Yongin Daejanggeum Park [용인 대장금 파크]
This appears as parts of the palace in The Forbidden Marriage (Geumhollyeong, Joseon Hon-in Geumjiryeong/금혼령, 조선 혼인 금지령) (MBC, 2022-23) – as seen in episode 1
Parts of the palace area of this park appear as the palace in The Red Sleeve/The Red Sleef Cuff (옷소매 붉은 끝동) (MBC, 2021-22); as seen, for instance, in Teaser Trailer 5 or in episode 3 when Crown Prince Yi San (Lee Jun-ho/Junho of 2PM) begs his grandfather for forgiveness and Sung Deok-im (Lee Se-young) asks Hong Deok-ro (Kang Hoon) about news of the Crown Prince.
An imaginary scene during a conversation between father and son, Hanju Group chairman Han Yeong-shik (Jeon Guk-hwan) and Han Seong-woon (Song Won-seok), takes place at this park’s palace area’s throne hall in episode 15 of One The Woman (원 더 우먼) (SBS, 2021). It is also seen during a special Epilogue MV of the drama by SBS Catch (Timestamp: 1:21-1:26).
This is seen in part as the royal palace in The King’s Affection/Yeonmo (연모) (KBS2, 2021); as seen in epsiode 1, when young Jung Ji-un (Ko Woo-rim) is brought here by his father Jung Seok-jo (Bae Soo-bin).
After Lee Yeon’s (Lee Dong-Wook) first love dies, he looks for her reincarnations over the centuries as he recounts in episode 2 of Tale of the Nine Tailed/Tale of The Nine-Tailed Fox (구미호뎐) (tvN, 2020) and it is at this park that he also sees somebody resembling her — only to be disappointed again.
Parts of the palace, at which Crown Prince Yi Hon (Song Geon-hee) lives in Joseon times in episode 1 of Mystic Pop-up Bar (쌍갑포차) (JTBC, 2020) are located at park.
Among other scenes filmed throughout this park, the wedding of King Gojong (Park Sang-hoon) and Min Ja-yeong (the future Empress Myeongseong) takes place at this park’s palace area in King Maker: The Change of Destiny/Wind and Cloud and Rain (바람과 구름과 비) (TV Chosun, 2020).
Some scenes from episode 1 (full episode 1) of The King: Eternal Monarch (더킹:영원의 군주) (SBS, 2020) are shot at this venue, to represent the main palace of the Kingdom of Corea. For instance, the eunuch commencing the mourning ceremony rites from the palace rooftop —shouting “sang’wibok” and flapping the deceased monarch’s upper garment three times—, young Lee Gon’s/Yi Gon’s (Jeong Hyun-jun) coronation ceremony and Gon’s public mourning for his deceased father and former Emperor Lee Ho (cameo by Kwon Yul).
Parts of the palace in The Tale of Nokdu (조선로코 녹두전) (KBS2, 2019) are filmed here as for instance in episode 17 (full episode 9), when the Queen visits the King unexpectedly or in episode 18 (full episode 9), this is where Jeon Nok-du (Jang Dong-yoon) receives the first price for the civil service exam and sees for the first time the king.
Parts of this park appear as the Joseon period ‘Man’woldang Inn’ or the ‘Man-wol Lodge’ in episode 15 of Hotel Del Luna (호텔 델루나) (tvN, 2019), which Koo Chan-sung (Yeo Jin-goo) enters following Mago’s (Seo Yi-sook) instructions.
Parts of Hanyang were filmed at this park in Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung (신입사관 구해령) (MBC, 2019). For example, the public reading scene in episode 1 or when Lee Rim (Cha Eun-woo) explores the city in episode 2 (full episode 1).
Veronica Park (Kim Jae-kyung) comes here to relax and Ki Dae-joo (Koo Ja-sung) finds her here in episode 27 (full episode 14) of The Secret Life of My Secretary/I Loved You From The Beginning/How to Train My Blind Boss (초면에 사랑합니다) (SBS, 2019). Before they can finally spend some time together as a couple, Dae-joo gets a call and leaves immediately to help out Do Min-ik (Kim Young-kwang).
