Are you a die-hard K-drama fan visiting South Korea? Then this is the blog for you! We’ve compiled this list of the most iconic scenes from recent popular dramas in & around Seoul for you to visit and live your main character moment.

  1. Queen of Tears
  2. Lovely Runner

1. Queen of Tears


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Queen of Tears‘ stars Kim Soohyun and Kim Jiwon and revolves around a married couple, Baek Hyunwoo and Hong Haein, whose relationship is on the brink of divorce until Haein is diagnosed with a terminal illness, leading Hyunwoo to reconsider his decision and rekindle their love. With its compelling storyline, stellar performances, and record-breaking viewership ratings, Queen of Tears has cemented its place as one of the most successful and beloved K-dramas of all time.

Aqua Planet Ilsan

Beautifully set against the backdrop of Aqua Planet‘s stunning underwater display, with various marine life swimming gracefully around the couple, the proposal scene in Queen of Tears is truly iconic. The dimly lit ambiance and the calming sound of the water at this filming location create an intimate and serene atmosphere, perfect for Hyunwoo’s heartfelt proposal.

Address: 282 Hallyu world-ro, Ilsanseo-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do (Kakao Map)
Hours: 10AM to 6:30PM Daily

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Hoenamu Restaurant

A pivotal location throughout the series, Baek Hyunwoo’s favorite eatery is actually a real restaurant called ‘Hoenamu Restaurant‘ in Itaewon. The food here is not just for the k-dramas however, with the shop holding a solid reputation as one of the best restaurants in the area. 

Address: 238-1 Noksapyeong-daero, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (Kakao Map)

Hours: 11am to 9:30PM Daily

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The Hyundai Seoul

In “Queen of Tears”, there is a memorable scene where Hyunwoo and Haein, take a romantic stroll through the Queens Department Store, which is actually The Hyundai Seoul, a high-end shopping mall in Seoul.

Address: 108 Yeouidae-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul (Kakao Map)

Hours: 10:30am to 8PM Daily

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Irwol Botanic Garden

One of the highlights of their walk is when they reach the rooftop garden of the department store. This rooftop garden is actually the Irwol Arboretum in Suwon, a beautiful outdoor space filled with lush greenery and vibrant floral arrangements.

Address: 61 Irwol-ro, Jangan-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do (Kakao Map)

Hours: 9:30am to 5:30PM Daily

Cheonggyecheon Plaza

Finally, we can’t for the teasing that happened at Cheonggyecheon Stream Plaza in Seoul. This iconic location served as the backdrop for a heartwarming moment between Hyunwoo and Haein in which Haein reminisced about how cute Hyunwoo looked when he was drunk. This lighthearted exchange added a touch of humor and intimacy to the scene, showcasing the deep connection and affection between the two characters.

Address: 148 Seorin-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Kakao Map)

Hours: 24/7

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2. Lovely Runner

Lovely Runner became an unexpected hit, overtaking other popular K-dramas to become one of tvN’s highest-rated shows of all time. The show revolves around a time-traveling plot where the main character, Im Sol (played by Kim Hyeyoon), is a devoted fan of a famous K-pop idol named Ryu Sunjae (played by Byeon Wooseok). Its success was attributed to the compelling premise, strong lead performances, and the sizzling on-screen chemistry between the main characters. The show’s mix of genres and emotional depth resonated with audiences globally, making it a cultural phenomenon

Mongted Cafe

A near-constant location throughout the show is the two lead’s homes and although Sunjae’s is a private residential property – Im Sol’s home is actually a cafe called Mongted! The cafe offers a variety of signature coffees and a variety of delicious desserts and is famous for its salt bread.

Address: 14 Hwaseomun-ro 48beon-gil, Paldal District, Suwon, Gyeonggi (Kakao Map)
Hours: 12PM to 9PM Daily (Closed on Wednesdays)

Banghwasuryujeong Pavilion

The swoon-worthy bike scene in which Sunjae teaches Sol to ride is so iconic it could not be missed from our list. This scene is actually filmed in the Banghwasuryujeong Pavillion of the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress.

Address: 44-6 Suwoncheon-ro 392beon-gil, Paldal-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do (Kakao Map)
Hours: 9AM to 6PM Daily

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Hwahongmun Gate

But that’s not all! Another swoon-worthy scene from Lovely Runner was also filmed near Suwon Hwaseong Fortress. Sunjae’s heartfelt confession is made even more romantic thanks to the backdrop of Hwahongmun Gate.

Address: 33-4 Buksu-dong, Paldal-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do (Kakao Map)
Hours: 24/7

Experience the romance for yourself with a private van tour of Suwon! 

Choong Ang High School

The gorgeous exterior of Choong Ang High School has been used as a filming location for many famous K-dramas including Goblin, Our Beloved Summer, & True Beauty. Now, Lovely Runner joins the list as it was used as the setting of Sol & Sunjae’s high school

Address: 164 Changdeokgung-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Kakao Map)
Hours: 24/7

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We hope you have the time to explore these amazing K-drama filming locations in Korea and step into a magical K-drama all of your own! Visit, Korea’s #1 Travel Shop, and discover many more things to do and see in Korea.

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  • Netflix KR Official Site
  • CJ E&M Official Site
  • Korea Joongang Daily
  • tVN Official Site

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