Mungyeong Saejae Open Film Set [문경새재촬영장 (오픈세트장)]

Tale of the Nine Tailed 1938 (2023); Secret Royal Inspector & Joy (2021); The King's Affection (2021); Lovers of the Red Sky (2021); My Roommate Is A Gumiho (2021); Imitation (2021); Mr. Queen (2020-21); Record of Youth (2020); Selection: The War Between Women (2019-20); Kingdom I (2019); Hotel Del Luna (2019); Haechi (2019); The Crowned Clown (2019); Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter (2018); Legend of the Blue Sea (2016-17); The King of Legend (2010); The Iron Empress (2009); Taejo Wang Geon (2000)

This set appears as part of the palace and city in Joseon times in The King’s Affection/Yeonmo (연모)(KBS2, 2021) – as seen, for example, in episode 2.

Selected scenes of Shin Woo-yeo’s (Jang Ki-yong) past life in the historical era are seen here — as in episode 2 of My Roommate Is A Gumiho/Frightening Cohabitation (간 떨어지는 동거) (tvN, 2021).

Lee Ma-ha (Jung Ji-so) has a bit part as a gisaeng in the sageuk Nangrangbihwa – History Changing Love of a Swords-man —also starring Kwon Ryeok (Lee Jun-young)— that is filmed here in episode 1 of Imitation (Imiteisyeon/이미테이션) (KBS2, 2021).

Parts of the palace in Mr. Queen/No Touch Princess/Queen Cheor’in (Cheorinwanghu/철인왕후) (tvN, 2020-21) were filmed here.

Sa Hye-Jun (Park Bo-gum) films a drama at this set in episode 10 of Record of Youth/The Moment/Youth Record (청춘기록) (tvN, 2020).

This film set appears as ‘Hanyang’ in Selection: The War Between Women/Queen: Love And War (간택 – 여인들의 전쟁) (TV Chosun, 2019-20) — as seen, for instance, in episode 1.

The gate through which a sick and revengeful king Ha Sun (Yeo Jin-goo) walks in episode 6 of The Crowned Clown (왕이 된 남자) (tvN, 2019) is located here.

Scenes in Haechi (해치) (SBS, 2019) were filmed here; those identified in the trailers are the Gwanghwamun entrance at the Palace [궁궐] section and the entrance of Saheonbu, or the Justice Ministry [사헌부/府憲司].

Various scenes in Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter/Gyeryong Fairy Tale/Tale of Fairy (계룡선녀전) (tvN, 2018) were also filmed here — for example, this was where Seon Ok-nam (Moon Chae-won) and her Woodcutter husband lived in the human realm. The ‘Master and Servant’ web novel written by Jeom Soon (Kang Mi-na from Gugudan) also had several scenes set here.

Also featured in episode 6 of in episode 1 of Tale of the Nine Tailed 1938 (구미호뎐1938) (tvN, 2023); Secret Royal Inspector & Joy/Inspector Joy/Secret Royal Inspector Joy (Eosawa Joi/어사와 조이) (tvN, 2021-22); Lovers of the Red Sky (홍천기/紅天機) (SBS, 2021); Kingdom (킹덤/Kingdeom) (Netflix, 2019 — Season 1); Hotel Del Luna (호텔 델루나) (tvN, 2019); Legend of the Blue Sea (푸른 바다의 전설) (SBS, 2016-17); The King of Legend (근초고왕) (KBS1, 2010); The Iron Empress/Empress Cheonchu (천추태후), (KBS2, 2009); the Mungyeong Saejae Gate 1 (Juhulgwan) [문경새재 제1관문 (주흘관)] is seen in Taejo Wang Geon/Emperor Wang Geon (태조 왕건) (KBS1, 2000-02).

MV Filmed Here

Stray Kids (스트레이키즈): ‘Thunderous (소리꾼)‘ (2021)
Rain (비) X SMF ‘DOMESTIC (팔각정)’ (mostly by the throne room), 18.10.2022

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Mungyeong Saejae Open Film Set [문경새재촬영장 (오픈세트장) or 문경새재오픈세트장] is a film set located in North Gyeongsang Province (Gyeongsangbuk-do/경상북도), primarily used for KBS sageuk (period) dramas since its opening in 2008. It consists mostly of various kinds of village set-ups, such as thatched houses, traditional hanoks and city pavilions. An admission fee applies for visitors.

It is located in the village of Sangcho [Sangcho-ri/상초리], in Mungyeong’s Township of the same name [Mungyeong-eup/문경읍], around 2 hours and 20 mins by car from Seoul.

Naver Maps
84-2 Sangcho-ri, Mungyeong-eup, Mungyeong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
경북 문경시 문경읍 상초리 84-2

Daum Maps
1037 Saejae-ro, Mungyeong-eup, Mungyeong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
경북 문경시 문경읍 새재로 1037
( 문경읍 상초리 522-5)
Geolocation: 36.771097, 128.073937

Getting here
From Seoul by Public Transport
➜ Take a 2 hour 10 min bus ride from the Express Bus Terminal [고속터미널] to Jeomchon Intercity and Express Bus Terminal ]점촌시외고속버스터미널].
➜ At the Home Plus bus stop [홈플러스 정류장], about 173m away from Jeomchon Terminal, take the number 21 bus for 35 stops (~1 hr 16 min ride) to Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park Bus Stop (문경새재도립공원 정류장).

Note that the open set would still be a 1.5km distance away from the bus stop, however; so best to take a taxi from Jeomcheon Terminal, if available.

— submitted by Mich KDL, updated by Marion KDL; last updated 31/05/2023
Kingdom I added by LC Lou
Rain (비) X SMF MV added by Lr

1 review

  1. ALso in Kingdom

    In contact with someone who was just here – Kingdom was also filmed here for the gate location.

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