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Pre-wedding Photography Location: South Korea

Jeju Island
Jeju Island is known for its beach resorts and volcanic landscape of craters and cavelike lava tubes. Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak on Jeju Island is a popular tourist destination. The sunrise from the hydro-volcanic crater at the top of the peak is magnificent. Also the Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, surrounded by bright yellow colored canola flowers in the spring is truly a sight to behold.

Sep 2014
No trip to Jeju island is complete without a hike up to the Sunrise Peak or as the Koreans call it – Seongsan Ilchulbong (성산일출봉). Hiking up Seongsan Ilchulbong was surprisingly quite manageable though – theoretically, it takes 20 minutes to walk up the Sunrise Peak trail – which is possible if you do it without resting. We took about 40 minutes to walk up which is not that bad – considering that we rested at a few stops along the trail. The trail is well marked and well maintained – there are proper steps along the trail so you won’t be negotiating muddy, rocky paths.
There are two hiking trails to reach the peak of Seongsan Ilchulbong. One uphill and the other one downhill – just follow the crowd and signages along the trail.
The Seongsan Ilchulbong crater was formed by hydrovolcanic eruptions about 5,000 years ago. This volcanic cone is 600-meters wide and 90 meters tall. Its crater is lined with 99 rocky spires that resemble a crown. It was also recently named in 2011 as one of the seven wonders of nature in the world.

The Seongsan Ilchulbong Sunrise Peak entrance fee:
Adult: 2000 Korean won
Children: 1000 Korean won
Opening hours: From 1 hour before sunrise until 20:00 (winter) and 21:00 (summer). Closed during inclement weather.

How to go to Jeju island from Seoul

  • Flight – Duration is about 1 hour
  • Bus/ Train + Ferry – Go to Mokpo/Wando/Incheon/Busan by bus/train and then take a ferry from the respective ports

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Photo by – It took a long time for the crew and couple to climb to this spot at Ilchulbong in Jeju, but the view is totally worth the trouble!
crater left: Seongsan Ilchulbong crater was formed by hydrovolcanic eruptions. The crater is at the top of Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak.

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(Photo by Besides sakura there is another beautiful spring flower; the rapeseed flowers or also known as yellow Canola Flowers in Jeju

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Autumn scenery in Seoul’s Gyeongbokgong Palace is just too beautiful.  Gyeongbok Palace, was the main royal palace of the Joseon dynasty. Built in 1395, it is located in northern Seoul, South Korea. The largest of the Five Grand Palaces built by the Joseon dynasty, Gyeongbokgung served as the home of Kings of the Joseon dynasty. 

Take Subway Line 3, Stop at Gyeongbokgung Station. Take Exit 5. The station is designed as such to resemble olden days architecture.

Gyeongbukgung Palace
Admission Fee:
Adults (ages 19-64) 3,000 won / Youths (ages 7-18) 1,500 won
Operating Hours:
March to October 09:00-18:00 / November to February 09:00-17:00, closed on Tuesday

Hyangwonjeong (향원정) Pavilion, is a small, two-story hexagonal pavilion built around 1873 by the order of King Gojong. The pavilion was constructed on an artificial island of a lake named Hyangwonji and a bridge named Chwihyanggyo connects it to the palace grounds. 

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Photo by Hyangwonjeong Pavilion, autumn scenery
it is like a maze
Overview of the palace

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Bukchon Hanok Village (북촌한옥마을) and Samcheong-dong Street
Located around Gyeongbokgung are the Bukchon Village and Samcheong-dong Street.
1. From Exit # 2 of Anguk Station (Subway Line # 3) walk straight for approx. 700 m
2. From Exit #5 of Gyeongbokgung Palace Station (Seoul Subway Line # 3), walk 10-15 min along the stone wall of Gyeongbokgung Palace to the starting point of Samcheongdong Walkway
Hanok Village, a residential area with hundreds of traditional houses.
This neighbourhood as it is located close to Samcheong-dong Street. This
way, you can have two very different series of photos, both giving off
very different vibes! If you are a fan of the arts and culture, then
you’ll love this street! Dubbed as Seoul’s most stylish neighbourhood,
street is known for its creative wall graffitis and quaint cafes. This
artsy street will definitely be an amazing location for your pre-wedding
photo shoot especially if they are casual-themed.

(Photo by Bukchon Hanok Village, a residential area with hundreds of traditional houses

(Photo by Samcheong-dong
street, Seoul’s most stylish neighbourhood. It is known for its creative wall graffitis and quaint cafes.
holiday and prewedding shoot Gyeongbokgung, Bukchon Hanok Village and Samcheong-dong Street

Haneul Sky Park

World Cup Park was built to commemorate the 17th FIFA World Cup, held in Korea opened on May 1st, 2002. The park is located near Seoul World Cup Stadium, and is made up of five smaller parks including Pyeonghwa ‘Peace’ Park, Haneul ‘Sky’ Park, and Noeul ‘Sunset’ Park. Haneul Park is at the highest elevation.

From Subway Line 6 – World Cup Stadium Station (월드컵경기장역), Exit 1. Take the free shuttle or walk:

  • Walk through the south gate of World Cup Stadium.
  • It leads directly into Pyeonghwa (Peace) Park.
  • Once in Pyeonghwa (Peace) Park, look for the huge hill to your right.
  • Climb the stairs (all 291 of them) that zig-zag up the hill.
  • Go right at the top of the stairs and follow the path to the entrance of the Haneul Sky Park.
June 2016

If there’s one word to describe Haneul Sky Park, it will be: surreal. The Haneul Sky Park is home to lush fields of tall Eulalia during October, when the grass is in bloom. Remember to stay on till sunset to get your pre-wedding photos taken, as the amber hues of the sun rays and the golden tips of the Eulalia will come in perfect harmony to give you a dream-like landscape.

golden fiield Going to Haneul Sky Park during Autumn will be the best choice because its filled with Redwood Trees. Its so pretty. You need to climb 291 zig-zag steps up.

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The autumn musk hit Korea in full force. Silver Eulalia grass located in the mountain of Sky Park is something new.


Korea’s first pop-up store built with shipping containers, Common Ground is made up of 200 large containers and is capable of transforming into different structures or moving into different places. New and trendy mid-sized shops by up-and-coming new designers and editorial shops can be found here.

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