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20 K-Pop Filming Locations In Korea So You Can Visit To Recreate Your Fave MV

K-pop filming locations

The world of K-pop isn’t complete with music videos (MV) shot in impressive set-ups. While warehouses and themed rooms are common filming locations, not all K-pop MVs are shot on set. In fact, some of the most iconic K-pop MVs have been shot in locations that you can visit. Here are 20 K-pop filming locations that you can visit to recreate your bias’ MVs. 

1. Yongma Land

K-pop Filming Locations - B.A.P 1004 (Angel)
B.A.P’s 1004 (Angel).
Image adapted from: TSENT2008

Yongma Land is an abandoned amusement park in Yongmasan, Seoul. The park opened in 1983 and closed down in 2011. Through its years of operation, the rides did not change much. The major ‘80s vibes of the place made it a popular choice as a filming location for K-pop artistes. 

Though technically abandoned, the park still serves as an attraction for intrepid travellers. There are working vending machines, toilets, a mini gift shop, and a ticketing booth manned by the owner. You can even pay Yongma Land’s owner KRW30,000 (~USD23.08) to switch on the lights on the carousel ride.

K-pop Filming Locations - TWICE Like Ooh-Ahh
Image adapted from: JYP Entertainment

The carousel, which is popular not just as a backdrop for music videos but also as a photo spot, is particularly eye-catching when illuminated at night. 

K-pop Filming Locations - BEAST Ribbon
BEAST’s Ribbon.
Image adapted from: BEAST 비스트 (Official YouTube Channel)

TWICE’s LIKE OOH-AHH, Crayon Pop’s Bar Bar Bar, BEAST’s Ribbon, and B.A.P’s 1004 (Angel) featured Yongma land. Besides catchy K-pop ditties, the place has also made appearances in the MVs of Korean ballads such as Baek Ji-young’s Hate, Eric Nam & WENDY’s Spring Love, and EXO Xiumin’s A Glass of Soju

Admission: KRW10,000 (~USD7.69)/adult, KRW5,000 (~USD3.85)/child
Address: 118 Mangu-ro 70-gil, Jungnang-gu, Seoul

2. Old Cheongju Factory

K-pop Filming Locations - BTS Not Today
BTS’ Not Today.
Image adapted from: Big Hit Labels

The Old Cheongju Factory, which appears in BTS’ Not Today, Lay’s what U need?, and INFINITE’s The Eye, was once the largest tobacco manufacturing factory in Korea in the 1940s.

K-pop Filming Locations- LAY What U Need?
Lay’s what U need?
Image adapted from: SMTOWN

Before major renovations took place in 2018, BTS’ and Lay’s MVs were shot in the carpark of the factory, while INFINITE’s The Eye was shot both outside and inside the factory. 

K-pop Filming Locations - INFINITE The Eye
Image adapted from: woolliment

After undergoing renovations, the factory was converted into a cultural space and is now known as the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Cheongju. While the exterior looks different, the main structure of the building remains the same. 

Admission: Free
Address: 314 Sangdang-ro, Cheongwon-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do

3. Kyung Hee University

K-pop Filming Locations - JESSI Who Dat B
Jessi’s Who Dat B.
Image adapted from: Jessi

Kyung Hee University, a private university founded in 1949, has had parts of its Seoul campus in Dongdaemun featured in various K-pop MVs as a filming location.

K-pop Filming Locations - 2PM Promise (I'll Be)
2PM’s Promise (I’ll be).
Image adapted from: JYP Entertainment

K-pop Filming Locations - APINK Only One
Apink’s Only One.
Image adapted from: 1theK (원더케이)

Jessi, 2PM, and Apink have all taken to the roof of Kyung Hee University’s Central Library to capture picturesque sky-high shots in their MVs. While you can’t access the rooftops like the idols, you can still take pictures on the ground level and capture the campus’ unique gothic-style architecture. 

K-pop Filming Locations - Blackpink As If Its Your Last
Image adapted from: BLACKPINK

The Amphitheatre was featured in BLACKPINK’s AS IF IT’S YOUR LAST. Although you won’t get to see the Greek-style column lit up in pink, the neo-classic structure is stunning enough on its own for your OOTDs.

Address: 26 Kyunghee-daero, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul

4. Gimcheon Abandoned School Building

K-pop Filming Locations - STRAY KIDS Hellevator
Stray Kids’s Hellevator.
Image adapted from: JYP Entertainment

Originally constructed as the Gimcheon campus of Korea Health University. Sadly, construction halted during the IMF crisis in 1999, and the building has been abandoned ever since. That said, the building is a prominent filming spot for many K-pop artistes. 

