If you want a unique experience during your South Korea visit, try to include Buyeo County in your next trip. In Buyeo County, Garimseong Fortress is located, and you can marvel at splendid trees, including the LoveTree from the Kdrama Alchemy of Souls.
Love Tree from the Kdrama ‘Alchemy of Souls’ in Garimseong Fortress, Buyeo County
In ‘Alchemy of Souls,’ there is a huge tree that is said to be in the Danhyanggok village, where Naksu was trained and honed her skills. Near the huge tree, the young Naksu (Gu Yoo-jung) also met young Seo Yul (Moon Seong-hyun).
Moreover, the giant tree also appeared when Naksu (in Mudeok’s body – Jung So-min) and Jang Uk (Lee Jae-wook) escaped to Danhyanggok village. Naksu told Jang Uk that she used to climb the tree and watch the beautiful scenery from the very top of the tree.
And since the tree has a quite important role for Naksu, viewers expect to see its appearance again in Alchemy of Souls Part 2.
How to Visit Love Tree from ‘Alchemy of Souls’
According to Visit Korea, Garimseong Fortress is a stone fortress built on the lower reaches of the Geumgang River to protect the Sabiseong Fortress, the capital of the Baekje dynasty.
When you visit Garimseong Fortress, you need to ascend the stairway by the rocky cliff to find a large tree known as the “Love tree of Seongheungsan Mountain.” The 400 years old tree has appeared in some Kdramas, such as Ballad of Seodong, Faith, Iljimae, Hotel del Luna, The King Loves, Missing: The Other Sides, and Alchemy of Souls.
The best time to visit the “Love tree of Seongheungsan Mountain” is during the New Year, as Garimseong Fortress is a popular Buyeo-gun New Year’s Eve festival venue. Additionally, you can also enjoy the mesmerizing lovely sunrise there.
167, Seongheung-ro 97beon-gil, Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
충청남도 부여군 성흥로97번길 150-31
While in Buyeo, you should also enjoy the nearby destinations to appreciate more the culture and history of the Baekje people.
One of the perfect places to visit in Buyeo is Seodongyo Theme Park. A 33,000 square meter open film studio offers various sets from Goryeo to the Joseon dynasty, as well as royal residences of the Baekje dynasty. Two Kdramas that used Seodongyo Theme Park as the setting of some scenes are Ballad of Seodong and The Great Seer.
After visiting the “Love tree of Seongheungsan Mountain,” you may opt for a temple stay. Daejosa, an ancient temple founded during the 5th year of the Baekje Kingdom, is located below the Seongheungsan Fortress.
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