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The Venetian Hotel
Estrada da Baia de N. Senhora da Esperanca, s/n,, Macau, China

Now this might be an exception to my posts about Korean drama filming locations as this one is outside the country. It's in Macau, and is one of the most luxurious hotels in Asia and in the whole world.

It might be quite impossible to not know what this Macau hotel is but yes, this is The Venetian Hotel. It is an important filming site for Fated to Love You because this is where the 'accident' happened. This is where the main characters met and it was the best choice.

If you think this place is familiar, then you should all watch Boys Over Flowers. ^^

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Gongseri Cathedral
10 Gongseri Seongdang-gil, Inju-myeon, Ansan-si, Chungnam-do
(충남 아산시 인주면 공세리성당길 10)

So I've been doing a Korean drama marathon and chose to watch Fated to Love You the whole day and I swear I'm glad I took time to actually watch everything in one go. Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara are so adorable together and I'm really enjoying Choi Jinhyuk, my favorite eye candy, on my screen. ^^

Okay. So in the drama, Daniel Pitt (Choi Jinhyuk) is an orphan. I skipped the first episode shamelessly so my first scene of my eye candy is when he was talking to a nun. The scene was filmed at the Gongseri Cathedral in Chungnam.

The Gongseri Cathedral is a beautiful and charming cathedral in the province which is often a filming location for Korean dramas and movies. It is also a preferred wedding location of many Koreans because it provides a solemn and intimate atmosphere which is very much needed and favored during church weddings.

For more pictures of the cathedral, you can visit this blog.



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Cake Land
8 Dongho-ro 37-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
(서울 중구 동호로37길 8)

In Episode 13 of Legendary Witch, Moon Soo In (Han Jihye) decided to look for a job but was constantly turned down for various reasons. When she fetched Byeol from school, they saw a waffle truck from which our protagonist got an idea for a business. She brought this up during a 'family' meeting with the others and they found it interesting.

As they planned everything, she decided to go shopping for baking equipment with Nam Wooseok (Ha Seokjin). As the brand new facilities are so expensive, she asked where she could buy second-hand items. The store owner then told her about the Bangsan Market in Jung-gu which is basically known for the wide variety of good second-hand and cheap items.

As they went to Bangsan Market, they headed to Cake Land where they bought their materials.

I personally think this is a nice place especially since many Koreans love homemade bread. Expats or maybe even tourists may even enjoy doing their baking stuff with the materials they can buy from here. To be honest, this is one activity I wish to do when I finally get to travel to Seoul.

In terms of this drama, I think it's really nice to use this market as a Korean drama filming location. You see, I support vendors like this. That's why I don't often go to shopping malls. Hehe.

HOW TO GET THERE?

1. Find your way to Jongno 5-ga Station (종로5가역) in the Blue line. Get off via Exit 7.

2. Head straight as stated in the picture above. You're gonna cross the street twice as you're gonna pass by the famous Cheonggye Stream. Walk until you get to a seemingly subway exit which is actually the entrance to an underground shopping store.


3. Enter that narrow street behind the entrance. Just go straight ahead and you'll gonna see Cake Land on your left.




For an easier understanding, here's the map. Just click it to enlarge :)








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And You Wedding Hall
40 Nonhyeon-ro 132-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
(서울 강남구 논현로132길 40)

Yes indeed, the dreamy wedding ceremony of Jaerim and Soeun which was attended by almost all of the WGM production team was held in this beautiful and cozy wedding hall in Nonhyeon-dong. It is the And You Wedding Hall. Quite funny, the name, if you ask me, but it's a gorgeous place where people hold one of the most special events in their lives.

If I'm not mistaken, And You doesn't just take care of the venue. Like any other wedding halls in Korea, it offers a package wherein everything about the ceremony is taken care of. I think they do include the food, the flowers, the programme - majority of the preparation, they provide.

I guess this is what draws me entirely to the wedding culture in the country. The lavish preparations definitely makes the event stand out among the rest. Although as a Catholic, having a church ceremony is downright important, I think there's nothing wrong with doing it outside the house of God. I mean, as long as there's a priest to officiate, what's wrong? 

The beauty of And You can be seen through these pictures from Seulbi727.




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Atelier Aimee
2nd Flr (Maius) Building, Dosandae-ro 83-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
(서울 강남구 도산대로83길 마이우스빌딩 2층)

For the wedding, Jaerim and Soeun went to a dress shop to pick one that the bride would wear.
They went to Atelier Aimee in Gangnam.

Here are some pictures of the location:




Three pictures came from this site.


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Seoul Square
416 Hangangdae-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
(서울 중구 한강대로 416)

Maybe it's because I'm looking for something else to watch, or maybe it's the positive reviews, or maybe it's Kang Haneul, or perhaps Kang Sora? I don't exactly know why I decided to watch Misaeng. But one thing is definite: I am enjoying it.

Misaeng is a Korean drama about the typical office workers in Seoul. It depicts their struggles, the challenges they face. The story, if we're gonna look at it deeply, basically gives reasons to all the situations faced by the ordinary working class. As a person who is currently unemployed, it does give me inspiration and hope that someday, things will work out for me and I'll be able to prove myself to this very judgmental society.

Yikes, the drama.

