Every true K-drama fan dreams of making the pilgrimage to their favourite K-drama’s filming locations to have their pictures taken at these iconic locations. But if you’re the ultimate K-drama addict who already set your sights on having your pre-wedding pictures taken at filming locations to feel like the lead character of a K-drama, we’re here to give you some inspiration from recent popular K-dramas whose beautiful filming locations we’re still swooning over.
1. Moonlight Drawn By Clouds/Love In The Moonlight
The bamboo forest where many scenes in the show were filmed, Gyeonggijeon Shrine is a location with a tinge of magic and romance. Perfect to feel like Crown Prince and Ra On on a secret romantic meeting!
The Gwanghalluwon Garden in Namwon is where the Crown Prince saves Ra On after she falls into the pond. Swoon! With this scene in mind and the beautifully tranquil surroundings, what better place could you choose to have your pictures taken at!
Changdeokgung Secret Garden
Huwon, a secret garden within the Changdeokgung Palace, is the place where the Crown Prince comes to ponder over serious matters in the pavilion. It has a stunning natural scenery for a picture-perfect backdrop, especially with the Autumn foliage!
Buan Cine Theme Park
A filming park where Gyeongbokgung Palace has been recreated along with traditional houses of the noble class, traditional villages, a fortress and more. This is the location of the palaces that appeared in the show where Crown Prince stays in and rules from.
The Garden of Morning Calm
The garden where Crown Prince blocks a love letter from getting to his sister Princess Myung Eun and Ra On is gardening with Princess Young Eun. Apart from the stunning pond shown in the drama, the garden is also home to a variety of themed gardens that are nothing short of magnificent.
The iconic ending location of the show is at the Gudeurae Park where Crown Prince and Ra On walk hand in hand amidst a field of beautiful pink cosmos flowers. If this isn’t the most romantic location for a photoshoot, I don’t know what is!
2. Goblin: The Lonely And Great God
Probably the most well-known scene of the show, Jumunjin breakwater is the place where Ji Eun Tak first unwittingly summons the Goblin to. The breakwater has since become a popular tourist destination for people to re-enact this iconic scene. If you’re an avid Goblin fan, why not re-enact the scene for your pre-weeding photos too?
Borinara Hagwon Farm
The place where the Goblin was stabbed and returns to with Eun Tak to try and pull out the sword, this beautiful barley farm is filled with endless snow-white buckwheat flowers that make it ideal for a romantic photoshoot. But those who wish to travel here do take note: The buckwheat flowers only come into bloom during autumn; In the summer, sunflowers paint the field a cheerful yellow.
Mirinae Holy Site
Mirinae Holy Site is the church where Eun Tak summons the Goblin to where he can’t use his power. This gorgeous church is the perfect location for those who want a traditional pre-wedding photo while being at the same site as your favourite drama!
This is the temple where the Goblin releases a sky lantern in memory of his sister. The temples look especially enchanting covered in snow and would make a stunning pre-wedding photoshoot location for those who wish to have their pictures taken at a heritage site.
Yongpyong Resort Dragon’s Peak
The place Eun Tak and Goblin visit during Eun Tak’s time working part-time at a ski resort. The magnificent Dragon’s Peak is a picturesque location with great scenery for that picture-perfect pre-wedding shot.
Fontaine de Tourny
Fontaine de Tourny, located in Quebec, Canada, is where the Goblin sits and reads a book of poems that Eun Tak lends him — which leads us to his touching confession in the form of a poem. What a touching scene to re-create for your own pre-weeding photos!
The magical park in Quebec, Canada where the Goblin and Eun Tak were taking a stroll and the Goblin caught a maple leave. Re-enact the cute scene by taking a classic stroll-in-the-park pre-wedding photo amongst the Autumn foliage in the park.
Chateau Frontenac Hotel
Chateau Frontenac Hotel is the grand hotel that appears in Quebec, Canada in the show and is a 5 minutes walk from the park where Goblin looked at the tombstones of those he knew.
3. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo
Cheonjuho Lake, Pocheon Art Valley
This is the lake Go Ha Jin/Hae Soo fell into during a solar eclipse which transports her back in time to the Goryeo Dynasty. This lake also appears in Legend of the Blue Sea. The straight cliffs and emerald waters of the late make the Art Valley a magical place to have a photoshoot at.