The crown prince Lee Hun’s/Ha Sun’s (Yeo Jin-Goo) chambers in The Crowned Clown (왕이 된 남자) (tvN, 2019) are located here — as seen for example in episodes 2 and 6 as well the Queen’s quarters, the ‘Daejojeon Palace’ — as seen, for instance, in episode 8. But also the brothel — supposed to be situated in the neighborhood Hwagye — run by Woon-Sim (Jung Hye-Young) is situated here (seen in episodes 2 and 4) as well as parts of the village nearby the palace —- as seen in episode 1.
This park appears is King Lee-do’s (Yoon Doo-joon) palace to which Jang Dan-bi (Kim Seul-gi) time-travels in Splash Splash Love (퐁당퐁당 LOVE) (MBC, 2015).
This venue appears as part of the palace in Dr. Jin (닥터 진) (MBC, 2012) — as seen, for instance, during the coronation day in episode 17.
Park Hae-young (Song Seung-heon) and Lee Sul (Kim Tae-Hee) meet first at this park in episode 1 of My Princess (마이 프린세스) (MBC, 2011), when she works part-time at this park as “Korean princess photo model and Hae-young convinces her to lengthen her work day so that Princess Stella can take a commemorative photo. They come back here on their ‘date’ in episode 11.
Also seen in Alchemy of Souls/Soul Marriage (Hwanhon/환혼) (tvN, 2022 — Source); Tomorrow (Naeil/내일/來日) (MBC, 2022) — a brief scene where Goo Ryeon (Kim Hee-sun), Park Joong-gil (Lee Soo-hyuk), and Lim Ryung-goo (Yoon Ji-on) are seen in the hanbok versions of their grim reaper uniforms in the palace area — ; River Where the Moon Rises (달이 뜨는 강) (KBS2, 2021); Haechi (해치) (SBS, 2019); Extraordinary You/Ha-Ru Found by Chance/A Day Found by Chance/Suddenly One Day (어쩌다 발견한 하루) (MBC, 2019); Mister Sunshine/Mr. Sunshine (미스터 션샤인) (tvN, 2018); Hwayuki/A Korean Odyssey (화유기) (tvN, 2017-18); The King in Love/The King Loves (왕은 사랑한다) (MBC, 2017); Ruler – Master of the Mask/The Emperor: Owner of the Mask (군주-가면의 주인) (MBC, 2017); The Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People (역적: 백성을 훔친 도적) (MBC, 2017); Flower in Prison (옥중화) (MBC, 2016); Hwajung/Splendid Politics (화정) (MBC, 2015); Scholar Who Walks the Night (밤을 걷는 선비) (MBC, 2015); Shine or Go Crazy/Shine or Be Mad (빛나거나 미치거나) (MBC, 2015); Triangle (트라이앵글) (MBC, 2014); Diary of a Night Watchman /Night Watchman’s Journal (야경꾼일지) (MBC, 2014); The Empress Ki (기황후) (MBC, 2013-14); The King’s Daughter, Soo Baek-hyang /The Daughter of the Emperor (제왕의 딸, 수백향) (MBC, 2013-14); Goddess of Fire /Goddess of Fire, Jung Yi (불의 여신 정이) (MBC, 2013); Gu Family Book/Kang Chi, the Beginning (구가의 서) (MBC, 2013); The King’s Doctor/Horse Doctor/The Horse Healer (마의) (MBC, 2012-13); The Moon that Embraces the Sun /Moon Embracing the Sun (해를 품은 달) (MBC, 2012); Arang and the Magistrate/Tale of Arang (아랑사또전) (MBC, 2012); God of War (무신) (MBC, 2012); The Duo (짝패) (MBC, 2011); Gyebaek/Gye-baek (계백) (MBC, 2011); Dong Yi (동이) (MBC, 2010); The Return of Iljimae (돌아온 일지매) (MBC, 2009); The Great Queen Seondeok (선덕여왕) (MBC, 2009); Yi San / Lee San, Wind of the Palace (이산) (MBC, 2007-08); Jumong/Prince of Legend/The Book of the Three Hans (삼한지-주몽 편) (MBC, 2006-07); Shin Don (신돈) (MBC, 2005-06); Hur Jun (허준) (MBC, 1999-2000).