Anyway, this Korean drama basically caught my attention after watching an interview of Kang Sora. She said because of this project, she had to really take up an intern job in a certain company in order to fully grasp the attitudes of the people. She even said that it was an enlightening experience because it allowed her to see just how similar her situation is to theirs.

So if you're into the drama, you'll most likely be interested in the filming location, right?
So the building which they refer to as ONE INTERNATIONAL is actually the SEOUL SQUARE in Junggu. It is located just across the beautiful and historic Seoul Station and is quite near top Seoul attractions.






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SBS Prism Tower
82 Sangamsan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
(서울 마포구 상암산로 82)

When I posted the YGN Building location for Pinocchio, I was sent quite a few number of inquiries asking where MSC is. Back then, I didn't knew exactly, but in some scenes of the Korean drama, it showed that the entrances to both buildings are just in front of each other so I immediately guessed that they're just beside each other.

True enough, they are.

Thanks to the establishing scenes which came a little late, to be honest, I found where MSC Building. It is actually the SBS Prism Tower which is just beside the YTN Building. It is also located in Mapo-gu and while I don't assure 100% accuracy, I'm giving you the directions.


HOW TO GET THERE?

(We'll be using the Digital Media Center Station of Brown Line)

1. Find your way to the Digital Media Center Station (Brown Line) and get off via Exit 2 or 3.

2. Head northeast and pass by several blocks to get to SBS Prism Tower. It's going to be a very long walk so getting on a taxi might be advisable; but I promote walking so yeah, walk. HAHA


Questions? Drop me a comment!




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Saenuri Children's Park
1619 Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
(서울 마포구 상암동 1619)

After Choi Dal Po (Lee Jongsuk) and Choi In Ha (Park Shinhye) spent the night together in his house, the two were walking the next morning in the Saenuri Children's Park.

Pinocchio is now in its 16th episode and as the story's obviously beginning to reach its climax, the end is probably nearing. I honestly don't know if I'm ready to let go of this Korean drama because it's really fun finding its locations.

But I guess everything has to end.
I'm thinking of doing Misaeng anyway.


Anyway, as observed, open spaces like this had been a favorite filming locations.
I've watched a lot of Korean dramas online and noticed that scenes in playgrounds and open spaces can actually rival the number of those shot in airports. Hehe.
While I may sound like I'm putting a whole lot of deal on something so ordinary, I just can't help but feel how much these production teams are so into promoting the typical communities in South Korea.
As you see, I've always believed that these locations contribute much to the tourism boost of the country... and LOL I'm blabbing.

Anyway, those who wish to visit the area, I'm giving you the directions. I do not assure 100% accuracy so it's up to you to take the risk. :)


HOW TO GET THERE?

1. Find your way to the Digital Media City Station (Brown Line) and use Exit 2. 
A/N: There is a Digital Media City Station in the Airport Line and that could be used as well but I'm giving you the directions from the Brown Line.

2. Head towards the direction you're facing (going South) and then cross the street when you see a street to your right. The corner's just after the nearby bus stop.

3. Walk past a block and you're gonna see the Saenuri Children's Park. There are several pedestrian crossings there so getting to the place is easy.



Questions? You can drop me a comment. :)



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I request that you credit me properly. 
Putting  'credit: ManagerHyung' is nice but please do include the link of the post.
Linking back to the original source is a basic etiquette in social networking.
So please, I request this of you. ^^

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KANA
303 Tojeong-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
(서울 마포구 토정로 303)


OKAY SO I'M STILL SPAZZING OVER PINOCCHIO'S EPISODE 15
I'M SORRY FOR THE SPOILER BUT THIS JUST HAS TO BE POSTED OR I WON'T BE ABLE TO SLEEP. L O L

So this is where they usually eat ramen and where the heart-stopping second kiss happened.
This is a small restaurant as seen in this shot:

Actually, this isn't the first time they used this restaurant to film an important scene.
If I remember it correctly, this filming site was first introduced when Dal Po (Lee Jongsuk) and In Ha (Park Shinhye) ate together after focusing on the slippery ground news.

I don't know about you guys but I'm surely visiting this place as soon as I get to Seoul.
It's in the Mapo area. It's beyond easy to reach. <3

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HOW TO GET THERE?

First, find your way to Mapo Station (Purple Line) and get off via Exit 1.

Head towards the direction you're facing and turn right to Tojeong-ro. It's the second street on your right. The landmark's the Shinhwa Building.

Walk about three blocks and you'll see Kana on your right side. :)



Questions? Drop a comment! :)






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NC Department Store
17 Gangseo-ro 56-gil, Gangseo-gu, Seoul
(서울 강서구 강서로56길 17)

Admittedly, this is an unfamiliar district to me, same as the department store.
I have never heard about NC Department Store before so it's a great thanks to Naver for telling me about this.

The NC Department Store is the real Beom Jo Department Store in Pinocchio.
In the Korean drama, it is named after Seo Bum Jo (Kim Younggwang) as it is owned by his mother (Kim Haesook). The scene captured on the first photo above came from Episode 14 when Ki Hamyung/Choi Dalpo (Lee Jongsuk) revealed the truth.

If you're watching the drama online, I bet you're now feeling the intensity of the story and how this shooting location plays a major part in the whole plot.

It's just in Seoul. If you need help in finding directions, just subscribe and drop me a comment.




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