Have you ever gotten lost in Seoul and other parts of Korea while trying to hunt down a celebrity-spotting place or your favorite drama’s filming locations only to give up in despair after losing your way? Due to Korea’s administrative address system, with only an address in hand, even the locals may get lost in their home country, let alone foreigners.
littlemisshoo, an avid KDrama and KPop fan from Singapore, has recently published a guidebook “Travel to Korea in KPop/KDrama Style.” The handy guide record even the minute details of the opening hours and phone numbers, besides providing explicit information on how to get there. Let’s take a peep into the book and see what it has to offer:
Greatest Love, 49 Days, Bachelor’s Vegetables Shop
I watched “Greatest Love” starring Cha Seung Won and Gong Hyo Jin but wow, I didn’t know that the house “Dokko Jin” lives in is actually a museum! The book also offer interesting little-known facts such as “49 Days” and “Bachelor’s Vegetables Shop” filming at the bridge near there.
King of Baking, Kim Tak Goo
A drama that ended with one of the highest ratings (50.8% nationwide, TNS Media), fans need not rely on expensive taxi rides to get to their desired destinations. Simply follow the instructions and you can get there with much ease.
Secret Garden – Foam Kiss
Voted as one of the most memorable kiss scenes in Dramas, fans of “Secret Garden” would love to visit the Green House where the foam kiss was shot.
Other features include Kona Beans (mothers of Super Junior’s Leeteuk, Sungmin and Kyuhyun), Kyo Chon (Shinhwa, Super Junior), Jaksal Chicken (Kim Hyun Joong), Yeolbong (Se7en), Black’s Smith (Song Seung Heon) and more.
Don’t miss out on this book if you wish to check out the houses and filming locations in “Secret Garden”, “Flower Boy Ramen Shop”, “City Hunter”, “49 Days”, “Scent of a Woman“, “Marry Me Mary” and more! If you are an avid variety show viewer, then you must certainly visit the dating places of Khuntoria, Goguma and Dimple couples, and filming sites of “Running Man“. This book is a must-have especially if you are flying to Korea for the very first time!
Directions are grouped by locations so it also helps you to plan an itinerary more efficiently, allowing you to visit more places in the vicinity, saving time on going back again just because you didn’t know any better. This book is supported by Korea Tourism Organization.
“Travel to Korea in KPop/KDrama Style” retails at SGD25 and is distributed by Qing’s Media. It is currently available at Books Kinokuniya (Singapore and Malaysia), HMV, Comics Connection and Shine Korea Supermart in Singapore. Plans are being made to make this little travel gem available worldwide via online sites. In the meantime, interested overseas fans can visit http://seoulyshopping.com for inquiries.
Soompi and Qing’s Media are giving away one book to a lucky Soompier. All you have to do is:
- Post a comment on this article letting us know why you want the book!
- To be eligible to win, you must be a registered member of Soompi. The contest ends on Wednesday, July 11, 5PM KST. Potential winner will be contacted on Soompi. If contacted, you MUST reply to us within 24 hours or forfeit your prize. You can enter as often as you want!