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The Raum
564 Eonju-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
(서울시 강남구 언주로 564)
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The first big kiss happened after the auction scenes where the Gae Ddoong cup drawn by Miyoung (Jang Nara) was sold for 30million won to Lee Geon (Jang Hyuk).
And it happened at The Raum.

The Raum is an events hall located in the heart of Gangnam District.
Due to its elegance and timeless beauty, it exudes this romantic and solemn feel perfect for weddings.
No wonder it is one of the most popular wedding halls in the city.
Big weddings in South Korea were held here, including the most recent to shock my world: Lee Sungmin's wedding. HAHAHA

For more pictures of the place, you can visit this blog.


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COFFEE TERIOR

50 Jinheung-ro, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul
서울 은평구 진흥로 50



Thanks to Roommate Season 2, the popularity of Heo Youngji of KARA doubled.
I, myself, admit that I didn't know her until she got into the Korean variety show and I'm seriously glad that I got to know her because she's definitely one adorable soul who lights up even the darkest corners with her really, really contagious laugh. ^^

And I love how she's so childlike yet matured, especially when she's with GOT7's Jackson.
(AND YES, I'M A JACKJI SHIPPER!)

Anyway, one friend on Twitter (@bernicemayopp) asked me if I could find Yeongji's parents' cafe. It's called the Coffee Terior. She sent me the photo above and behold, the directions to get there! :)

HOW TO GET TO 
KARA YOUNGJI'S COFFEE TERIOR?

1. The closest station is the Eungam Station (Brown Line). Use Exit 3.
Cross the street first before continuing with your walk because the other side's safer.
You see that pedestrian crossing near the arrow? Use that. ^^


2. Walk until you get to another pedestrian crossing which is just after a Y-junction.
Cross the street and go to the other side of the road.
Remember, you'd have to go the other street to get to Cafe Terior.




3. Now walk NORTHEAST until you get to the cafe.
It's gonna be quite a tiring walk but it's exciting because the area is beautiful.


4. Coffee Terior is in the block before the Seoul Seobu Police Station.
The establishment's on your right, in front of a bus stop. ^^


So that's it!
I don't assure 100% accuracy but believe me, I tried my best.
This is the coffee shop of the parents of Kara's Heo Yeongji and just like any other celeb-owned businesses, it is adorned with pictures of the cute maknae.

It's quite far from the subway station but forgive me, I'm a fan of walking so if I can, I'll do visit this once I get to travel to Seoul.



Hi Bernice, I hope I got it correct.
Don't forget to share this post, okay? :)




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Katakomb
11 Wausan-ro 17-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
(서울 마포구 와우산로17길 11)

This is by far one of the easiest places to locate.
I haven't been to any part of Seoul yet but at first look, I knew immediately that that scene where Lee Geon (Jang Hyuk) and Daniel Pitt (Choi Jinhyuk) had a subtle drinking competition was filmed here. I have ID-ed Katakomb Underground City for quite a few times already so it's not difficult.

This Hongdae bar indeed has a unique appearance which definitely amuses me to no end.
I love how lights adorn almost majority of the bar's walls. Even the arcs were illuminated.
However, no matter how Christmas-y the bar seems to me, the mysteriousness of the place was still highlighted because it does look like an underground hideout of some medieval organization.
It has this dungeon-feel which is kinda supported by the presence of skulls. (Check the curtains of it on the walls!) 
The leather seats were nice too. ^^

For more pictures of the bar, you can visit these blogs:


HOW TO GET THERE?

1. Find your way to the Sangsu Station (Brown Line) and get off the station via Exit 1 or 2.
Head towards the direction to Hongik University.

2. So you'll have to walk quite a distance until you get to the Hongdae Club Street proper.
You've got to look for that Starbucks Coffee Shop with a 7-11 Branch across it.

3. If you're coming from the station, there's gonna be a street before 7-11 and that's the Wausan-ro 17-gil. There's a street sign (the blue one) so you would know I'm telling the truth LOL. Just turn left and head straight. Katakomb is not that far so yeah, you'll easily find it. ^^












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CU Convenience Store
5 Bibong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울 종로구 비봉길 5

This isn't much. I can go on with my Fated to Love You Filming Locations well without this one.
But I can't.
I really can't.

The scene isn't much as well. It was that moment when Miyoung (Jang Nara) met her friend who have then just become a preschool storyteller. So yeah, it happened here.

While I may not be 100% sure about the accuracy of this location, I have this great instinct that this one is the same convenience store which was used by Park Shinhye and Kim Woobin in The Heirs.

And because of that, I had this another huge presumption that maybe there are more of the drama's filming locations nearby. ^^





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Dongdaemun Design Plaza
281 Ulji-ro Jung-gu, Seoul
(서울 중구 을지로 281)

Miyoung (Jang Nara) anonymously received an invitation to an art exhibition of a D. Pitt one day, not knowing that the artist was actually that man who she mistook as a priest in Gongseri Cathedral. This is also where Daniel Pitt (Choi Jinhyuk) managed to brew jealousy on Geon (Jang Hyuk) after hugging the latter's wife to check who he is actually.

So basically, the exhibition was filmed at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza. It is that amazing architectural piece built in the heart of Dongdaemun, just beside the top shopping malls in Seoul.
It features a rather futuristic design which I can blatantly compare to a UFO. Sorry not sorry, LOL.

