageun-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul (서울 성동구 사근동 235-1)
Shinsegae Department Store
The fountain right outside of Shinsegae Department Store was also featured in the episodes 9 and 12 of the series. This is where Grim Reaper and Sunny meet and have a conversation.
Location: 63 Sogong-ro, Myeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea (서울특별시 중구 소공로 63)
In the episode 3 of Goblin, Eun-tak mistakenly calls Kim Shin when she’s blowing out the flames of the BBQ grill. This is just one of the hilarious scenes when Eun-tak summons Kim Shin out of nowhere. This mural is located in the neighborhood of Seongsu – the Brooklyn of Seoul.
Location: 36 Yeonmujang-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea (서울특별시 성동구 연무장길 36)
Grim Reaper meets with his fellow grim reaper at Some Sevit in the 12th episode of the drama. Some Sevit or Sebitseom is a cultural complex located on artificial islands in Banpo Han River. As a matter of fact, it is the world’s first floating structure with buildings that can float on water. Read more about it here.
Location: Banpo Hangang Park 683 Olympic-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea (서울특별시 서초구 올림픽대로 683)
If you are looking for simple itineraries and guides to help you plan your Hallyu-themed trip to Korea, you may refer to the sample below:
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