Thursday, January 6, 2011

Namyangju Studios

If you think going to North Korea from South Korea is impossible, think again! I just did! Yes! I just crossed the Dimlitarized Zone (DMZ) through the Joint Security Area (JSA). Now how is that possible? Just take the Jungang Line and get off at Ungilsan Station then a shuttle bus going Namyangju Studios will take you to the location of the movie JSA! hahahahahaha

According to Gyeonggi Province's website Namyangju Studio is comparable to US' Universal Studios. I am not sure if I can agree to this but definitely both are filming sites.  The famous movie JSA was filmed here. As you can see our pictures looked so real. The area is quite huge. aside from the JSA location or Panmunjeom, there are also traditional villages especially made for historical movies and dramas. When we went there, a drama was being filmed. There is also an indoor musuem where you could see interesting wall paintings, huge movie posters and many more about Korean film industry.

I guess the area is also called Seoul Filmmaking Complex. Located at Yangsu-ri, Gyeonggi-do it includes outdoor sets as well as studios. At the Film Culture Museum, it is possible to see and experience all stages of film production from beginning to end. In addition, there are many props and accessories as well as wardrobe departments. The outdoor sets from the Korean hit "JSA" in 2000 to director Im Kweon-taek's film "Chilhwaseon (Strokes of Fire)" are located here.

Shuttle Bus Schedule:
Ungilsan Station to Namyangju Studio

Arrived at the station at 08:45 and departs at 08:50

Every Monday , New Year's Day

Operating Hours
March-October, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. / November-February, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission Fees
19 yrs. and over, 3,000 won
13-18 years old, 2,500 won
4-12, age 65 and nd over, 2,000 won
(Groups of more than 30 people may receive a 500 won discount each)


  1. looks interesting! i will go there too!

  2. You should! and if you're lucky enough you could witness a drama or movie being filmed.

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