Ondal Tourist Park
Ondal tourist park is the filming location of all the princes’ residences and palaces in the show. Filled with recreations of China’s Imperial Palace, houses of noblemen and commoners and a traditional shopping district of the past, this is the perfect pre-wedding photoshoot location for the historical drama buffs.
Found within the Ondal Tourist Park is the Ondal Cave where 4th Prince Wang Wook and Hae Soo secretly met and where he proposed to her. A thrilling and romantic place to have your shoot at!
Baekje Cultural Land
The main filming location of the show, Baekje cultural land is where the main palace is located and also where the most iconic scene of the show was shot at, where Wang So used his cloak to shield a kneeling Hae Soo from the rain to protest against Court Lady Oh’s execution. A scene that fans of the show must re-create!
4. Legend Of The Blue Sea
Boseong Green Tea Plantation
The scene in which Heo Jun Jae saved Mermaid/Sim Chung from being killed was filmed at the Boseong green tea plantation. A picturesque location filled with green tea fields and cedar trees that line the roads, this is one place not to be missed for couples who wish to have their pre-wedding pictures taken amongst lush greenery.
Simgok-ri, Gangdong-myeon, Gangneung
The scenic road that Heo Jun Jae and Mermaid drive past on their way to the beach where their eventual home together would be located at. The azure blue seas crashing against the roads would make a beautiful background for any picture!
The charming neighbourhood where our couple settle down at, with its white sandy beach with azure blue water, their cosy house and the little wooden bench from their ending scene — what a beautiful place it would be for a photoshoot!
Castell De Santa Florentin
This castle was the accommodation our couple headed to after Heo Jun Jae rescued Mermaid from the shopping mall entrance: yes, the place where Mermaid played with the power sensor while Jun Jae was showering! This grand castle located near Barcelona is the perfect location for anyone to feel like a princess or prince during their pre-wedding shoot.
Tossa de mar
The beautiful walled city that our couple ran around while trying to get away from the mob of gangsters is located in Girona, Spain. The medieval feel of the city is sure to make any pre-wedding photo unique.
Tower of Hercules
The place where Heo Jun Jae lost his mum, Tower of Hercules is an ancient Roman lighthouse located in La Coruna, Spain that affords a dramatic coastal scenery that extends as far as the eye can see. This majestic location would be a beautiful backdrop for pre-wedding photos.
Playa de las Catedrales
The cliffs where Jun Jae and Mermaid were cornered to and ended up jumping from into the sea below are located at Ribadeo, Spain. A breathtaking location with unique rock formations and a beautiful beach that appears during the low tide, this is a photoshoot location not to be missed.
5. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
The park where Ahn Min Hyuk gets shot and Bong Soon carries him princess-style to the car — for a fun pre-wedding shoot, why not try and re-create this scene with your significant other?
Nanji Hangang Park
Where our cute couple enjoyed a sweet picnic date together, with Bong Soon even cooking Min Hyuk a cute lunch box against the beautiful and shimmering Han River.
World Cup Park
Another park! But this time it is where Min Hyuk brings Bong Soon to visit his mother’s grave and thereafter take a stroll along the tranquil river. The trees that line the park’s walkway create a lovely and mystical effect that would beautifully frame any pre-wedding photo.
Daepohang Port Light House
The adorable scene where Min Hyuk brought Bong Soon to the beach side for their first date was at none other than Daepohang Port Light House! Re-create their adorable date by heading there with your significant other to snap some photos.
Daemyung Sol Beach Hotel and Resort
The lovely beach where Min Hyuk brought Bong Soon for a little getaway on the premise of a workshop is located within the Daemyung Sol Beach Resort. The pretty beach and hotel is a great place for you and your partner to have fun just as our on-screen couple did.
This charming cherry blossom-lined road at Yeongdeungpo is the place where the Yeouido Spring Flower Festival is held and it is at this lovely street where Min Hyuk proposes to Bong Soon amidst the falling cherry blossoms. What a romantic location for a proposal of your own!
The White Veil
The beautiful wedding hall where our favourite couple got married at is called the White Veil and aptly so — the venue was so gorgeously decorated in white. What an ideal place to have your wedding pictures taken at!
