Where is Live Up to Your Name(명불허전) filmed?


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Where is Live Up to Your Name(명불허전) filmed?

Live Up to Your Name(Korean: 명불허전; RR: Myeongbulheojeon; lit. Deserving of the Name) is a 2017 historical time travel South Korean television series. It brings Heo Im (a medical scientist from the Joseon Dynasty portrayed by Kim Nam-gil) to present day Seoul, where he meets the surgeon, Choi Yeon-kyung (Kim Ah-joong).

“Synopsis of Live Up to Your Name”

Heo Im (Kim Nam-gil) is a Joseon doctor of Traditional Korean medicine, specialising in acupuncture. He worked at the clinic for the poor during daytime and earned a fortune by making secret visits to nobles and high-ranking officials’ houses at night.

After gaining notoriety for his great skills, he was tasked to help treat the king’s migraines. Unfortunately, his anxiety got the best of him and he was charged with treason. Unwilling to accept jail, he escaped capture but was chased by soldiers. He was eventually cornered into a river and fatally shot by arrows and fell to his supposed death.

Death never came and he awakened in modern Seoul-Korea and realizes he has somehow time traveled. Lost and confused, he runs into Choi Yeon-kyung (Kim Ah-joong), a cardiothoracic fellow surgeon at Shinhae Hospital and began an unlikely relationship between time and space.

“Filming Location of the drama”

There are various filming locations for the drama. But, we can count that three places are the main places on it.

  1. Modern hospital in Seoul, Modern Korea.
  2. Modern Oriental hospital in Seoul, called “Hyeminseo”
  3. Hanyang scenes in Joseon.
Shinhae Hospital in Modern World.

In the show, the modern places are in Seoul. However, the actual filming locations are not in Seoul. The hospital is in Incheon. The name of the place is “International Seong-Mo Hospital.”

Modern Oriental hospital in Seoul, Hyeminseo, is also not in Seoul, It is actually located in Ganghwa island. It is not the real hospital. The traditional Han-Ok(traditional Korean house) house, it looks like to be used for a cafe, not for the hospital.

Hyeminseo in Modern world.

Almost all of the Joseon scenes are filmed in Mungyeongsaejae Open Set Studio. In Moonkyung, you can find a big drama filming site for Joseon concept. Almost all of the historical dramas were filmed here.

Mungyeongsaejae Open Set Studio

“Other places in Seoul”

Other filming locations are “Cheonggyecheon”, Hyeminseo Monument near Cheonggyecheon. And also N Seoul Tower.

These are main tourist attractions in Seoul. The above places are the places you must visit when you travel Seoul, Korea.

I just pinned the places mentioned above on a Google Map. So, you can find these places easily.


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