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Korean Drama ‘Twenty Five, Twenty One’ Filming Locations

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The new Korean drama ‘Twenty Five, Twenty One’ is giving us another trip because of their filming locations. So let me share with you where they filmed the said Korean drama.

The new tvN series Twenty Five, Twenty One [스물다섯 스물하나] is the new apple of the eye of many viewers around the world as it gives a new and refreshing storyline way back in the ’90s.

photo source: tvN

The said drama is starred by Nam Joo-hyuk (from Start-Up and Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo) and Kim Tae-ri (from Mr. Sunshine and Space Sweepers). Twenty Five, Twenty One tells the story of a student (Kim Tae-ri as Na Hee-do) who loves fencing but due to IMF, her dream was taken away. As she was desperate and believes in herself she finds a way to keep her long dream. Along the way, he met Baek Yi Jin (Nam Joo-hyuk), a guy who came from a wealthy family but later lost everything due to IMF. The two meet when they were 22 and 21 and fall in love when they turn 25 and 21.

Twenty Five, Twenty One is now on its fourth episode so there will be more exciting scenes to wait but before that let me share with you some details about the filming locations of the said drama.

I know you’ve been waiting for this!

Twenty Five, Twenty One Filming Locations

Jeollabuk-do

Na Hee-do’s House

Na Hee-do (Kim Tae-ri)’s house is actually located in Jeollabukdo, known as Jeonbuk or North Jeolla province in the southwest of the Korean Peninsula. A 2 hour travel time from Yongsan station by KTX.

Address: 5-19 Omokdae-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do
(전북 전주시 완산구 오목대길 5-19)
How to get here: Take the KTX from Yongsan Station going to Jeonju Station. Walkabout 351 meters going to 전구역첫마중길 and get off to Dongbu Traditional Market. You can take a taxi going to Na Hee-do’s house to walk for about 16 minutes.

Hanbyeokgul Tunnel [한벽굴 | 한옥마을 둘레길 (숨길)]
photo source: tvN

The tunnel is near Na Hee-do’s house and it is called Hanbyeokgul or One Wall Tunnel in English. A horseshoe-shaped tunnel was constructed during the Japanese colonial period from 1929 to 1931. These days is currently used as a road leading to Hanbyeokdang, the Jeonju Natural Ecology Museum, and the nearby Seungam Village.

Address: 7-2 Mt., Gyo-dong, Wansan-gu Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do

Comic Rental Bookstore

Unlike the comic bookstore from True Beauty which is a fashion shop, this one from Twenty Five, Twenty One is real.

Address: 67, Seohak 3-gil, Wansan-gu Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do

Seoul

Seoul City Wall [Bukjeong Village, Seongbuk-dong]

When I saw this place in the drama I knew where it is right away because I’d been here. It’s been 2020 when I was doing my GSM mission when I visited Bukjeong Village. The houses are low-rises but they were located at the top of the hill.

It is the Seoul City Wall located in Seongbuk-dong which runs 18.6 km along Baegaksan, Naksan, Namsan, and Inwangsan. Visitors can experience history and culture as it passes Korea’s historic sites including Sungnyemun (known as Namdaemun Gate), Heunginjimun (Dongdaemun Gate), Sukjeongmun (called the north gate), and Donuimun (known as Seodaemun or West Gate).

Address: 132-3, Seongbuk-ro 23-gil, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul
How to get here: Hansung University Station (Line 4), Exit 6
→ Option 1: Take bus 1111 or 2112 and get off at Seoul Dawon School/Site of Han Yong-un
→ Option 2: ” take village bus Seongbuk 03 and get off at the Senior Citizens’ Center.

Marronnier Park

In episode 8, Injeolmi(Yu-rim) and Rider37 (Hee-do) decided to meet at this park for their first meeting as chat mates. The yellow rose was their symbol to easily identify each other but Yu-rim first saw Hee-do coming with the flower. So she gave the flower to Yi-jin and run away.

Marronnier Park is an open park near Daehakro and Hyehwa Station. It serves as a playground and outdoor stage for many events.

Address: 10-510 104, Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
How to get here: Hyehwa Station (Subway Line 4) Exit 2 (5 mins on foot)

Gyeonggi-do

Suwon Hwaseong Fortress [수원 화성]

In episodes 3, 5, and 16 of the drama the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress – Paldalsan was featured. The bus stop actually does not exist in real life. This was also the place where Bae Yi-jin tied Na Hee-do’s shoelace. Aside from Twenty-Five Twenty One, Paldalsan was also featured in the dramas like Itaewon Class and I’ve Been There Once.

Suwon Hwaseong Fortress is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites which was built during the Joseon dynasty. In 2021- 2022, it is one of the ‘100 Must-Visit Spots in Korea‘.

Address: 320-2 Yeonghwa-dong, Jangan-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
How to get here: Suwon Station (Gyeongbu HSR/Seoul Subway Line 1/Bundang Line), Exit 9 (8 minutes by bus then 5 minutes by foot)

Gangwon-do

Geumjin Beach

The beach featured in episode 11 where Na Hee-do and her friends took a group photo is Geumjin beach. It is located in Gangneung, Gangwon-do.

Geumjin Beach is located on the east coast of Korea which has quieter and more comfortable vibes. It has a 900 meter long and 63,000 square meters white sandy beach which is really perfect for vacation.

Address: Geumjin-ri Okgye-myeon, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do

Sampo Beach

Baek Yi-jin takes Na Hee-do and her friends on a trip to this beach in episode 10. He also filmed some of their happy moments to include in the fencing documentary of Na Hee-do and Go Yu-rim.

Sampo Beach is located in Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do opened in 1977. The sandy white beach has 800 meters long and 75 meters wide. It is also famous for its beautiful scenery of pine trees and wildflowers.

Address: Sampo-ri Jugwang-myeon, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do

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I know a lot of fans are hoping to visit the filming locations of Twenty Five, Twenty One one day so I made a list and will update it again. Thanks for reading!

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14 Replies to “Korean Drama ‘Twenty Five, Twenty One’ Filming Locations”

  1. I am no longer updated with Korean drama so this is the first time for me to know about this. But Nam Joo-hyuk! He is an eye candy from the first time I saw him in Weightlifting Fairy. Ang gwapo at ang ganda ng katawan!

  2. One thing that makes K-drama more popular is when they make sure that filming locations are easily accessible to reach by their fans. This makes K-drama more relatable and engaging.
    I wanna visit South Korea soon!

  3. Di ko pa pinapanuod yung Twenty Five Twenty One kasi on-going pa siya. Pero for sure kapag pinanuod ko ito babalikan ko yung post mo para ilista yung mga filming sites.

  4. Would love to know the location of the beach Yi-Jin is walking with his mom on episode 6 after they left the internet cafe. It’s amazingly beautiful!

    1. Hi! It was in Hajodae Beach at Yangyang. I will update the list this weekend. But you can also check my facebook page Wander with Jin for the other FL locations of Twenty Five Twenty One.

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