Yongin Dae Jang Geum Park: K-Drama Filming Site
Dae Jang Geum Park (대장금 테마파크) is one of the biggest and well preserved K-drama and movie filming sites located just one hour from Seoul near Yongin in Gyeonggi Province. It’s ideal for a day trip from Seoul and a great place to take beautiful photos.
How to get to Yongin Dae Jang Geum Park
Address: 778-1 Yongcheon-ri, Baegam-myeon, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
경기도 용인시 처인구 백암면 용천리 778-1
Park Map: Click here to view the map of the park.
There are several ways to travel to the K-drama park.
Mit dem Bus: You can take a bus to Anseong Bus Terminal and bus #35 or #105 from the terminal to Dae Jang Geum Park.
By train/subway: Take the Bundang Line from Giheung station, transfer to Yongin Ever Line, and get off at Stadium, Songdam College station. From there, take a bus at Forbes Hospital bus station towards Baegam direction and get off at Baegam. Then, take bus #105 or a taxi to Dae Jang Geum Park.
Mit dem Auto: There is a large parking lot at the entrance of Dae Jang Geum Park. No parking fee.
With a tour: It might be easiest to join a tour with shuttle bus from Seoul. Trazy offers a half-day tour of Dae Jang Geum Park with a shuttle from and back to Seoul. You can also join this tour from Viator that includes Dae Jang Geum as well as the Yongin Korean Folk Village – a 2-in-1 deal!
Name auf Koreanisch: 대장금 테마파크
Summer Season Mar – Oct 9AM-6PM
Winter Season Nov – Feb 9AM-5PM
Admission is allowed until 1 hour before the closing time.
Admission: Individuals – Adults 9,500 won, Middle & High School Students 8,000 won, Children (48 months – 13 years) 7,000 won
There are special discounts for residents from the Yongin area, groups of 20 people or more, senior citizens, and veterans when supporting documents are presented.
What is Dae Jang Geum Park?
This park opened in 2005 and is the original filming location of some well-known Korean historical dramas, including Dae Jang Geum, after which the park was named.
Other dramas filmed here include Prince of the Legend, Lee San Wind of the Palace, The Great Queen Seondeok, Moon Embracing the Sun, Kang Chi, the Beginning and most recently The Scholar Who Walks the Night. The music video Daechwita from BTS member Suga was also filmed here.
Dae Jang Geum Park is one of the largest and best-preserved filming locations open to visitors today. The drama park is divided into three sections, starting at the bottom with the original Jewel in the Palace set, following upwards to a vast palace and village area over to the left with a Chinese inspired area and military buildings.
If you are a K-drama fan or just love Korean culture, you will have a great time wandering the streets of this village and taking in the beauty of Korean architecture while imagining what life was like back in the day.
The Best Time to visit Dae Jang Geum Park
Dae Jang Geum Park is a great place to visit all year round. It’s especially beautiful during the fall season when you can take in the beautiful fall foliage in Korea. During this time, the backdrop of the hillside village is especially vibrant and makes for excellent photo opportunities. However, spring and summer are just as magical and winter gives the village a whole new feeling as well.
What You’ll See At Dae Jang Geum Park
Section 1: Jewel in the Palace Set
This K-drama park is divided into 3 different main areas.
Near the entrance at the bottom, you’ll find the ticket office and a souvenir shop before entering into the original Jewel in the Palace filming set.
It is comprised of a set of royal palace inspired buildings surrounded by courtyards and picturesque gardens with pavilions.
On the way to the second section of the drama filming park, you pass a meadow area used for fighting scenes and other outdoor scenes. The way is lined with near-life-sized statues of famous characters from the dramas and movies filmed here.
Section 2: Village and Main Palace
Following up the hill you’ll reach the largest section of the filming set.
It’s main features are the royal palace (Injeongjeon Hall), the Crown Prince’s Palace (Donggungjeon), and the Queen’s Palace (Junggungjeon) on the left side of the village.
On the right side, you’ll find the traditional market place, city gate, and houses of different lower and upper class citizens.
Walking through the city gate in the north and following the path up the hill, you’ll reach Muryangsujeon Hall and Anyangru Pavilion, the viewpoint of the entire village below.
This it the highest point in the drama village and also the only place with a café. This section also has several features of a traditional temple, like a stone pagoda in the center.
Section 3: Misil’s Palace and Military Buildings
Make your way back down, walk back through the village and follow the way to the left side of the K-drama park. The upper part of this section is the filming location of The Great Queen Seondeok is located.
You’ll immediately notice a difference in building style between the village and palace area. This section is called Misil’s Residence and Misil’s Palace.
This particular drama takes place during the Shilla Dynasty following the country’s first reigning queen during the Three Kingdoms of Korea, from 632 to 647.
The lower part of this area is comprised of several military buildings, like a drill hall, soldier’s quarters and a large central prison. I found the layout and style of these buildings to be extremely unique and interesting.
K-Dramas and Movies Filmed at Dae Jang Geum Park
Here’s a complete list of the K-dramas, movies and music videos shot at this filming set:
- The Red Sleeve (옷소매 붉은 끝동) 2021
- The King’s Affection (연모) 2021
- Agust D ‘대취타’ MV Suga BTS 2020
- Haechi (해치) 2019
- The Crowned Clown (왕이 된 남자) 2019
- The King Loves (The King in Love) 2017
- The Emperor: Owner of the Mask (군주-가면의 주인) 2017
- Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People (역적: 백성을 훔친 도적) 2017
- Flowers of the Prison (옥중화) 2016
- The Scholar Who Walks the Night (밤을 걷는 선비) 2015
- The King’s Doctor (마의) 2012
- Moon Embracing the Sun (해를 품은 달) 2012
- Dae Jang Geum/Jewel in the Palace (대장금) 2003-2004
- and many more!
Come and Visit Dae Jang Geum Park!
This drama village really exceeded my expectations. The place is beautiful and offers so many amazing photo opportunities.
If you are a fan of Korean dramas and movies, you’re going to have a wonderful time exploring the area – and if you like photography and are looking for a unique place to take photos at, this is also the place for that!
I’m definitely going to be returning to explore more and take more photos here.
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