3 Tourist Attractions in Korea that You Must Visit During Winter

December is a month for winter holiday. One of the best destinations to visit is Korea! The winter reminds us of some romantic Korean drama scenes with beautiful backgrounds and makes us want to go to the shooting location. These are 3 shooting locations of Korean dramas that you need to visit!

  1. Phoenix Park
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Phoenix Park Ski Resort becomes one of the premier tourist destinations for tourists who want to enjoy winter sports. No need to go all the way to Europe, in the Pyeongchang region, South Korea, also offers many facilities to enjoy various winter activities. Even this place will host the ‘Winter Olympics 2018’. One of the ski resorts that can be used as a vacation destination is Phoenix Park, which became the location of the popular 2000 KBS drama ‘Autumn in My Heart’ or better known in Indonesia under the title ‘Endless Love’ starring Song Seung Hun, Song Hye Kyo , and Won Bin. Here, visitors can see and feel the snow directly and try to enjoy winter sports, such as skiing and snowboarding. Phoenix Park has a variety of slopes for beginner to advanced level.

Want to ski but cannot do it for not having the tools? No need to worry, visitors can borrow clothes, shoes, ski equipment at the rental and if necessary can pay professional instructors from ski school to teach him. From children to adults can participate in this activity. For accommodation, Phoenix Park provides various options, such as hotels, condominiums, and youth hostels. Phoenix Hotel is one of the filming locations of the drama ‘Endless love’, as the hotel where Eun Seo (Song Hye Kyo) works. Not to worry about hunger, because here are available various places to eat and also minimarket to buy snacks.

  1. Daegwallyeong Sky Ranch
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The 2018 Winter PyeongChang Winter is about to be held. To welcome one of the biggest sporting event, South Korea also boost tourism around PyeongChang including one of them is Daegwallyeong Sky Ranch. Daegwallyeong Sky Ranch may be more beautiful when enjoyed in spring, summer, or fall, but there is a unique atmosphere when you visit in winter. Padang that usually looks green stretches of grass will be covered with white snow.

This place is also often used as a location for filming several dramas. The most recent drama filming here is the tvN drama Bride of the Water God 2017. On the 4th and 5th episodes, Yoon So Ah (Shin Se Kyung) is traveling with Habaek (Nam Joo Hyuk) to this place. As So Ah lies under a tree, Habaek looks at her and apologizes for playing with her life to test his strength. Then Drama tvN Cinderella and Four Knights also shoot in this place. Scenes as Kang Ji Woon (Jung Il Woo) and Eun Ha Won (Park So Dam) take a stroll in this place showing the green mountains and the giant pinwheels are clearly visible.

  1. Pulau Nami
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Nami Island is closely associated with the image of “Winter Sonata”, around the island various locations that have been used for shooting will be given special signs and descriptions of the scene in the series are immortalized in the place, including the statue of the main cast.

In addition to memorabilia around “Winter Sonata”, this island is quite interesting to visit. Like the country itself, when we enter the island, on the front there is also a small building which is a bank, where we can exchange Won with the currency of this Naminara country. Also a large board containing the welcome “Welcome To Naminara Republic”. On both sides of the road there are various welcome boards, including those from Indonesia. Naminara is really a small country that upholds friendships with all the countries of the world.