Suwon Hwaseong Haenggung Palace [화성행궁]

The Crowned Clown (2019); My Sassy Girl (2017); Saimdang (2017); Moonlight Drawn By Clouds (2016); Lucky Romance (2016); The Fugitive of Joseon (2013); Jang Ok-jung (2013); Queen In-hyun's Man (2012); Rooftop Prince (2012); Moon that Embraces the Sun (2012); Jeon Woo-chi (2012); Insu, The Queen Mother (2011-12); The Princess' Man (2011); Deep Rooted Tree (2011); Lee San, Wind of the Palace (2007-08); The King and I (2007-08); Jewel in the Palace (2003-2004)

Bongnaedang [복내당/福內堂]

This is seen as the residence of Sookui Park (Jeon Mi-sun) in Moonlight Drawn by Clouds/Love in the Moonlight (구르미 그린 달빛) (KBS2, 2016).

Bongsudang [봉수당/奉壽堂]

Minister Shin Chi-soo (Kwon Hae-hyo) and his son were put to shame here in episode 6 of The Crowned Clown (왕이 된 남자) (tvN, 2019), as Ha-seon (Yeo Jin-goo) orders Minister Shin to cane his son Yi-geom (Choi Kyu-jin) 100 times. (Note: The name place was replaced to read “Munjeongjeon Hall” (문정전))

Gyun Woo (Joo Won) runs away in embarrassment upon seeing Princess Haemyeong (Oh Yeon-seo) here in episode 8 of My Sassy Girl (엽기적인 그녀) (SBS, 2017), because of a racy dream he’d had.

This is seen as the living quarters of Crown Prince Hyomyeong (Park Bo-gum) in Moonlight Drawn by Clouds/Love in the Moonlight (구르미 그린 달빛) (KBS2, 2016).

Also seen in episode 4 of The King’s Face (왕의 얼굴) (KBS2, 2014-15); The Fugitive of Joseon/Mandate of Heaven/Heaven’s Will (천명 : 조선판 도망자 이야기) (KBS2, 2013).

Gyeongnyonggwan [경룡관/景龍館]

As seen at the end of episode 4 and the start of episode 5 of  Moonlight Drawn by Clouds/Love in the Moonlight (구르미 그린 달빛) (KBS2, 2016), where Lee Yeong/Crown Prince Hyomyeong failed to find his “dancer” at a feast, and Kim Yun-seong (Jung Jin-young) stalls the Crown Prince.

Jangnakdang [장낙당 or 장락당/長樂堂]

As seen at the end of episode 4 and the start of episode 5 of  Moonlight Drawn by Clouds/Love in the Moonlight (구르미 그린 달빛) (KBS2, 2016), where Lee Yeong/Crown Prince Hyomyeong failed to find his “dancer” at a feast, and Kim Yun-seong stalls the Crown Prince.

Also seen in The Fugitive of Joseon/Mandate of Heaven/Heaven’s Will (천명 : 조선판 도망자 이야기) (KBS2, 2013).

Jangbokmun [장복문/長福門]

It is here that Hong Ra-on (Kim You-jung) is slapped by Queen Kim (Han Soo-yeon) in episode 3 of Moonlight Drawn by Clouds/Love in the Moonlight (구르미 그린 달빛) (KBS2, 2016).

Sinpungnu [신풍루/新豊樓]

As seen in My Sassy Girl (엽기적인 그녀) (SBS, 2017).

Yuyeotaek [유여택/維與宅]

As seen in Queen In-hyun’s Man /Queen and I (인현왕후의 남자) (tvN, 2012).

Palace grounds

This is introduced to Ra-on by Eunuch Jang (Lee Jun-hyeok) as “the Crown Prince’s palace” in episode 2 of Moonlight Drawn by Clouds/Love in the Moonlight (구르미 그린 달빛) (KBS2, 2016).

Young Jang-geum (Jo Jung-eun) undergoes training at the palace in episodes 3 and 4 of Jewel in the Palace / Dae Jang Geum (대장금) (MBC, 2003-2004). Additionally, the cooking competition in episode 8 takes place here.