K-pop Filming Locations - ONEUS To Be Or Not To Be
Image adapted from: ONEUS

This circular building in Gimcheon appears in more than 10 MVs, including Kim Lip’s Eclipse, VIXX’s The Closer, Stray Kids’ Hellavator, VICTON’s Mayday, and ONEUS’ TO BE OR NOT TO BE.

Address: 27-1 san, Ogyul-gil, Eomo-myeon, Gimcheon-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do

5. Common Ground

K-pop Filming Locations - SISTAR Shake It
Image adapted from: 1theK (원더케이)

Common Ground – South Korea’s 1st shopping complex made of shipping containers – is a cultural hub that combines shopping and the arts into one space. The premises comprises 200 shipping containers, landing it the title of the largest shipping container shopping mall in the world. 

SISTAR took the opportunity to film their MV for SHAKE IT at Common Ground back in 2015, when the mall first opened.

While you won’t be able to snap photos with SISTAR’s pink leopard print fire truck, you can still look forward to the bright blue shipping containers, which will make a good background for photographs. 

Address: 200 Achasan-ro, Jayang 4(sa)-dong, Gwangjin-gu

6. ChangeUp Campus (CUC)

K-pop Filming Locations - TOPSECRET Mind Control
Image adapted from: 1theK (원더케이)

ChangeUp Campus (CUC) was formerly known as Gyeongggi English Village when it was first established in 2006. The place was designed to look like Europe and built to teach Korean children English without having to send them abroad. 

K-pop Filming Locations - BTS War Of Hormone
BTS’ War of Hormone.
Image adapted from: Big Hit Labels

The village was featured in various K-pop MVs such as K.Will’s Day 1, Super Junior’s Magic, EXO’s Miracles in December, BTS’ War of Hormone, TWICE’s CHEER UP, and TOPSECRET’s MIND CONTROL.  

K-pop Filming Locations - EXO Miracles In December
EXO’s Miracles in December.
Image adapted from: SMTOWN

Admission: KRW3,000 (~USD2.31) on weekdays, KRW5,000 (~USD3.85) on weekends
Address: 40, Eoreumsil-ro, Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do

7. Neungnae Tunnel

K-pop Filming Locations - BIGBANG Bang Bang Bang
Image adapted from: BIGBANG

Tunnels may not be the most exciting, but that’s not the case with Neungnae Tunnel. This particular tunnel was chosen by BIGBANG, MONSTA X, and BTS for its shiny tiled walls that beautifully reflect light.  

K-pop Filming Locations - MONSTA X Dramarama & BTS Run
Image adapted from: starshipTV, Big Hit Labels

Though you can visit the tunnel to take hypebeast shots, but aware that cars do pass through the tunnel, so be extra careful when you do so. 

Address: 951 Sanbon-dong, Gunpo-si, Gyeonggi-do

8. Basketball court in Gangnam

K-pop Filming Locations - CLC I Like It Performance Video
CLC’s I Like It Performance Video.
Image adapted from: United CUBE (CUBE Entertainment Official YouTube Channel)

Basketball courts are popular with K-pop idols who want to pull off a youthful, sporty concept. This particular blue-and-yellow basketball court in Gangnam was seen in The Unit’s Blooming: Always MV and MXM’s I’m The One MV. 

K-pop Filming Locations - The Unit Blooming Always
The Unit’s Blooming: Always.
Image adapted from: KBS World

Idol groups such as CLC and KARD have also chosen the same basketball court for the choreography versions of their songs. 

Address: 42 Neungdong-ro, Jayang-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Gangnam-gu

9. Laundry Pizza 

K-pop Filming Locations - UP10TION White Night
UP10TION’s White Night.
Image adapted from: UP10TION

Laundry Pizza is a pizzeria meant to look like a retro laundromat and an American diner all rolled into one. UP10TION’s White Night and EXID’s L.I.E (DANCE ver.) were both shot at Laundry Pizza.

K-pop Filming Locations - EXID L.I.E
EXID’s L.I.E (DANCE ver.)
Image adapted from: EXID_OFFICIAL

In Henry’s I’m good MV, the place was even filled with rows of clothes to mimic a real laundromat. 

The pizzeria was also used as a photoshoot location by I.O.I, GOT7, A-PINK, SHINee’s Key, NCT 127, and BTS. Laundry Pizza is definitely a place to head to if you are an ardent K-pop fan who wants to capture the magic of your faves’s music videos. 