If you're following this blog, you'll see that I've ID-ed the place quite a few times already.

DDP, as it is more popularly known, is actually a favorite filming location of many Korean dramas.
It is also one of the most famous tourist attractions in Seoul, being one of the main reasons why the city was declared as the World Design Capital on 2010 (source: Wikipedia).

There are so many Korean dramas, movies and variety shows that were filmed in this beautiful place. I'm looking forward to ID-ing more because definitely, the Dongdaemun Design Plaza is one of the must-visit places in my itinerary. My camera will surely have a feast on this place. :)

How to get there?

Just find your way to the Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station/동대문역사문화공원역 (Green Line) and use EXIT 1.





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The Venetian Hotel
Estrada da Baia de N. Senhora da Esperanca, s/n,, Macau, China

Now this might be an exception to my posts about Korean drama filming locations as this one is outside the country. It's in Macau, and is one of the most luxurious hotels in Asia and in the whole world.

It might be quite impossible to not know what this Macau hotel is but yes, this is The Venetian Hotel. It is an important filming site for Fated to Love You because this is where the 'accident' happened. This is where the main characters met and it was the best choice.

If you think this place is familiar, then you should all watch Boys Over Flowers. ^^

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Gongseri Cathedral
10 Gongseri Seongdang-gil, Inju-myeon, Ansan-si, Chungnam-do
(충남 아산시 인주면 공세리성당길 10)

So I've been doing a Korean drama marathon and chose to watch Fated to Love You the whole day and I swear I'm glad I took time to actually watch everything in one go. Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara are so adorable together and I'm really enjoying Choi Jinhyuk, my favorite eye candy, on my screen. ^^

Okay. So in the drama, Daniel Pitt (Choi Jinhyuk) is an orphan. I skipped the first episode shamelessly so my first scene of my eye candy is when he was talking to a nun. The scene was filmed at the Gongseri Cathedral in Chungnam.

The Gongseri Cathedral is a beautiful and charming cathedral in the province which is often a filming location for Korean dramas and movies. It is also a preferred wedding location of many Koreans because it provides a solemn and intimate atmosphere which is very much needed and favored during church weddings.

For more pictures of the cathedral, you can visit this blog.



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Cake Land
8 Dongho-ro 37-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
(서울 중구 동호로37길 8)

In Episode 13 of Legendary Witch, Moon Soo In (Han Jihye) decided to look for a job but was constantly turned down for various reasons. When she fetched Byeol from school, they saw a waffle truck from which our protagonist got an idea for a business. She brought this up during a 'family' meeting with the others and they found it interesting.

As they planned everything, she decided to go shopping for baking equipment with Nam Wooseok (Ha Seokjin). As the brand new facilities are so expensive, she asked where she could buy second-hand items. The store owner then told her about the Bangsan Market in Jung-gu which is basically known for the wide variety of good second-hand and cheap items.

As they went to Bangsan Market, they headed to Cake Land where they bought their materials.

I personally think this is a nice place especially since many Koreans love homemade bread. Expats or maybe even tourists may even enjoy doing their baking stuff with the materials they can buy from here. To be honest, this is one activity I wish to do when I finally get to travel to Seoul.

In terms of this drama, I think it's really nice to use this market as a Korean drama filming location. You see, I support vendors like this. That's why I don't often go to shopping malls. Hehe.

HOW TO GET THERE?

1. Find your way to Jongno 5-ga Station (종로5가역) in the Blue line. Get off via Exit 7.

2. Head straight as stated in the picture above. You're gonna cross the street twice as you're gonna pass by the famous Cheonggye Stream. Walk until you get to a seemingly subway exit which is actually the entrance to an underground shopping store.


3. Enter that narrow street behind the entrance. Just go straight ahead and you'll gonna see Cake Land on your left.




For an easier understanding, here's the map. Just click it to enlarge :)








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And You Wedding Hall
40 Nonhyeon-ro 132-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
(서울 강남구 논현로132길 40)

Yes indeed, the dreamy wedding ceremony of Jaerim and Soeun which was attended by almost all of the WGM production team was held in this beautiful and cozy wedding hall in Nonhyeon-dong. It is the And You Wedding Hall. Quite funny, the name, if you ask me, but it's a gorgeous place where people hold one of the most special events in their lives.

If I'm not mistaken, And You doesn't just take care of the venue. Like any other wedding halls in Korea, it offers a package wherein everything about the ceremony is taken care of. I think they do include the food, the flowers, the programme - majority of the preparation, they provide.

I guess this is what draws me entirely to the wedding culture in the country. The lavish preparations definitely makes the event stand out among the rest. Although as a Catholic, having a church ceremony is downright important, I think there's nothing wrong with doing it outside the house of God. I mean, as long as there's a priest to officiate, what's wrong? 

The beauty of And You can be seen through these pictures from Seulbi727.




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Atelier Aimee
2nd Flr (Maius) Building, Dosandae-ro 83-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
(서울 강남구 도산대로83길 마이우스빌딩 2층)

For the wedding, Jaerim and Soeun went to a dress shop to pick one that the bride would wear.
They went to Atelier Aimee in Gangnam.

Here are some pictures of the location:




Three pictures came from this site.


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