‘The Penthouse’ depicts the lives of the wealthy residents of the Hera Palace. It primarily focuses on wealth disparities, the struggle for prestige, power, ambition, and education, as well as revenge.
You can expect a lot of dramatic moments, twists, and character development in each episode, which will undoubtedly make your blood boil at some point. Even though the majority of the characters are troublesome, you will find yourself eagerly anticipating the upcoming episodes.
Here is a list of several filming locations of The Penthouse that you can visit in South Korea.
Ha Yoon-cheol (Yoon Jong-hoon) meets with his father-in-law at Korea House restaurant in Season 1, Episode 11 of the series.
You can visit Seoul’s Korea House to experience the Joseon Dynasty. Take a seat and order from a selection of foods based on royal palace specialties. Yes, the menu of this place is the same menu the royalty ate from in the olden days!
Enjoy award-winning chefs’ preparations of varied seafood in pine nut sauce, abalone skewers, and grilled tenderloin with pumpkin sauce.
Enjoy a variety of musical acts while you savor your food. Watch as performers execute a spiritual dance called ‘pansori’ and listen to music called ‘samul nori,’ which plays on traditional Korean instruments. Acrobatic female drummers do samgo-mu dances.
Hotel Midas Resort
The Hotel Midas Resort is the filming locations where Joo Dan Tae and Cheon Seo Jin’s engagement in Season 2, Episode 1 of The Penthouse.
Midas Hotel & Resort is located 13 kilometers from Petite France and features a garden and a terrace. Each room has a private bathroom and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Guests can dine on Asian cuisine or relax with a cocktail at the bar.
A kettle is provided in each of the resort’s units. Guests will have access to a refrigerator in their accommodations.
Breakfast is à la carte or as a buffet at the hotel.
A business center and a children’s playground are available for visitors’ convenience. English and Korean are spoken at the 24-hour front desk.
Paradise City Hotel & Resort
Hera Palace, where the characters live, isn’t a real place. Most of the interiors were filmed on sets, and the exterior is actually CGI!
That said, some of the interior filming locations of The Penthouse are in Paradise City Hotel & Resort, Incheon. The golden horse statue is also within the hotel.
This is a luxurious hotel, so it can be quite pricey. The hotel offers free WiFi, free parking and a ton of luxury amenities in the rooms, including a large TV, mini bar and various toiletries.
The ‘Wonderbox’ is open till 7 p.m. It’s a fantastic location for small children to play. The swimming pool is open until 9 p.m. The hotel has a lot to offer, including a lovely décor.
The Italian restaurant ‘La Scala,’ located on the first floor of Paradise Hotel & Resort, offers a genuine western dining experience. The mousse provided with the day’s steak complements the flavor of the meat well.
Seoul Marina Club & Yacht
In Season 1, Episode 18, Oh Yoon-hee meets with Sim Soo-ryeon at the Seoul Marina Club & Yacht (Lee Ji-ah).
This place is Korea’s first traditional marina, with mooring facilities for yacht embarkation, disembarkation, and anchoring, as well as a marina center that acts as a resting area for visitors. It provides a one-stop shop for yacht services, including navigation, rental, and after-sales training, as well as cafe and restaurant options.
Romantic yacht rides, great parties, unforgettable wedding ceremonies, and helicopter tours are all available to visitors in one location. The marina and port of this service, which is located behind the National Assembly building and is surrounded by the lovely scenery of Hangang River, exudes an almost distinct and exotic vibe.
Come here to see the grandeur of Hangang River on a night yacht cruise or take a helicopter tour to see the entire city from above.
Jiktang Waterfalls in Gangwon-do was featured in Season 3, Episode 1.
The location is like Korea’s Niagara Falls and is one of the representative Geo Sites of Hantagang River Geopark. The Hantagang River Geopark has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Hantan River’s unique geological features were produced by a volcanic eruption that occurred between 540 and 120 thousand years ago. The flowing lava created beautiful valleys and topography, including basalt cliffs, columnar jointing, and waterfalls. The location is perfect for geological research as well as tourism.
Hwajeokyeon, Pigeonang Falls, Jaein Falls, Jiktang Falls, Goseokjeong Pavilion, and Cheorwon Lava Plateau are among the 26 attractions in the area.
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