The year 2017 gave us a lot of good Korean drama such as Goblin, Strong Woman Do Bong-soon, Because This Is My First My Life, Fight For My Way, Go Back Couple, and many more. Also included is the excellent and interesting plot of “While You Were Sleeping” starring Lee Jong-suk, Bae Suzy, Jung Hae-in, Lee Sang-yeob, and Ko Sung-hee. This legal-fantasy drama tells the lives on three young adults who have acquired the ability to foresee future events through their dreams after saving each other years ago.
If you would like to have a While You Were Sleeping-themed travel to Korea, here is a list of their filming locations in Seoul that you can easily visit. And you can go to these places without the need to pay for admission fees!
Duksung Girls’ High School
In the episode 3 of While You Were Sleeping, Nam Hong-joo (Bae Suzy) and Jung Jae-chan (Lee Jong-suk) pass by in front of Duksung Girls’ High School separately. The school is a private high school located in the neighborhood Anguk-dong in Seoul. This area is famous among Kdrama producers as their filming location. Read more about it here.
Location: 50 Yulgok-ro 3-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea (서울특별시 종로구 율곡로3길 50)
Konkuk University Station
In addition, on the same episode 3, Jung Jae-Chan takes the subway from Konkuk University. He enters at the Exit 3 of the station which is located in Konkuk University Medical Center building. This station connects Seoul Subway Line 2 and Line 7. If you want to go to Common Ground, you can get off at this station using the same Exit 3. Common Ground is the world’s first and largest container shopping mall. Learn more abou it here.
Location: Konkuk University Station Seoul Subway Line 2 and 7, Exit 3
Aside from the Konkuk University station, the Konkuk University itself was also featured at While You Were Sleeping. It appeared on the 10th episode of the series where Nam Hong-joo dreams of a proposal gone wrong and tries to prevent it from happening.
Location: 120 Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, South Korea (서울특별시 광진구 능동로 120)
[Closed] Miniso Gangnam Station Branch
This drama also filmed its scene at Miniso Gangnam Station branch. This is where Han Woo-Tak (Jung Hae-In) asks Jung Jae-Chan and Nam Hong-Joo to to buy things for him in episode 14.
Location: 13 Seocho-daero 77-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea (서울특별시 서초구 서초대로77길 13)
We Are Young Mural
Another filming location on this list is the “We Are Young” mural located near the Duksung Girls’ High School. Under the pedestrian overpass between Duksung Girls’ High School and Duksung Girls’ Middle School, you will find the mural made by Wie Yeong-seon in 2013. Similarly, Hong-joo and Jae-chan pass by here in episode 3.
Location: Between Duksung Girls’ High School and Duksung Girls’ Middle School
SBS Broadcasting Center
The SBS Broadcasting building also appeared as ‘SBC Broadcasting’ in the episode 9 of While You Were Sleeping as Hong-Joo’s former workplace.
Location: 161 Mokdongseo-ro, Yangcheon-gu, Seoul, South Korea (서울 양천구 목동서로 161)
And lastly, Wohnyo Bridge was also featured in this drama. Han Woo-Tak and his colleague arrest a supposed phone dealer underneath this bridge on the 25th episode of the series. This bridge is a part of the Yeouido Hangang Park. It crosses the Han River and connects the districts of Yongsan-gu and Yeongdeungpo-gu. It is just few walks from Eland Cruise docking area. Learn more about Wonhyo bridge here.
Location: Yeouido Hangang Park
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