‘The King: Eternal Monarch’ is a romance Korean drama that has ended recently, starring Lee Min Ho and Kim Go Eun. The series premiered on SBS TV and Netflix, gaining high popularity among the overseas audiences.

In this drama, you can see a lot of beautiful places in Korea worth visiting. Let’s take a look at the filming locations of ‘The King: Eternal Monarch’!


1. Gwanghwamun Square

  • Address: 172 Sejong-daero, Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul

The main poster of ‘the King: Eternal Monarch’ was taken at Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul. This is also the place where Lee Min Ho & Kim Go Eun first met. It’s one of the must-visit attractions in Seoul, which in the center of Seoul. You can see the amazing view of modern buildings and traditional Gyeongbokgung Palace at once. Also, you can walk along the Cheonggyecheon Stream, an artificial stream in the middle of Seoul.


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Activities Near Gwanghwamun:

2. Hanam City

  • Address: Misa-dong, Hanam-Si, Gyeonggi-do

Hanam City is in Gyeonggi-do province but it is very close to the east of Seoul. The scene where Lee Min Ho was doing a boat race was filmed here.


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3. Misa Lake Park

  • Address: 739-1 Mangwol-dong, Hanam-si, Gyeonggi-do

There was another scene that was filmed in Hanam in episode 9, which is Misa Lake Park. It’s a good place to take a walk and sit at the window side of restaurants or cafes. Shopping at Hanam Starfield Mall is also highly suggested.


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Misa Lake Park is also a nice place to take a peaceful and quiet walk in the daytime!

4. Hallim Library, Suwon

  • Address: 32-52, Dongsuwon-ro 25 beon-gil, Gokbanjeong-dong, Gwonseon-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do

Hallim library is in the scene where Kim Go Eun and Lee Min Ho meets at the library. This library is in Suwon, which is only an hour away from Seoul. You can easily get there by subway.


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레오 | 대한민국 🇰🇷(@leonardosuwoto)님의 공유 게시물님,

Don’t forget to visit Suwon Hwaseong Fortress when you visit Suwon! It’s a historical site that is designated as UNESCO World Heritage.

Things to Do in Suwon:

5. Paradise City Hotel, Incheon

  • Address: 186, Yeongjonghaeannam-ro 321 beon-gil, Jung-gu

Paradise City is a luxurious hotel with a casino in Yeongjongdo Island, Incheon, which is close to Incheon International Airport. The room that Lee Min Ho stayed in the drama is the Deluxe Pool Villa, which has a private pool.


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Best Ways to Enjoy Paradise City Incheon:

Best Ways to Explore Incheon:


1. Haeundae

  • Address: Gunam-ro, Haeundae, Busan

The scene that Lee Min Ho rides on a horse surrounded by a big crowd of people was filmed at the Haeundae district in Busan. Haeundae is the most populous district in Busan and it is close to Haeundae Beach, one of the most popular beaches in Korea. Many people spotted Lee Min Ho at Haeundae and posted on their Instagram or TikTok!


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Activities Near Haeundae:

2. Gwangandaegyo Bridge

  • Address: 203, Suyeonggangbyeondae-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan

In episode 5, Gwangandaegyo Bridge (Gwangan Bridge) in Busan was the filming spot of the scene when Lee Min Ho and Kim Go Eun were returning to the palace on the boat. Gwangandaegyo Bridge is especially beautiful at night and you can see this dazzling bridge from Gwangalli Beach.


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Activities at Gwangalli Beach:

3. Ahopsan Forest

  • Address: 37-1, Midong-gil, Cheolma-myeon, Gijang-gun, Busan

In episode 1, Lee Min Ho rides a horse in the forest and this forest is Ahopsan Forest in Busan! This forest was featured in many K-dramas, such as ‘100 Days My Prince’ and ‘Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo’.


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4. Dadaepo Beach

  • Address: 951-9, Dadae-dong, Saha-gu, Busan

Dadaepo Beach was also quite frequently appeared in the drama. Dadaepo Beach is in Busan and it is one of the best places to appreciate the beautiful sunset.

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Easily explore Busan by booking Busan City Tour Discount Tickets or Busan 1 Day Bus Tour on Trazy!


1. Gyesan Catholic Church

  • Address: 10 Seoseong-ro, Seongnae 2(i)-dong, Jung-gu, Daegu

The Gyesan Catholic Church is one of the earlier churches in Daegu. It was built in Gothic style and it was featured in episode 4. It is worth to visit if you are in Daegu!


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Recommended Activities in Daegu:

2. Jungri Sports Park

  • Address: Jungni-dong, Seo-gu, Daegu

This fantastic autumn scene was filmed at Jungri Sports Park in Daegu. It’s a nice place to take a walk and breathe in the fresh air!


