‘To All the Boys’ Always and Forever filming locations to visit in South Korea
Hello, from Korea!
Are you guys excited for the upcoming movie To All the Boys: Always and Forever? 💖
The release date will be on February 12th, 2021 on Netflix, just 2 days before Valentine’s Day! Just like what the movie poster states, “you never know where love will lead you”, Lara Jean (played by Lana Condor) ended up in Seoul, South Korea for a family trip. Many parts of Seoul were shown in the trailer and we would love to share with you the movie “To All the Boys: Always and Forever” filming locations!
1. Bongeunsa Temple
💗 Lara Jean was seen standing in front of the 23-meter Maitreya Buddha statue. The Bongeunsa Temple is located on the slope of Sudo Mountain, offers you the perfect view of the old and new modern sky scrapper buildings around it. 👉🏻 The Bongeunsa Temple is accessible through subway line 9, Bongeunsa Station, exit 1, subway line 7, Cheongdam Station, exit 2, and subway line 2, Samseong Station, exit 6 just across the street from the COEX Mall.
2. Han River (I•SEOUL•U)
❤ The following movie location was a shot of the Han River from above and one of the famous photo zones in Korea with the I•SEOUL•U sculpture. Here, Lara Jean and her sisters Morgan (played by Janel Parrish) and Kitty (played by Anna Cathcart) were seen having fun around the I•SEOUL•U sculpture. They were also on a tandem bicycle (three-person bike), which you can rent, and ride around Han River. 👉🏻 You can locate the I•SEOUL•U sculpture at subway line 5, Yeouinaru Station, exit 2 and subway line 7, Ttukseom Hangang Park, exit 2 next to Riverside Stage.
3. Myeongdong Shopping Streets
🍦 Lara Jean and her family were also seen at the Myeongdong Shopping Streets, where you can shop for Korean clothes, cosmetics and enjoy some street food! Lara Jean’s sister Kitty got to try the 30cm soft served ice cream! Pick from single flavors or a mix between chocolate, vanilla, green tea, milk, strawberry, and yogurt. 👉🏻 Visit Myeongdong Shopping Streets at subway line 4 Myeongdong Station, exit 5/6/7/8.
🎤 Of course Lara Jean and her sisters had to visit a Noraebang (karaoke)! Noraebang is pretty much located in every neighborhood all around Seoul. You just have to look for the sign with the Korean letter “노래방”. Visiting alone? No worries, in Korea we have Coin Noraebang! It is a karaoke booth, where you get to pay per song and sing your hearts out. We wonder what Kpop songs were the sisters singing to. 🎶
5. Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)
🛍 Lara Jean and her sisters are seen carrying shopping bags walking around the Dongdaemun Design Plaza. Designed by Zaha Hadid and Samoo, this is where the yearly “Seoul Fashion Week” takes place with Korean idols like BTS, EXO, Mamamoo, etc. Surrounding the Dongdaemun Design Plaza are shopping malls like Doota, Migliore, Hello apM, Lotte Fittin, etc. 👉🏻 Shop your heart away here subway line 1/2, Dongdaemun Station, exit 7.
6. Greem Café
💌 “To All the Boys” what all started with a letter, Seoul and the Greem Café. Lara Jean was seen writing a letter here at the 2D cartoon/comic like café. The café is said to be inspired by the Korean Drama “W” starring Lee Jong-suk and Han Hyo-joo, where the real world and comic world clash. Is Lara Jean’s real-world clashing with her fairy tale to be with Peter Kavinsky (played by Noah Centineo)? We wonder what she was writing to Peter. 👉🏻 Recreate Lara’s scene here subway line 2, Hongdae Station, exit 3.
7. Hanbok Experience
Remember Lara and her sister Kitty wearing the Korean traditional clothing Hanbok in the second film “TO ALL THE BOYS 2: P.S. I Still Love You”? There are many different kinds of Hanbok which represent many different meanings. Depending on the symbols, flowers like chrysanthemums or peonies meant longevity and the tiger represented the king’s courage.
Want to visit all the filming locations for To All the Boys: Always and Forever? With COVID-19 around, it may be hard to visit all the places in one go. Travel around Seoul in a private car!
Netflix. (2021, January 25). To All The Boys: Always and Forever | Official Trailer | Netflix
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Netflix. (2021, January 25). TO ALL THE BOYS 2: P.S. I Still Love You | Official Sequel Trailer 2 | Netflix
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