Yongin Daejanggeum Park, most known as MBC Dramia among the k-drama lovers is the definition of paradise for those who love the Korean productions, especially the historical ones.
The place is an outdoor film set imitating buildings from the Samguk, Goryeo and Joseon periods.
The park was the filming location of popular shows, including Moon Embracing the Sun, Arang and the Magistrate, Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People, The Crowned Clown, Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung, Baekirui Nanggunnim (100 Days My Prince) and more.
What most people don’t know is that the Park is open to visitors. So yes, you can walk on the very grounds where your favorite dramas were filmed and your favorite actors passed by.
What makes the experience even more magical is that is possible to rent hanbok (the rate starts at around ₩20,000), so you can feel as you’re actually inside a k-drama. The admission fee to get in the park costs ₩9,500.
Inside the park there is a cafe where the filming crew goes and it’s also available for the visitors. And if you’re lucky enough, you can watch a live filming or even spot some actors. There are also a lot of celebrity standees in MBC Dramia located next to the location where some scenes were filmed and for sure you’ll want to take a lot of pictures.
Yongin Daejanggeum Park is not only used for the productions of MBC. They also rent the space to another broadcasting tv channels and shows.
If you’re a k-pop stan, maybe you will recognize the filming location as the scenery of (BTS’s Suga) August’D‘s MV, Daechwita.
How to get there:
Yongin Daejanggeum Park is located in Yongin-si, (Address: 778-1 Yongcheon-ri, Baegam-myeon, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do) , which is around 1 hour away from Seoul.
If you’re going there by your own, you can easily fallows these steps:
- Take the Seoul Subway line 3 going to Seoul Nambu Bus Terminal.
- In the terminal, buy a ticket going to Baekam (백암). The ticket costs ₩4,500 and the bus is located in platform 18. Then check your ticket to know your seat number.
- Baekam is the third stop after Yang Ji (양지) and Jwa Jeon (좌전). Wait til you get to Baekam.
- Take the bus 105 and get off at Yongin Dae Jang Geum Park. Depending the time you get there, the bus can take around 50 minutes to 120 minutes to pass. If you miss it, or just don’t want to wait for so long, you can take a taxi to Yongin Dae Jang Geum Park. If you say to the taxi drivers that you wanna go to MBC Dramia, they already know where it is, since the park is a touristic attraction there. The taxi trip is about 10 to 15 minutes and costs around 8,500 won.
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