Are you a K-Dramas fan or just interested in Korea? Here is the introduction of one of the hottest historical drama filming locations.
It is not always easy for non-Korean to find those awesome filming locations, especially when it comes to historical dramas. Historical dramas are most of the time filmed in various countryside locations and in fixed indoor/outdoor sets such as the Korean Folk Village (Yongin city) and MBC DaeJangGeum Park (Yongin city). For viewers, while watching the show, it might look like it is all close by, but in reality the staffs and actors keep moving all over the country to capture those breathtaking locations.
Here is for example a map with some filming locations of the drama “Rebel: Thief Who Stole The People” (2017). They are spread all over the country!
Among those filming sets, there is the house of Choi Champan, also named Choi Champandaek in English. It is located in Hadong-gun in Gyeongsangnam-do, South part of the country. You can check the purple mark on the map below to have a better idea. It is the countryside and nearby a village but the location is well developed and offers all the services needed for tourists while preserving the place and atmosphere.
The house of Choi Champan is a Korean traditional house and is known for being the setting of a famous Korean novel (“The Land” by Park GyeongRi). It is also quite huge and offers a stunning view of the surrounding nature. Visitors can understand, see and experience the late Joseon area’s architecture and way of life.
It has also very cheap to go with only 2 000 won (around 1.80 US dollar) entrance fees. It opens from 9 am to 6 pm, all year round.
The place started to be a filming location in 1974 with the movie “The Land”. As mentioned earlier, the place offers a large area and stunning views. Historical dramas and movies were constantly filmed there such as “The Moon Embracing The Sun” (2012), “Arang and the Magistrate” (2012), “Gu Family Book” (2013), “The Face Reader” (2013), “Gunman in Joseon” (2014), “Six Flying Dragons” (2015), “Love in the Moonlight” (2016), “Legend of the Blue Sea” (2016), “Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People” (2017) and “My Sassy Girl” (2017).
Here is for example pictures from the set of “My Sassy Girl” in the location.
Here is a screenshot of the drama of “Love in the Moonlight” and the picture of the location.
For more pictures, you can search with the hashtag #최참판댁 on Instagram and access amazing pictures.
The surroundings of the House of Choi Champan are full of green tea fields that are not only pretty but also recognized for their amazing taste. You can check more information about that on our previous article on Korean Green Tea. It is a nice place to take stunning pictures as well as drinking tasty tea.
You can have access to more information -such as how to go there- through the Korean tourism official website here.
Are you planning to visit? Is there any place you dream to go too?