Did you enjoy watching My Love From Another Star which has finished last week? Because of the huge popularity of the drama, there are many tourists who have decided to visit Korea to see the drama’s shoot sites. In China, the drama made a great hit. It is heard that the number of plying the drama is over a billion. So I want to introduce some shooting places of the drama for you guys who are thinking of visiting Korea.

1. Songdo International City

Songdo embodies the future of Incheon. Built on reclaimed land, Songdo offers a number of attractions. A trip to Songdo can start at Central Park, a natural oasis in the city. Because of its proximity to the sea, the manmade waterway is filled with sea water, and water taxis travel through the park. Close by are a lawn and a promenade along a field of reeds. Nearby, there are many futuristic-looking buildings, creating a harmonious combination of technology and the natural environment.

Not only My Love From Another Star, but also The Winter, The Wind Blows, Answer Me 1994 and GD’s CF etc.


2. Incheon National University Songdo Campus

My Love From Another Star was filmed from November in 2013 to February 2014 in Incheon University Songdo Campus. In the drama, there was class rooms and whole view of the university. The scenes that Do Min Joon gave lectures, Cheon Song Yi special documentary, Zero Point Song Yi and where Hwi Kyung recognized his brother’s secret, and Mr. Jang told the truth that Do Min Joon seemed to be dying.

The university sees great results from promoting their name globally, not just locally. So Incheon National University has a plan to develop and run a campus tour included the drama’s main shooting places. And they are also considering installing photo zones and running on-off line events for the university PR.

3. Haklim Café

도민준이 400년 넘게 산 ‘도할배’라는 걸 느낄 수 있는 순간은 지금 세대의 사람들이라면 도통 이해하기 힘든 ‘옛날 욕’을 할 때다. 그런데 하나 더 있다. 극중에서 자신의 유일한 친구인 장변호사(김창완)와 함께 예스러운 분위기 물씬 풍기는 다방에 앉아 이야기를 나눌 때다. 한눈에 봐도 켜켜이 쌓인 시간이 만들어낸 무게가 만만치 않아 보이는 이곳은 대학로에 위치한 학림다방이다.

1956년에 문을 열어 아직까지 다방의 모습을 유지하고 있다. 입구로 들어서기 전 이 공간에 관해 써 놓은 문구가 눈에 띈다.소프트웨어는 변했겠지만 하드웨어, 학림의 모습은 옛날 그대로니 그 시절을 경험하지 못한 이들에게는 새로운 경험을, 과거를 기억하는 이들에게는 향수를 선물한다. 학림다방에서 가장 자신다운 모습으로 있을 수 있었던 민준은 이곳에서 지구를 떠나는 미래에 대해서만 이야기했다. 하지만 송이를 만난 후부터 민준은 현재의 일을 말한다. 그의 과거와 현재, 미래가 동시에 그려지는 공간이 이곳이라는 점은 참으로 흥미롭다. 혹시, ‘별에서 온 그대’를 보고 학림다방을 찾는 이가 있다면 마지막으로 알려줄 것이 있다. 복층 구조인 이곳의 2층은 꽤 인기가 많아 평일 한가한 시간에 가야 자리를 차지할 수 있다는 것. 그리고 푸딩처럼 몰캉몰캉한 블루베리 크림치즈케이크를 꼭 먹어 봐야 한다는 것.

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4. Tongdo Fantasia – Episode 6

Tongdo Fantasia is located in Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do Province, which shares borders with Milyang, Ulsan and Busan. This makes the amusement park very accessible by any means of transportation. Tongdo Fantasia operates Tongdo Country Club as well, and nearby Tongdosa Temple is also available for visitors who want to look around the local historic sites. The amusement park, the biggest theme park in Gyeongsangnam-do Province sitting at the foot of Mt. Yeongchwisan, has over 30 amusement facilities, a large-scale swimming pool, a natural lake, a plaza available for holding various events and a large-scale outdoor theatre, all offering various activities and events.

68, Tongdo 7-gil, Habuk-myeon, Yangsan-si, Gyeongsangnam-do

5. N Seoul Tower (Nam San Tower) – Episode 16

“You know the spinning restaurant at Namsan Tower ?, I want to eat dinner there with the night view. And there’s a place for locks there. I want to make a wish, and leave a love lock.”

In episode 16 of My Love From Another Star, Cheon Song Yi read this line to Do Min Joon. N Seoul Tower where was one of the shooting places where Cheon Song Yi and Do Min Joon were dating are crowed with tourists by the popularity of the drama. That place floats as the hot date course for couples again after the drama aired. That Wish – lock date and the romantic restaurant is introduced as a multipack.

And, N restaurant sells the course meal titled ‘Star confession stake’ recommended by Cheon Song Yi and Do Min Joon. Many bloggers upload reviews that they visit the shooting place of My Love From Another Star.

105, Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

6. Petite France – Episode 15

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In episode 15 of My Love From Another Star, Do Min Joon turned on lights of the Petite France by his supernatural power, and told his love towards Cheon Song Yi.

The concept of Petite France encapsulates ‘flowers, stars, and the Little Prince.’ The village contains a memorial hall dedicated to Saint-Exupery, the author of the celebrated French novel, Le Petit Prince (1943) and as such it is called the Little Prince theme park. It also has a gallery displaying sculptures and paintings of le coq gaulois (the Gallic rooster), the national symbol of France; Orgel House where a 200-year-old music box plays a sweet melody; a shop that sells herbal and aromatic products; a souvenir shop; and many other locales where you can experience French culture. The village can accommodate up to 200 visitors with 34 guest rooms that hold four to ten people each.

To provide the romantic date in the drama to tourists, Petite France has expended their operating time to 8p.m for the first time. They help people appreciate stars in night sky by turning all the lights in Petite Prance every 6:55 p.m. And then, one hundred lights which has recently installed make a different mood by turning on at once on 7 p.m.


7..Camellia Jangsado Sea Park – Episode 19

“Where are we? Is this your planet?’

In episode 19 of the My Love From Another Star, Cheon Song Yi and Do Min Joon enjoyed their date in a quiet place. Cheon Song Yi collapsed because of the poisoned wine that Lee Jae Kyung sent to her. Do Min Joon saved her life, and Cheon Song Yi asked him to take her to somewhere without people to avoid reporters. So Do Min Joon and Cheon Song Yi went to a park filled with camellia flowers, and had their happy moments.

After the episode aired, the place that Cheon-Do couple visited is drawing people’s attention. The place is Jangsado Sea Park located in Tong Young. In early spring, camellia flowers bloom, and it looks like a burning island with red flowers. This sea park is also designated as one part of Hallyeohaesang National Park.

Hansan-myeon, Sanyang-eup, Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do