6. Chicago Typewriter
The classy and elegant interior of the cafe where Han Se Joo held his book signing at is actually located in Seoul, not Chicago, and it is a gorgeous place for an elegant indoor pre-wedding shoot.
Forest of Wisdom
The library in which our main character shot an advertisement at is called the Forest of Wisdom, and wise the atmosphere definitely looks! The library also appeared in Weightlighting Fairy Kim Bok Joo and She Was Pretty, it is a must-go for fans of these dramas!
The stream by which Han Se Joo and Jeon Seol take a walk by, together with ghost Yoo Jin O. The stream is an undeniable romantic place to stroll through together with your special someone with all it’s beautiful decorations.
7. W – Two Worlds
Kyung Hee University Grand Peace Hall
The location of the event that Kang Chul was invited to, this grand building is actually the facade of a university in Korea! Some universities in Korea are really pretty and have been used in various drama shoots, so don’t forget to check them out!
BOM Farmers’ Garden
The cafe where Kang Chul brought Yeon Joo for a date after he realised he was previously Yeon Joo’s husband. It is also at this cafe that they share their 5th kiss. With a lovely garden right outside this cafe, it is a beautiful place to hold both an indoor and outdoor shoot.
8. Six Flying Dragons
A stunning lake where a pavilion lies, the place King Woo listened to musicians playing music. The soft, gorgeous sky reflected on the clear lake makes this place a must-go for anyone looking for a gorgeous photoshoot location.
Eco Green Campus
The vast green pastures of the Eco Green Campus are where Bang Won chased Boon Yi and where Bang Ji and Yeon Hee meet each other again. This scenic pasture is an ideal location for couple who enjoy a romantically frolicking on green fields.
Mt Seongheung Love Tree
The Tree of Love is the tree under which Yeon Hee finds Ddang Sae brooding under and where he breaks down and calls himself a coward. Since its first appearance in the drama Ballad of Seodong, the tree has become a symbol of love which makes it the tree for couples to take pictures under.
9. Descendants Of The Sun
The famous beach on Zakynthos Island where Yoo Shi Jin brings Kang Mo Yeon to where a shipwrecked vessel lies. With the stunning scenery around the beach and the budding love line that was fostered there, Navagio beach is the place for couples to visit and have their photos taken at.
Monastery of Panagia Skopiotissa
The monastery makes up the backdrop of the military camp in Uruk and it is located on Mount Skopos, Zakynthos, Greece. The ruins surrounding the beautiful church is surrounded by a wonderful panoramic view of the surrounding scenery. Our lead characters had plenty of cute and romantic moments around the church and ruins so they are definitely worth a visit – and photograph -with your significant other.
Arachova is the village used in the urban setting of the show where Yoo Shi Jin and Kang Mo Yeon went for dates. A picturesque village nestled at the foot of a mountain, it affords a breathtaking view of the landscape that would be a beautiful backdrop for pre-weeding photos.
10. Uncontrollably Fond
Nagok Deep Sea Fishing Park
The location of the cabin where our main characters head to in the last few episodes is none other than the beautiful Nagok Deep Sea Fishing Park in Uljin, Gyeongsangbuk-do. The charming little cabin and its surroundings are the perfect place to take some pretty and intimate shots of you and your partner.
Jangsado Sea Park
Jangsado Sea Park is the island where Joon Young runs away to and where No Eul runs all about the island to find him. This pretty island is filled with flowering trees that features dazzling blooms in every season, making a must-go for those who wish to take romantic pictures amidst beautiful flowers.
Daegu Dalseong Park
This is the pretty cherry blossom park where Joon Young confuses the past and present as he rests on No Eul’s lap. This beautiful park away from Seoul is the ideal photoshoot location for those who wish to hold a shoot under the cherry blossoms without the hordes of crowds found in Seoul.
Now that you know exactly where your favourite K-dramas shot their stunning scenes, it’s time to head on down to Korea for your pre-wedding photoshoot to feel like the main character of a drama yourself! Have a look at our list of Korea wedding photographers to find one that can make you feel like the lead character you so desire to be. Or head over to our full list of photographers for shoots in other countries where your favourite drama may have been filmed at.