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How To Go: ‘Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo’ Filming Locations

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K-drama fans, remember to add them to your itinerary.

Are you a fan of MBC drama ‘Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo’ starring Nam Joo Hyuk and Lee Sung Kyung? 

Want to visit the actual filming locations? The iconic fried chicken restaurant that Bok Joo’s father runs? The amusement park which Joon Hyung supposedly wanted to have a date with Bok Joo but turned out to be joined by their friends? Or the weight loss clinic runs by Joon Hyung’s brother?

We have you covered. We have personally visited two of the filming sites, and more than happy to share with our readers. There will be more locations to be shared soon, so bookmark this page for updates!

1. 복치킨 (Bok Chicken)


Besides the university, Bok Chicken restaurant, which is run by Bok Joo’s father with the assistance of her uncle, might be one of the most favorited spots by the fans. Unlike most site, this one is not purposely built for the drama, but it really exists.

The restaurant’s real name is called 작은마을 (Jageun Maeul). However, the fried chicken seen in the drama is not served. But still, it has a variety of Korean food, ranging from soups to rice meals, and of course drinks.

How to go:

1. Ride any of the following buses:
Blue bus: 110A, 153
Green bus: 7211, 1711, 1213, 1166, 1020
2. Get off at 국민대앞 (Kookmin University Main Gate)
3. From Kookmin University Main Gate, cross the street.
4. Go down the stairs. You will see the restaurant.

For subway:

You can get off at Gireum station, and ride a bus to the place.

2. Amusement Park

This is one of the places where  Joon Hyung made Bok Joo’s heart flutter a lot of times. In the drama, Joon Hyung pointed at ‘Dream World’ stop in the bus route map, which is two-stop away from Dong Dae Mun station in Seoul.

In fact, the amusement park is not located in Seoul but somewhere at the south-east, Daegu, called the E-World. You can go to Daegu from Seoul in two hours via KTX (fast train).

How to go:

  1. Take Exit 15 of Duryu Station of Daegu Subway.
  2. Walk straight until you reach the intersection.

To be updated! Bookmark this article!


Photos by Camille, compiled by Seck Voon

6 Comments

  1. Travel with Karla

    February 7, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    They can also go to Seoul Museum of Art. https://travelwithkarla.wordpress.com/2017/01/19/wfkbj/
    I’ll bookmark this article for the details on how to go to the place where they throw coins. ^^

  2. vitari

    February 8, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    thanks for sharing, a friend of wanna go to the amusement park and she thinks that one near N Seoul Tower.

  3. indieZy

    February 23, 2017 at 11:09 am

    Can you also give directions to the crossing street where bok joo & dr.jeong first met? Thank you! 👌

  4. lolita309

    March 4, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    How about the university? Which uni did they film at?

  5. Luba

    March 7, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    What about the mountain hiking scene?

  6. Jeff Elwell

    March 22, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Anyone know where the hiking scene is at?

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