The King: Eternal Monarch Filming Location

the king monarch filming location

The King: Eternal Monarch filming location… Let’s go!

Now that I’m stuck at home because of COVID-19, I was able to finish a lot of K-Drama series. One of them is The King: Eternal Monarch starring Hallyu’s heartthrob Lee Min Ho as Lee Gon, a king to the throne of the Kingdom of Corea. And along with actress Kim Go Eun (Goblin) as Jung Tae.

The series is a romantic-fantasy love story in a parallel universe. I don’t want to be a spoiler so you have to watch it on Netflix.

The King: Eternal Monarch filming location

Gwanghwamun Square, Statue of Admiral Yi & King Sejong

The most familiar place of the show is the place where Lee Gon meets Jung Tae Eul for the first time in the pilot episode of the series. If you’ve been to Seoul, I’m sure you have visited this square. It has 2 statues, Admiral Yi (the one in armor standing up) – a naval commander known for his victories against the Japanese navy during the Japanese invasions of Korea) and King Sejong the Great (the one that looks like a king, sitting down) – the creator of the hangul alphabet system of Korea.

Address: 1-68 Sejong-daero, Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Korean Address: 서울특별시 종로구 세종로 세종대로 1-68

How to go to Gwanghwamun Square?

Gwanghwamun is the main and largest gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace, in Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea. The place is situated in the center of Seoul and the easiest way to get there is by subway.

City Hall Station (Seoul Subway Line 1 & 2), Exit 3
Gyeongbokgung Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 6 & 7
Gwanghwamun Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 1, 2 & 8

You can check our Korea Travel Guide: 6 Days in Seoul and Busan Itinerary.

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