The Netflix original series The King: Eternal Monarch marked the major comeback for the Hallyu heartthrob, Lee Min Ho and showed off some gorgeous filming sites all across Korea.
In the series, Lee plays the rolls of Lee Gon, a troubled heir to the throne of the Kingdom of Corea. The Netflix series not only is about the leading Korean drama actor but it also features some of the most gorgeous filming sites and stunning cinematography. These locations bring life to the fantasy romantic K-drama that also features leading stars like Kim Go Eun (Goblin) as Jung Tae Eul and Woo Do Hwan (My Country) as Jo Eun Seob.
Are you ready to explore the filming sites of the popular Korean drama, The King: Eternal Monarch? Let’s get going!
In the series, the filming sites of the scene where The King: Eternal Monarch, Lee Gon’s bodyguard and the Head Court Lady share a conversation is the Woljeonggyo Bridge.
Located in the historic city of Gyeongju, the bridge is quite popular amongst tourists especially at night.
It is one of the most popular and recognizable filming site for the fans. You must have seen it in most of the promotional posters and show teasers on Netflix. This is the location where Lee Gon meets Jung Tae Eul meet each other for the first time in the pilot episode of the series.
Gwanghwamun Square is one of the unmissable spots in Seoul and it is a national landmark that you will find across Gyeongbokung. A statue of King Sejong the Great stands right in the center of the square. He was the most respected king of the Joseon Dynasty. You will also find a statue of Admiral Yo Sunshin not too far away from the king’s statue. He was a well-known naval commander against the Japanese navy.
This gorgeous filming location makes multiple appearances in the Korean drama as it is the time traveling gateway between the two worlds. It also became popular in other period Korean dramas like 100 Days My Prince, and Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo.
Ahopsan Forest in Busan is a privately owned forest that is absolutely breathtaking and a must-see place in Busan.
Jungri Sports Park
The Jungri Sports Park was the backdrop of the scene where time stops and Lee Gun admires Tae Eul.
Jungri Sports Park is a popular spot among locals in Daegu who are looking for a place for nice strolls and fresh air while they exercise.
Taepyeong Salt Farm
Taepyeong Salt Farm is one of South Korea’s most popular salt farms in Sinan on Jeungdo Island. It is also home to the famous mudflats listed in UNESCO Biosphere Reserves. You can even try your hand at making salt from seawater at this salt farm!
Which of these filming sites of The King: Eternal Monarch are you looking forward to exploring in your next trip to South Korea? Make sure you check out other interesting articles about Korean dramas and their filming locations on KoreaTravelPost.
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