Address: 22 Bongeunsa-ro 4-gil, Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

10. Platform Changdong 61

K-pop Filming Locations - TWICE Signal
Image adapted from: JYP Entertainment

Platform Changdong 61 is a 3-storey container complex built in 2016, and the concept is similar to Common Ground’s. Both TWICE’s SIGNAL and KARD’s RUMOR (Hidden Ver.) were filmed at this container shopping complex.

K-pop Filming Locations - KARD Rumor
KARD’s RUMOR (Hidden Ver.).
Image adapted from: KARD

Apart from taking photos with these vibrant containers, you can also do some shopping at the sprawling mall comprising 61 shipping containers. 

Address: 1-9 Chang-dong, Dobong-gu, Seoul

11. Industrial building at Bongsu-daero

K-pop Filming Locations - UP10TION Attention
Image adapted from: UP10TION

The rooftop of the industrial building at Bonsu-daero is popular among idol groups because it allows for shots with 2 different backgrounds. The building is positioned between textile company SunStar’s retro-looking building and Jackfield Global Logistics Centre’s red-brick building. 

K-pop Filming Locations - VICTION Unbelievable
Image adapted from: VICTON 빅톤

Shots of the 2 backgrounds can be seen in SEVENTEEN’s Very Nice, UP10TION’s ATTENTION, VICTON’s UNBELIEVABLE, PENTAGON’s Critical Beauty and Like This, and Stray Kids’ I am YOU.

K-pop Filming Locations - ONEWE Regulus -
ONEWE’s Regulus.
Image adapted from: Stone Music Entertainment

Since access to the rooftop of the building is restricted, make do by snapping shots on ground level. It’s equally as stunning, as seen in VICTON’s UNBELIEVABLE MV. 

Video credit: 1theK (원더케이)

Address: 26 Bongsu-daero, Seo-gu, Incheon

12. Quarry in Chungbuk, Danyang

K-pop Filming Locations - BTS Not Today
BTS’ Not Today.
Image adapted from: Big Hit Labels

Danyang is located in Chungcheong Province. The nature-filled province, which is also known for the Juknokwon Bamboo Forest, gained attention international when one of the quarries located in Chungbuk was featured in BTS’ Not Today and NU’EST W’s WHERE YOU AT. 

K-pop Filming Locations - NUEST W Where You At
Image adapted from: NU’EST

BTS’ Not Today, which came out in 2017, was particularly breathtaking as the members danced on a makeshift stage right in front of the quarry, which was bathed in hues of purple and orange at sunset.

Video credit: HYBE LABELS

Address: Chungbuk, Danyang-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do

13. Abandoned apartment in Ichon

K-pop Filming Locations - BLOCK B Shall We Dance
Block B’s Shall We Dance.
Image adapted from: Stone Music Entertainment

This abandoned apartment in Ichon made its appearance in Block B’s Shall We Dance, EXO’s Electric Kiss, and SHINee’s Tell Me What to Do.

Video credit: SMTOWN

Its almost completed grey facade isn’t particularly dilapidated, yet it looks distinctly melancholic and dystopian. If you’re a fan of exploring abandoned spots or just want to take awesome photos, give this location a go.

Address: 355-1 Ihwang-ri, Janghowon-eup, Ichon-si, Gyeonggi-do

14. Shinsol-dong Station

K-pop Filming Locations - TWICE Cheer Up
Image adapted from: JYP Entertainment

B3 of Shinsol-dong Station Line 2 became a popular location for filming MVs, movies, and dramas after was abandoned space 1974 due to a route cancellation. The eeriness of the space earned it its title of “ghost station”, making it a perfect place to film action-thriller scenes and K-pop MVs with mysterious concepts.

K-pop Filming Locations - EXO Lightsaber
Image adapted from: SMTOWN

TWICE’s CHEER UP, EXO’s LIGHTSABER, B.A.P’s ONE SHOT, and BEAST’s Ribbon were filmed at the same abandoned basement of Shinsol-dong Station.

K-pop Filming Locations - BEAST Ribbon
BEAST’s Ribbon.
Image adapted from: BEAST 비스트 (Official YouTube Channel)

The place isn’t open to the public, unless you somehow manage to wrangle a permit to film there.

