While Suncheon is a city well-known for the industry and agriculture, the downtown of Suncheon has been divide into 2 portion: an old town (구도심) and a new town (신도심).
For our morning tour, I was pretty excited as we were paying a visit to:
Located at the southern part of South Korea, Suncheon Drama Set is known as the largest filming site in Korea as it caters about 200 buildings within it.
Pretty excited to see ‘Baker King Kim Tak Gu’ poster, which was a pretty old film~
Look! Even the entrance is a TV frame! 😀
According to the our guide Mr Kim, the entire Suncheon Drama Set is pretty huge and had been divided into three interconnecting rural villages that represents the 1950s to 1970s of Korea.
There are also daldongne (the impoverished residential hillside areas of Seoul) from the late 1950s to 1970s, the booming downtown Seoul of the 80s, and many old shop-houses, beauty shops, restaurants, movie theaters (etc…) that has been labelled clearly along the winding alleys of daldongne to show the past lifestyle of the people in Korea.
Personally feels that this is a great location for youngsters or foreigners to tour around, learning the 50s history with a sense of ‘flashback’.
As there are many locals/k-drama or K-movie within the area, fans of k-drama/k-film would definitely find the familiar scenes which appeared in movies such as Gangnam Blue, Sunny (played by Kang Sora) and the famous ‘A Werewolf Boy’ movie played by Song Joong Ki as well.
One of the scene of ‘Chronicle of a Blood Merchant’ by Ha Ji Won
HAHA! The weather was pretty cold and the guys couldn’t take it as well.
-6degress with wind..
Apparently everyone thought this was a prop shop, but it is a mini-eatery within Suncheon Drama set…
Thus… Time to get ourselves warm here~~
어묵 (Eomuk known as fish cake) that keeps me warm.
Now I know why people gets fat in the winter = because you just keep eating!
Some discussion if we should get some makgeolli.. HA!
Ain’t we cute? HAHAHA!
We’re just trying to re-enact a scene from an old film for our Mannequin Challenge~
Of course, I bet many of you would love this place for some photo=taking sessions too~
As we walked into the 80s alley~
60s disco club? 🙈🙈
A pity for us as we didn’t get a chance to rent the old school uniforms to take some pretty pictures within Suncheon Drama Set.
Here’s some photo where I found on instagram~
(photo credits back to instagram user)
Definitely a nice place to spend some time walking around and snap some photos, learning some history of korea in the 50s. I felt like I was in Reply 1988 (응답하라 1988) at certain points due to the vibes within the environment.
Do schedule a little more time(probably 2-3hrs) if you want to have a relax tour~
Suncheon Open Film Location (순천 드라마 촬영장)
24, Biryegol-gil, Suncheon-si, Jeollanam-do (Jorye-dong)
전라남도 순천시 비례골길 24 (조례동)
Operating Hours: 09:00-18:00 (Last admission at 17:00)
Admission Price: Adults 3,000 won (Adults) // 2,000 won(students) / 1,000 won(children)
Take an intercity bus from Seoul Central City Bus Terminal to Suncheon.
– From Suncheon Intercity Bus Terminal, take Bus No. 77, 99 or 777.