Visit the iconic yet traditional places in South Korea that BTS have visited over the years while filming their music videos, episodes, and other clips!
The name BTS has reached the international level and is no longer limited to South Korean boundaries. However, the best thing about this band is despite their trendy songs conquering the hearts of fans worldwide, and they never fail to honor their very roots and home fans. Their appearance on the famous NBC talk show wearing a hanbok to filming a musical track at Gyeongbokgung Palace in traditional attire is proof of that.
Over the past few years, BTS has visited several iconic but traditional places in Korea, creating a beautiful tour itinerary for its followers.
Korea Furniture Museum was the filming spot of a recent episode of the hit show “You Quiz on the Block” featuring BTS. The episode garnered a lot of coverage thanks to the band members’ presence and several other well-known faces like Bratt Pitt, Xi Jinping, and Martha Steward.
However, the place certainly has more to offer its tourists besides being a BTS filming site. For instance, people who have an admiration for antique pieces will appreciate the vintage wooden furniture proudly flaunting South Korean heritage. The pieces are also displayed in such a systematic way, as per their use in the ancient houses, to be specific, that you will find no problem locating your favorite one.
The entire space consists of ten traditional structures that were renovated over the course of fifteen years to give birth to this museum. Touring this place will make you highly knowledgeable regarding the historic architectural designs in a hanok, including their usual interior layout, lattice works in the shape of flowers, fireplace, and the front yard. Also, you can discover the Korean home traditions which integrate the natural environment and furnishings.
If you want to visit this place and enjoy the guided tours that usually last for about an hour, make sure to make an advance booking.
Fans will remember the 2019 Summer Package of BTS, which was set in South Korea. For those unaware, Awon Museum & Hotel was the main shooting place for that.
This traditional house was relocated to its present site, within Wanju Oseong Hanok Village, after being originally constructed in Jinju, Gyeongsangnam-do. Despite this shift, the charm and the allure of this 250-year-old conventional beauty have remained intact. It still exhibits the grandeur of a scholar’s way of living as it was during the Joseon rule.
The entire residence can be sectioned into four distinct areas. The most popular division was the Cheonjiin – Manhyudang Hall, which served as the primary background photo of the BTS Summer Package.
Nevertheless, the other segments are equally fascinating to watch. They include:
- Sarangchae – Yeonhadang Hall
- Anchae – Seolhwadang Hall
- Byeolchae – Cheonmokdasil Room
While touring and photography are common among visitors, some also spend their nights in this place to better appreciate the aura of the entire environment.
The museum is situated underneath the hotel. If you love contemporary artwork, go straight to the Oz Gallery. Enjoy a sip of coffee or tea from their limited menu while indulging in the artistic marvels.
You may also stroll through the bamboo grove behind the hotel for additional relaxation while visiting one of the traditional places BTS has visited over the years.
Geunjeongjeon in Gyeongbokgung Palace is a national treasure and is a great historic location to visit, even for a non-BTS fan. But, if you are an ardent follower of BTS, missing this iconic palace will be no less than a crime. Just kidding.
BTS filmed “Idol” in front of the majestic Geunjeongjeon hall flaunting the traditional hanbok look, which remains an emotional moment for all Koreans, especially for BTS lovers even today.
Another popular site where BTS performed “Mikrokosmos” was the Gyeonghoeru Pavilion. The usage of numerous drones heightened the magnificence of their presentation. The water body around the pavilion gives the impression that it is floating. Spring is a great time to visit this place because the cherry trees are full of blossom, adding to the majestic and spectacular charm.
You should not also miss the alluring Heungnyemun Gate, where BTS played for a KBC event back in May 2015. They were known as Heungtan Boys in jest during those days.
Concluding our today’s list is the well-known Korea House. Yes, you are right. The Nogeumjeong Pavilion of this house is the place that got featured in the cover photo of BTS’s issue of Billboard Magazine. In addition to the group images, the boys also took a lot of solo pictures against this background.
In general, Korea House is one of the BTS visited traditional places for every individual who wants to witness the culture of South Korea. It promotes Korea’s rich heritage and customs, starting from classic Korean delicacies to traditional marriage rituals to performing arts. Visitors can partake in cultural activities, observe classic acts, and even sample a regal table d’hôte.
Regardless of whether you adore BTS or not, the aura and the lively atmosphere of this entire place will surely not disappoint you.
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