Address: 97-75 Sinseol-dong, Wangsanno Jiha 1, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul

15. Everland

K-pop Filming Locations MOMOLAND Wonderful Love showing the Giant Magic Tree & Umbrella Canopy
MOMOLAND’s Wonderful Love showing the Giant Magic Tree (above) and the Umbrella Canopy (below).
Image adapted from: MLD ENTERTAINMENT

Opened in 1976, Everland is the largest theme park in South Korea and home to the world’s steepest wooden roller coaster. MOMOLAND’s Wonderful Love showcases a few iconic places in Everland, such as Giant Magic Tree and the Umbrella Canopy. 

Apart from being the key filming location for Momoland’s MV, Everland was also featured in countless Korean dramas such as What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim (2018), The Producers (2015), and Kill Me Heal Me (2015)

The amusement park has 5 themed areas packed with thrilling rides and a plethora of photo opportunities that will make your trip there worthwhile.

Address: 199 Everland-ro, Pogog-eup, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do

17. The Seoul Metropolitan Library

K-pop Filming Locations - PSY Gentleman
Image adapted from: officialpsy

Seoul Metropolitan Library was built in 1926, and its original exterior, hall, and main stairway have been restored to its former glory. The national library was featured in PSY’s GENTLEMAN MV, which garnered more than 1.3 billion views. In the video, Psy and his backup dancers are seen performing the song’s signature hip-swaying move on the “Thinking Living Room Stairs”. 

The iconic library also appeared in the dramas Fight For My Way (2017) and Lovers In Paris (2004), as well as episode 130 of the variety show Running Man.

Address: 110 Sejong-daero, Taepyeongno 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul

18. Tri-Bowl in Songdo

K-pop Filming Locations - Orange Caramel Bangkok City
Orange Caramel’s Bangkok City.
Image adapted from: PLEDIS ENTERTAINMENT

The Tri-Bowl, a multi-complex art centre located in Songdo, Incheon, was used as the filming location of MVs such as Orange Caramel’s Bangkok City and BoA’s Hurricane Venus. It has 3 bowl-like structures and is particularly breathtaking when lit up at night.

K-pop Filming Locations - BOA Hurricane Venus
BoA’s Hurricane Venus
Image adapted from: SMTOWN

The streets of Songdo was also featured in parts of f(x)’s Hot Summer

Address: 24-6 Songdo-dong, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon

19. Jeju Island

K-pop Filming Locations - APINK Remember
Apink’s Remember.
Image adapted from: Apink (에이핑크)

Jeju Island is known for its perfect combination of blue skies and beautiful greenery. This is the exact reason why Jeju is such a popular K-pop MV filming location. 

K-pop Filming Locations - VAV Made For Two
Image adapted from: GENIE MUSIC

Take inspiration from VAV’s MADE FOR TWO and TWICE’s MORE & MORE for the ultimate dramatic shot, or BIGBANG’s WE LIKE 2 PARTY, Apink’s Remember, and KARD’s Ride on the wind for carefree photos that will forever remind you of the most beautiful moments in life.

K-pop Filming Locations - KARD Ride On The Wind
KARD’s Ride on the wind.
Image adapted from: KARD

Venture along the Jeju Olle Trail, which will take you around Jeju whilst granting more photo opportunities. Besides taking photos at the beach and grassy areas, you can also visit Hwansang Forest for a mysterious concept shoot – just like in f(x)’s 4 Walls.

K-pop Filming Locations - f(x) 4Walls
f(x)’s 4 Walls.
Image adapted from: SMTOWN

Address: 2848-2 Jeoji-ri, Hangyeong-myeon, Jeju-si, Jeju-do

20. Songam Sports Town’s tennis court

K-pop Filming Locations - PRISTIN V Get It
Image adapted from: PRISTIN

Songam Sports Town’s tennis court has a uniquely bright blue and green colour scheme. It has appeared in many K-pop MVs, including I.O.I’s Dream Girls, PRISTIN V’s Get It, SEVENTEEN’s MANSAE, and THE BOYZ’s KeePer.

K-pop Filming Locations - I.O.I Dream Girls
I.O.I’s Dream Girls.
Image adapted from: Stone Music Entertainment

While tennis courts may not seem special, they are a good way to showcase the sporty and youthful sides of K-pop groups, hence explaining why it’s such a popular location.

K-pop Filming Locations - THE BOYZ KeePer
THE BOYZ’s KeePer.
Image adapted from:
1theK (원더케이)

Address: 297 Songam-dong, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do

K-pop MV filming locations in Korea to visit

Since there is an ever-increasing number of K-pop MVs shot public places, our list can never be exhaustive. If you have a location to suggest, feel free to get in touch with us.

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Cover image adapted from: BEAST 비스트 (Official YouTube Channel), JYP Entertainment, Big Hit Labels, PRISTIN