BTS Filmed Here
Episode 0 —BTS clip ‘[메이킹]신혜선, 첫 촬영부터 인사요정x현장 칭찬봇 등극한 중전?!#철인왕후 | No Touch Princess EP.0“’— of Mr. Queen/No Touch Princess/Queen Cheor’in (Cheorinwanghu/철인왕후) (tvN, 2020-21) — and a tweet— show that the palace of this film set will appear as the main palace in the drama.
Trailer/Teaser Poster Shot Here
— The first teaser poster of The Queen’s Umbrella (Syurup/슈룹) (tvN, 2022) shows the iconic throne room courtyard
— [Teaser 1] “Live your life… Please live and endure it (‘살아다오.. 제발 살아서 버텨다오’)” of Bloody Heart/Red Heart (Bulg-eun Dansim/붉은 단심) (KBS2, 2022) — the palace and the “prison” area as seen in this 1st teaser trailer.
— [Teaser 5] “Lee Junho X Lee Seyoung, ‘Lovers in the Century'” ([옷소매 붉은 끝동 5차 티저] 이준호X이세영, 절절한 사랑을 나눌 ‘세기의 궁중 연인’) of The Red Sleeve/The Red Sleef Cuff (옷소매 붉은 끝동) (MBC, 2021-22)
— [Teaser 1] “Leave your life and protect Joseon!” ([티저1] ‘목숨을 내어주고 조선을 지킨다!’) of Joseon Exorcist (Joseon Gumasa/조선구마사) (SBS, 2021) was filmed here.
Movie Filmed Here
— The Princess and the Matchmaker (궁합/Goonghap) (2018) — Scenes were filmed within the palace area, depicting Song-hwa (Shim Eun-kyung)’s residence.
— The Concubine ( 후궁: 제왕의 첩) (2012)
MVs Filmed Here
— Agust D (Suga of BTS): ‘Daechwita (대취타/大吹打)‘ (2020) [with cameos by Jin (Kim Seok-jin/진) and Jungkook (정국/Jeon Jung-kook)]
— Stray Kids: ‘Double Knot‘ (English version) (2020)
— ONEUS: ‘가자 (LIT)‘ (Taekwondo version) (2021)
Yongin Daejanggeum Park [용인 대장금 파크/용인 대장금파크/용인대장금파크] or MBC Dae Jang Geum Park [MBC 용인 대장금 파크], is an outdoor film set for dramas of South Korean television and radio network Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC). Built in 2005 as MBC Dramia [MBC드라미아] —a compound word made up of ‘drama’ and ‘utopia’—, it is the largest historical film set in South Korea with reconstructions of historical buildings from Samhan until the Joseon period. The park was renamed to its current name in 2015 for better promotion, taking on the name of one of the most popular dramas filmed here, the 2003 MBC drama Dae Jang Geum. The film set was first opened to public in June 2011,
This park is located in the village of Yongcheon [Yongcheon-ri/용천리] in Yongin’s township Baegam [Baegam-myeon/백암면]. It is not to be confused with same-named MBC Daejanggeum Theme Park [대장금 테마파크] at MBC Yangjoo Culture Valley in the city of Yangju.
Notes by Lr
— The drama The Red Sleeve (2021-22) that its thematic predecessor Yi San/ Lee San, Wind of the Palace (이산) (2007-08) (same setting and characters but minus the painting scenes) also used the palace area for shooting.
— Concerning the drama Bloody Heart (2022), this is the second time KBS has used the MBC Dae Jang-geum Park location for their historical dramas within a span of a year —the first being The King’s Affection (2021)—, and this might have to do with currently airing historical drama The King of Tears, Lee Bang-won/Taejong Yi Bang-won (태종 이방원) (KBS1, 2021-22), which has prioritised using the Mungyeong Saejae Open Film Set since it’s KBS’s primary historical drama location site.
