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13 Shooting Location of K-Drama Sageuk Which is Full of Historical Nuances in Korea

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Location Shooting K-Drama Sageuk Which is Full of Historical Nuances in Korea

The term Sageuk refers to Korean dramas or films that are based on historical figures, include historical events, or use historical backgrounds.

Here are the places that were once the location of the Korean drama Sageuk, which can be used as your tourist destination when visiting the country of ginseng, South Korea.

Sageuk is one of the interesting dramas to listen to because it usually offers a complex storyline. The complex storyline is usually accompanied by stories of seizure and romance. Coupled with the presence of traditional Korean hanbok clothes and super cool battle scenes make Sageuk even more a pity to miss.

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Gyeongbokgung Palace is a palace built in 1395. This palace, located north of Seoul, is the largest and main palace of the Joseon dynasty. The South Korean government itself has rebuilt and repaired palace buildings which were damaged during the Japanese occupation.

In addition to the palace area, visitors can also visit the National Palace Museum of Korea and the National Folk Museum of Korea located around the palace area. Besides Korean Folk Village, Gyeongbokgung Palace was also used as the shooting location for the drama ‘ The Moon that Embraces the Sun ‘, which is when the scene where King Lee Hwon is talking to the court servant.

Fantasy drama that uses two past and present time settings such as ‘ Rooftop Prince ‘ and ‘ Queen In Hyun’s Man ‘ has also taken pictures at Gyeongbokgung Palace.

Korean Folk Village

The Korean Folk Village is an outdoor history museum that shows the appearance of South Korean villages in the past. Located in the Yongin area, this outdoor history museum also depicts the lives of Koreans during the Joseon Dynasty. This can be seen mainly through traditional houses (hanok) and traditional household items in the area.

At the Korean Folk Village, visitors can learn about history, one of which is through customs / habits carried out by the community in certain seasons. In addition, visitors can also watch the nongak performances (farmer music), martial arts on horseback to traditional wedding ceremonies.

Some of Sageuk’s dramas were filmed at the Korean Folk Village such as ‘ Jewel in the Palace ‘, ‘ The Moon that Embraces the Sun ‘, as well as ‘ Sungkyunkwan Scandal ‘.

Jeju Folk Village

Located in Seogwipo City, Jeju Folk Village brings back how the landscape of the village includes traditional culture and the lifestyle of the people of Jeju Island in the 1890s.

On land measuring more than 4,500 hectares, a total of 117 houses and facilities have been built at Jeju Folk Village. Jeju Folk Village also presents how mountain villages, fishing villages, botanical gardens, markets and old government buildings at that time.

In addition, visitors can also enjoy the performances held at folk shows such as folk songs, haenyeo dances , and mask dances that are held twice a day. One drama that uses Jeju Folk Village as a shooting location is the drama ‘ Jewel in the Palace’ , precisely in episodes 27 to 32, especially when Jang Geum is learning about medicine.

Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park

Mungyeong Saejae is a mountain pass in central South Korea. While Mungyeong is a city located in the southeast of South Korea. This city is known as a tourist spot with beautiful natural scenery and full of historical nuances. One of the most popular tourist attractions in Mungyeong City is Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park.

Yongin Daejanggeum Park

Dae Jang Geum Park or formerly known as MBC Drama is the filming location of the Korean drama Sageuk located in Yongin City, Gyeonggi Province. Built in 2005, Dae Jang Geum Park has building features from the era of the Three Kingdoms of Korea (Goguryeo, Baekje, Silla), Goryeo, and Joseon.

On this set of locations owned by MBC, visitors can walk through the alley of traditional market places, surround the palace, and also become the king and queen of the Joseon Dynasty wearing royal clothes.

There are many cool dramas from MBC that take pictures at this location. Some of them like ‘The Moon that Embraces the Sun’ , ‘ Dong Yi ‘, ‘T he Great Queen Seondeok’, ‘The Empress Ki’, and ‘The Scholar Who Walks the Night’.

Ondal Tourist Park

Ondal Tourist Park is also the location for the drama ‘ Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo’ . Ondal Tourist Park is a complex that consists of various kinds of facilities and tourist attractions, one of which is the shooting location of many popular South Korean dramas and films. Even visitors can see live costumes and other tools used in making dramas or films.

In addition there are also other facilities and attractions that are not less interesting, such as areas for folk games, lodging, local restaurants, local product stores, picnic areas to traditional wedding buildings.

Baekje Cultural Land

Baekje Cultural Land is known as the filming location for the drama ‘ Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo’ , starring Lee Jun Ki and IU and airing in 2016. Located in Buyeo Regency, Baekje Cultural Land which is filled with Baekje cultural heritage is the largest historical theme park in South Korea.

Inside the Baekje Cultural Land area is the Baekje History and Culture Museum and also the Sabi Palace which is a royal palace in the Baekje era. The Sabi Palace located in the middle of Sabiseong Fortress is also a place where the king and the people gather.

In addition, there is also the Living Village in Baekje Cultural Land which consists of noble houses, middle-class homes and lower-class homes that show levels in social classes.

Munheon seowon

The Munheon Seowon Confucian Academy was founded in 1594 which was the 27th year of King Seonjo’s reign in the middle of the Joseon Dynasty. The purpose of the construction of the Confucian Academy Munheon seowon was to honor the great scholars of the Goryeo dynasty.

Located in the Seocheon area, Chungcheongnam Province, South Korea, the Confucian Academy Mujhe Seowon is smaller and not widely known by tourists as well as traditional palaces and settlements located in the area around Seoul.

The Mujhe Seowon Confucian Academy Confucian Academy has become one of the filming locations starring Park Bo Gum and Kim Yoo Jung, ‘Moonlight Drawn by Clouds’.

Jeonjuhyanggyo Confucian School

Jeonjuhyanggyo Confucian School is a Confucian school founded in the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). This school became a national education center in the Joseon era.

Initially, the Jeonjuhyanggo Confucian School was founded on the Gyeonggijeon Shrine site. But due to the existence of the second Japanese invasion in 1592, the school was moved and rebuilt in 1603 at its present location in Wansan-gu, Jeonju City, North Jeolla Province.

Jeonjuhyanggo Confucian School which was designated as historical heritage No. 379 is also the location of the popular Korean drama ‘SungKyunKwan Scandal’ and also ‘Moonlight Drawn by Clouds’.

Samtan Art Mine

Do you remember the love story of Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo in the drama “Descendants of the Sun”? One of the booming drama locations in 2016 was at Samtan Art Mine.

Its location is in the Jeong Seong area, Kangwondo. The popularity of “Descendants of The Sun” makes this place visited by many tourists to take pictures.

Hanwa Aqua Planet 63

One of the biggest aquarium in South Korea has become the filming location for the popular drama “The Legend of the Blue Sea”. The drama is played by Lee Min Ho and Jun Ji Hyun. Aqua Planet is located at 63 Square Building, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul. Very suitable for you who like to travel with the nuances of the sea.

Pocheon Art Valley

“The Legend of the Blue Sea” also filmed in Pocheon Art Valley. This location is the background of scenes that occurred in the Joseon kingdom. If you stop in this place, don’t forget to take a picture because it’s guaranteed to be really cool!

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