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Recommended Readings for Daegu Trip:


1. Woljeonggyo Bridge

  • Address: 163-1 Gyo-dong, Gyeongju

The scene where Lee Min Ho and Kim Go Eun meets on the bridge in episode 13 was filmed at Woljeonggyo Bridge (Woljeong Bridge) in Gyeongju. Woljeonggyo Bridge was built during the Shilla Dynasty, however, it was destroyed and only the stonework of the original bridge was left. The bridge was reconstructed into what it looks like now. It is beautiful day and night, especially in spring when the cherry blossom trees are in bloom.


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Best Ways to Explore Gyeongju:


1. Taehwagang National Park & Simni Bamboo Grove

  • Address: 650-26 Taehwa-dong, Jung-gu, Ulsan

The Taehwagang River (Taehwa River) flows across the heart of Ulsan and there is Simni Bamboo Grove, where you can walk along the fantastic bamboo forest. Ulsan an industrial city in the southern part of Korea and you can easily travel there from Busan.


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Don’t forget to walk along with these amazing bamboo trees and take Instagram-worthy pictures when you visit Ulsan!


1. Sono Felice Equestrian Club, Vivaldi Park

  • Address: 541-24, Hanchigol-gil, Seo-myeon, Hongcheon-gun

Vivaldi Park is part of Daemyeong Resort that provides a variety of leisure facilities, such as Vivaldi Ski Resorts, Ocean World Water Park, and Sono Felice Equestrian Club in Hongcheon, Gangwon-do. Since Lee Min Ho often rides a horse in the drama, Sono Felice Equestrian Club was featured.


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Best Deals for Vivaldi Park Ski Resort:


1. Saseongam Hermitage

  • Address: 303, Saseongam-gil, Muncheok-myeon, Gurye-gun, Jeollanam-do

A temple appears in episode 2 and it’s Saseongam Hermitage, located in Gurye on Osan Mountain, a foothill of Jirisan Mountain. If you want to see Korean traditional temples or enjoy the natural wonders while hiking, this place is highly recommended.


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Check the Hassle-Free Hiking Tours in Korea:


1. Royal Portrait Museum

  • Address: 102 Pungnamdong 3-ga, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do

The scene Lee Min Ho sees the portraits of the kings was filmed at the Royal Portrait Museum in Jeonju, a city famous for Jeonju Hanok Village. It is opened every day from 9am to 6pm. The entrance fee is free of charge but if you want to see the Gyeonggijeon Shrine, you have to pay. (Adult – KRW 3,000 / Teenager & Soldier – KRW 2,000 / Child – KRW 1,000)


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Recommended Activities in Jeonju:


1. Munsan Cathedral

  • Address: 58-1 Somun-ri, Munsan-eup, Jinju-si, Gyeongsangnam-do

This beautiful church is Munsan Cathedral in Jinju and it was founded in 1905. It has two kinds of buildings, the traditional Hanok cathedral, which was built in 1923, and the Gothic style building, which was built in 1937. Jinju is about an hour away from Busan.


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Take beautiful pictures in front of Munsan Cathedral like Kim Go Eun and Lee Min Ho!


1. Nonsan Sunshine Land

  • Address: 102 Bonghwang-ro, Yeonmu-eup, Nonsan-si, Chungcheongnam-do

Nonsan Sunshine Land is the filming location of the K-drama ‘Mr. Sunshine’ and it’s a complex cultural space where you can enjoy various VR experiences. There is also a 1950s-themed area that makes you feel like you are in the 1950s when the Korean War just ended. It’s closed every Wednesday and opened from 9am to 6pm.


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Why don’t you wear the 19th-century Korean drama clothes and travel back in the 1950s at Nonsan Sunshine Land?

Bonus 1. Kim Go Eun’s Skincare


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Is there anyone who was curious about what Kim Go Eun keeps applying to her face in the drama? The answer is KAHI’s Multi-Purpose Balm Stick, which is effective in moisturizing and wrinkle-bounce your skin. Kim Go Eun also uses KAHI’s Collagen Mist in the drama, which helps to lift up the tension and energy of your face!

Bonus 2. The King’s Food

1. The Alley

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In the drama, Kim Go Eun and Lee Min Ho drink bubble tea in Myeongdong and the brand name is ‘The Alley’. It’s the perfect place to visit especially in summer!

2. BBQ Olive Chicken

Fried chicken & beer is one of the must-eat foods in Korea and it has also appeared in this drama! The brand name is ‘BBQ Olive Chicken’ and it was also featured in the drama ‘Crash Landing on Your’, starring Son Ye Jin & Hyun Bin.

3. Paris Baguette


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‘Paris Baguette’ is the largest bakery franchise in Korea and it was featured in the drama. You can also find the scene Lee Min Ho eating Paris Baguette’s bread! If you come to Korea, why don’t you try some bread at Paris Baguette? It can be found almost on every street in Korea.

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SBS Official Website

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