Also seen in Saimdang, the Herstory/Saimdang, Light’s Diary/Saimdang, Memoir of Colors (사임당, 빛의 일기) (SBS, 2017); Lucky Romance (운빨로맨스) (MBC, 2016); Jang Ok-Jung/Jang Ok Jung, Living by Love (장옥정, 사랑에 살다) (SBS, 2013); Rooftop Prince/Attic Prince (옥탑방 왕세자) (SBS, 2012); The Moon that Embraces the Sun /Moon Embracing the Sun (해를 품은 달) (MBC, 2012); Jeon Woo-chi (전우치) (KBS, 2012); Insu, The Queen Mother (인수대비) (JTBC, 2011-12); The Princess’ Man (공주의 남자) (KBS2, 2011); Deep Rooted Tree/Tree With Deep Roots (뿌리 깊은 나무) (SBS, 2011); Dong Yi (동이) (MBC, 2010); Yi San / Lee San, Wind of the Palace (이산) (MBC, 2007-08); The King and I (왕과 나) (SBS, 2007-08).

Teaser Filmed Here

— Park Bo-gum’s ‘Bombastic!’ dance for a Moonlight Drawn By Clouds/Love in the Moonlight (구르미 그린 달빛) (KBS2, 2016) teaser was filmed just in front of Jungyangmun (중양문), with Bongsudang Hall in the rear.

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Hwaseong Haenggung Palace [화성행궁], which translates to ‘detached palace’, is a palace located within Suwon Hwaseong Fortress [수원 화성]. It served as the secondary palace for the royal family — so much so that it was called an extension of Gyeongbokgung Palace [경복궁], the main palace of the Joseon Dynasty. It was built in 1789 (and expanded from 1794 to 1796) during rule of King Jeongjo of Joseon (정조) to establish Suwon as a new county and for the royal family to stay when making trips out of capital. King Jeongjo also visited here regularly when mourning his late son Crown Prince Sado.

The palace was in large parts destroyed during the Japanese colonial rule, but was restored and repaired through work that started in the mid-1990s. In October 2003, it was opened to the public.

Hwaseong Haenggung was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997 and was designated Historic Site No. 478 on June 8 2007. In 2019, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism –announced through the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO)– selected Hwaseong Fortress as one of the ‘100 Must-Visit Spots in Korea’ for 2019-2020.

The palace is located in Suwon’s neighborhood Namchang [Namchang-dong/남창동] –part of its administrative neighborhood Haenggung [Haenggung-dong/행궁동]— in the Paldal District [Paldal-gu/팔달구].

Address
825 Jeongjo-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
경기도 수원시 팔달구 정조로 825
(남창동)
Geolocation: 37.281892, 127.014021
Geolocation of Moonlight Drawn By Clouds E3: 37.281924, 127.013415

Getting here
Suwon Station [수원역], Gyeongbu HSR/Seoul Subway Line 1/Bundang Line, Exit 9
(8 mins. by bus, then 5 mins. on foot)

From Suwon Station, take buses 60, 66, 660, or 7-2 and get off at Hwaseong Haenggung.

— submitted by Marion & Mich KDL, with additional details from Lr

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  1. error

    Hi, found an error:

    King Jeongjo also visited here regularly when mourning his late father Crown Prince Sado, whose tomb he transferred to its current location in 1789 (originally buried at Mt. Baebongsan, Yangju; modern-day Dongdaemun District, Seoul)

    little history on royal tombs:
    1. Crown Prince’s tombs were called “won” (원), while King’s tombs were “reung/neung” (릉/능)
    2. Crown Prince Sado’s tomb was first called Yeong’uwon (영우원)
    3. following the 1789 transfer, King Jeongjo upgraded the name to Hyeollyung’won (현륭원)
    4. following Gojong’s ascension to the throne (his 2 predecessors died heirless), Gojong filially honored his step-family (he was adopted as Crown Prince Hyomyeong’s son) thru many posthumous title upgrades: among them, Jeongjo’s parents became King Jangjong (장종대왕) & Queen Heon’gyeong (헌경왕후, died in 1815 & entombed beside herher husband), hence their tomb complex was upgraded and became Yungneung (융릉)

    1. Hi Lr, I rather read this as an addition to what we wrote than an actual error we made. 😉
      Anyhow, thank you for this and also the short history on royal tombs.

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