778-1 Yongcheon-ri, Baegam-myeon, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
경기도 용인시 처인구 백암면 용천드라마길 25
(백암면 용천리 778-1)
Geolocation: 37.121286, 127.336904
From Seoul Nambu Terminal [남부터미널]
▶ Get on bus to Baegam Intercity Bus Terminal [백암시외버스터미널] (Duration: 50min)
▶ Get on shuttle bus #105 at Baekam Bus Stop [백암] for 19 stops until Bus Stop ‘MBC드라마세트장’
— submitted by Marion KDL, updated by Mich KDL, updated 29/10/2022
— Splash Splash Love added by deanekitty29
— The Forbidden Marriage; The Princess and the Matchmaker; The Queen’s Umbrella; River Where the Moon Rises; Tomorrow; Bloody Heart; The Red Sleeve; One the Woman; Joseon Exorcist; Mr. Queen; King Maker: The Change of Destiny; Mystic Pop-up Bar; The King: Eternal Monarch; Extraordinary You; Hotel Del Luna added by Lr
— Additional information on the park added by Lucas James
The Forbidden Marriage
Hi, Lr here, just recently read exclusive info. According to a The Times article regarding the Korean Wave, upcoming drama “The Forbidden Marriage” (금혼령) is shooting in this location.
Perhaps the palace area, as the article states “Medieval guardsmen lounge about under the fake battlements […]”, and I don’t remember seeing any defensive wall and gate similar to the Mungyeong sets.
Happy New Year + Joseon Exorcist
Hi, Lr here, and Happy New Year!
“Joseon Exorcist” shot here: at least one location was used, the enclosed open field (used in Queen Seondeok, Splash Splash Love, & Daechwita MV) where an exorcism ceremony is performed, as shown in the teaser trailer (https://youtu.be/ZO39SUqk6hU)
Extraordinary You & King Maker
1. “Extraordinary You” briefly used some areas during the “Trumpet Flower” manhwa arc (regarding Haru, Eun Dan-oh, Baek Gyeong, as well as Dried Squid Fairy’s past)
2. “King Maker: The Change of Destiny / Wind and Cloud and Rain” was mainly shot here.
2 things of note regarding “King Maker” :
1. The wedding of Gojong & Min Ja-yeong (the future Empress Myeongseong) takes place in the park’s palace area; in history, the event was held at Unhyeon’gung Palace (운현궁), and one of their regular programmes is the reenactment of the ceremony
2. Regarding my earlier claim of this park being used in “Hotel del Luna”: during this scene (https://youtu.be/KsHFTpNwusw; cameo by real life couple comedienne Hong Hyeon-hee & Jason), as well as the bts shown in the program “My Wife’s Taste” (i.e. https://youtu.be/CZ7tqhIFCT0), the location is the same one used for the Man’woldang Inn (the Joseon-era del Luna) in episode 15
Mystic pop up bar and Daechwita definitely!
Hotel del Luna???
Hi, LR here
Not really sure but I have an inkling “Hotel del Luna” might have used this location in some of Man-wol’s flashback scenes.
My only sure evidence is that the location of the scene where Man-wol’s band is being executed is the same as in the “Daechwita” MV as well as the drama “Flower in Prison”.
Hi LR, Many thanks for this. Let’s see if someone can verify it!
…so apparently Stray Kids’ “Double Knot (English Ver.)” Performance Video was also shot here…
Mystic Pop-up Bar & AGUST D
Hi this is Lr
1. the Joseon flashback of “Mystic Pop-Up Bar” (쌍갑포차) episode 1 were filmed here
(cameos by Park Si-eun, Park Eun-hye, Seon Geon-hee, & Kim Hee-jung)
2. Agust D (Suga of BTS)’s new MV “Daechwita” (大吹打) was filmed here + cameos from Jin & Jungkook
The King: Eternal Monarch
Hi this is Lr
Some scenes from episode 1 of “The King: Eternal Monarch” are shot here, to represent the main palace (located at Busan) of the Kingdom of Corea.
-the eunuch commencing the mourning ceremony rites from the palace rooftop (shouting “sang’wibok” and flapping the deceased monarch’s upper garment 3 times)
-Yi Gon’s coronation ceremony
-Yi Gon’s public mourning for his deceased father (cameo by Kwon Yul, who interestingly shot in this location during “Haechi”)