Descendants of the Sun fans – here are the filming locations in Korea and Greece you can visit

Jul 31, 2017

Take a trip down to the places where the on-screen couple filmed their most iconic scenes in the K-drama of the moment.

Korean hit drama Descendants of the Sun may have concluded on April 14, but the fever has not – fans in Singapore can still watch the entire series on Viu.

Starting September 2016, passengers on Singapore Airlines will be able to catch the series on KrisWorld, the inflight entertainment system, as well.

Fans have been so bowled over by the lead actor’s charm that Song’s personal life has been turned upside town. He told reporters during a recent interview that his house was broken into and photos of his ex-girlfriend were being circulated online.

So here’s a tip to all starstruck fans out there. Instead of badgering Song, why not take a trip down to the places where the on-screen couple filmed their most iconic scenes?

After all, what’s on an ardent fan’s bucketlist if not to re-enact favourite scenes at the place where it all happened?

Taekbaek Hanbo coal mine

The abandoned coal mine in Taekbaek City, Gangwon Province, South Korea, was where scenes of the soldiers’ military camp in fictional country Urk was filmed.

Since filming wrapped up, the set has been removed to fans’ disappointment. However, according to Korea Times, the city is in talks with the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) to rebuild the set.

“The film set should be created as a sustainable tourist destination rather than a one-time location,” KTO CEO Jung Chang-soo said. “The site should be connected with other regional tourist products for the long run.”

Korea Times added that the proposal was supported by the country’s president Park Geun-hye, who said that the drama provided an opportunity for the nation to promote its culture to the world.

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Zakynthos shipwreck

This is perhaps the most iconic location in the drama, where viewers watched the relationship between the lead characters blossom.

The hidden beach known as Agios Georgios in Greece, is now more popularly known as Zakynthos shipwreck for the washed-up wreck on its shores.

The ship had sunk while transporting contraband cigarettes in 1983 and has since been washed ashore and fallen into neglect.

Bounded by towering cliffs, the beach can be reached by sailing from Porto Vromi or base-jumping off the ledges. The 200m jump point is a hit with base-jumpers who flock to the platform for the astounding views below.

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