The KBS 2TV drama “Sungkyunkwan Scandal,” which had created new buzzwords that revealed its huge popularity such as “Sungkyunkwan Scandal addict,” ”Geol Oh-sick,” and “Joong Ki-hollic,” had attracted viewers’ interest not only with the popularity of its cast members, but also with the popularity of the filming location where the beautiful scenery of the seasons was on obvious display.
The Sungkyunkwan had been the setting for the drama, so the production team had filmed the drama in various distant locations including Young Am, Naju, Jeonju, and Mungyong in Jeollanam-do to put on display the beautiful scenery of Hyang Gyo, the Confucian temple and school that taught local students in the Joseon Dynasty period. Look at the stills of the filming location of “Sungkyunkwan Scandal,” which has become a popular topic along with the popularity of the drama.
# Hanok Village & Hyang Gyo in Jeonju
▲ The place where the students of Sungkyunkwan received lessons from their teacher Jeong Yak Yong (An Nae Sang) and the picturesque place where Sun Joon and Yoon Hee began to have a romance while preparing for the “Daesarae” event (the archery competition) had been filmed in Hyang Gyo located in Jeonju. In addition, the ginkgo tree where Jae Shin (Yoo Ah In) used to take a break alone was also located in Hyang Gyo. Hanok Village in Jeonju consisted of around 80 traditional houses, and this place has already been well-known as a famous tourist attraction, and it has reportedly attracted even more tourists as “Sungkyunkwan Scandal” was filmed here.
# Fresh picnic place, Wolchulsan mountain in Jeollanam-do
▲ After the 16th episode, in which all the students went out for a picnic to Wolchulsan mountain, had been aired, many viewers requested information about the filming location where the colorful autumn leaves and beautiful scenery had enraptured viewers’ eyes.
# Daesarae setting in Hyang Gyo in Young Am
▲ The archery competition featuring extreme tension, “Daesarae,” which had been aired in the 6th and 7th episodes, had been filmed in Young Am Hyang Gyo in Jeollanam-do. A part of the set for the “Daesarae” had been left behind so people who visited Hyang Gyo could relive the exciting moment of the drama.
# Hyang Gyo in Naju & Korean Folk Village
▲ The dormitory of Sungkyunkwan that students named Cheong Jae had been filmed in Naju Hyang Gyo, and the Korean Folk Village — the most frequently used filming location for historical dramas — also became one of the shooting locations.
People could enjoy watching both lively characters in the drama and the beautiful filming locations in Korea while watching the drama. All production staff members and cast members had traveled long distances to film the most beautiful scenery of each location, so viewers could enjoy the drama even more thanks to their hard work. “Sungkyunkwan Scandal” was finished due to many people’s encouragement and its huge popularity.
Writer: KBSi Jin Young-ju
Resource: YTREE Media
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