Currently aired by SBS broadcasting station, one of the hit series this winter: The Legend of the Blue Sea (푸른바다의 전설) keeps getting interest from viewers due to it’s charming casts and story line.
The series is lead by Lee Min Ho as Kim Dam Ryeong / Heo Joon Jae and Jun Ji Hyun as Se Hwa / Shim Cheong. It is also starred by many popular acts such as Park Jin Young, Shin Eun Soo, Shin Hye Sun, Lee Hee Joon, Shin Won Ho, Sung Dong Il, Moon So Ri, Lee Ji Hoon, Hwang Shin Hae and more.
If anyone wonders, this is a story about how can a mermaid from the Joseon era survive in modern society directed by Jin Hyuk and inspired by a historical tale about a mermaid contained in a short story anthology known as “Eou Yadam” by Joseon-era scholar Yu Mong In. It is also a special drama as it marks the last acting role for main cast Lee Min Ho before he enters two-year military service and also the first acting role for Jun Ji Hyun after giving birth to her first child!
Filmed with great background and plots, beautiful filming scenes can not be forgotten too as it gains huge popularity among viewers and netizens. Do you want to feel or be like Lee Min Ho or Jun Ji Hyun? Let’s find out the beautiful filming areas and immerse ourselves into it’s beauty!
1. Maze Land, Jeju (제주 메이즈랜드)
The thrilling scene started from where Heo Joon Jae was hypnotized, captured and Shim Chung trailed them on a bike. As they were escaping, they entered a maze. While the scene is really thrilling, we can also see Heo Joon Jae panicked a little and surprised as Shim Chung led him out of the maze. This chase in the maze turns out to be a little romantic don’t you think so?
The Maze Land is a themed park with the world’s longest stone maze, measuring roughly 5.3km in total length. The beautiful scenery suits the beauty of Jun Ji Hyun as a mermaid in the drama! In addition to that, this place is also a popular place for filming various variety shows including Running Man.
Location: 2134-47, Bijarim-ro, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
2. Daemyung Vivaldi Park Ski World (대명 비발디파크)
One of the most romantic and filled with bits of cuteness between Heo Joon Jae and Shim Chung is the ski scene. From the drama we can see the hero fall into the beauty of the beautiful mermaid as she appears like a model when wearing the ski outfit. It is also hard to not notice ho he gets jealous when Shim Chung attracts stares!
The beautiful and romantic ski scenes were taken in Daemyung Vivaldi Park Ski World that allows one-day skiing experience. Nigh time skiing especially attracts ski lovers and also couples to experience the beauty of this sparkly white place.
Location: 262, Hanchigol-gil, Seo-myeon, Hongcheon-gun, Gangwon-do
3. Shinsegae Department Store, Myeongdong (명동 신세계백화점)
Another scene that could never be forgotten is where Heo Joon Jae brings Shim Chan to the mall and told her to wait for him. It is particularly romantic and amusing to see the confused look of the mermaid when experiencing the extravagant place and innocently waiting for her man ^_*
Viewers can easily go to the mall as it is located strategically in Myeondong, the heart of Seoul. Shinsegae Department Store is a luxurious premium shopping venue which is a combination of both premium and urban-style.
Location: Sogongno63, Jung-gu, Seoul
4. Hanhwa Aqua Planet, Yeosu (여수 아쿠아플라넷)
The heartwarming scene where Heo Joon Jae runs back into the aquarium as he realizes that his mystery girl from Spain is the mermaid in the tank. It is a beautiful yet sad scene where the couple stop in their tracks at the sight of each other with tear-filled eyes. As Heo Joon Jae asked for her name, it is a cute representation when she said a “good person” told her not to tell her name to stranger. What an interesting scene!
The scene is filmed in Hanhwa Aqua Planet Yeosu where it is the second largest aquarium in Korea. Mainly popular for couples as a romantic dating spot, but the aquarium offers a lot more such as Aqua Fantasy Show, Raccoon Ecology Presentation, Penguin Ecology Presentation, and even Piranha Ecology Presentation.
Location: 61-11, Odongdo-ro, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do
5. Starfield Hanam (하남 스타필드)
Right in the first episode, where Heo Joon Jae bring the mermaid into a mall, she is literally spooked and frightened by the moving steps of the escalator. Romantically, the hero picks her up Cinderella-like and goes all the way to the shoe section. Who doesn’t want a romantic situation like this?!
You can go to Starfield Hanam to feel like the our main casts in the drama. Starfield Hanam is the country’s biggest multiplex mall and the first of its kind in Korea to offer a truly Western-style mall experience.
Location: 750, Misa-daero, Hanam-si, Gyeonggi-do
6. Pocheon Art Valley (포천 아트밸리)
“We’ll meet again when wish lanterns float” – This is the scene where the story first takes place at a small shore village of the Joseon period, where mermaid Se Hwa is captured by humans after being caught in stormy waves. Dam Ryeong comes to the rescue, allowing Se Hwa to return back to the sea. They continue to see each other afterwards, and it is releaved that they had known each other since childhood.
Pocheon Art Valley is the nation’s first shared culture and art complex in 2009. It is very popular as over 1,000,000 people have visited the valley and various programs such as a planned exhibition, weekend performance, planned performance and others are prepared for visitors. Viewers who would like to experience the classic romantic scenes can come and visit this place!
Location: 234, Artvalley-ro, Sinbuk-myeon, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
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