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Kdrama Travel: The Camellia Bar in When The Camellia Blooms

When the Camellia Blooms Guryongpo Modern Culture and History Street filming location
Guryongpo Modern Culture and History Street where the Camellia Bar is located.

If you are watching When the Camellia Blooms and want to visit the location where the Camellia bar is, then you need to visit the historic district of Guryongpo which is a town in Pohang (which is in the North Gyeongsang province). It is located on a historic street called the Guryongpo Modern Culture and History Street.

In 1923, during the time of Japanese occupation, Japan built the Guryongpo port which turned Guryongpo into the largest fishery base in the East Sea region. Japanese fishermen started to flock to Guryongpo which turned Guryongpo into a tiny Japan. There were a lot of restaurants, stores, hospitals, Inns, and residences there, which still fill the streets of the historic district.

After Japanese occupation ended, several of the Japanese buildings where demolished or fell into disrepair which sparked a preservation effort so occupational history would not be forgotten. So in 2011 an entire street in the area was preserved by the Korean government and turned into Guryongpo Modern Culture and History Street. This is the street that the Camellia Bar sits on as well as the street where the market ajummas work.

So, this street that we see in When the Camellia Blooms carries a lot of history with it, goodness! Of course, it looks different in the drama as they remove a lot of the tourist signs while filming in order to help us better sink into the world of Camellia, which does feel, to me, like it own little quiet place in Korea.

When the Camellia Blooms Guryongpo Modern Culture and History Street filming location
The Camellia bar in When the Camellia Blooms
When the Camellia Blooms Guryongpo Modern Culture and History Street filming location
The Camellia Bar in When the Camellia Blooms. You can see that they made a good amount of changes to the exterior.
When the Camellia Blooms Guryongpo Modern Culture and History Street filming location
The shop where Gong Hyo-jin and Kang Haneul shot the hand scene where he really wanted to hold her hand again.
When the Camellia Blooms Guryongpo Modern Culture and History Street filming location
The hand scene where Kang Haneul’s character really wanted to hold Gong Hyo-jin’s characters hand, but stopped himself short of it.
When the Camellia Blooms Guryongpo Modern Culture and History Street filming location
The gate to the entrance to the historic street. You can see it in the poster (next image) of the show. They took that photo from the top of the hill whereas this photo was taken at the bottom of the hill.
When the Camellia Blooms poster in the Guryongpo Modern Culture and History Street
This poster for When the Camellia Blooms was shot from the top of the hill. You can see the entrance gate to the historic street at the bottom of the hill
When the Camellia Blooms Guryongpo Modern Culture and History Street filming location
The map of the Guryongpo historic street in
When the Camellia Blooms Guryongpo Modern Culture and History Street filming location
The historical map during Japanese Occupation
When the Camellia Blooms Guryongpo Modern Culture and History Street filming location
When the Camellia Blooms Guryongpo Modern Culture and History Street filming location
When the Camellia Blooms Guryongpo Modern Culture and History Street filming location
When the Camellia Blooms Guryongpo Modern Culture and History Street filming location

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5 Comments

  1. Cindy
    November 11, 2019 / 9:24 am

    While watching the show I was dreaming of seeing the town someday, but I didn’t know where it was. Thank you for this wonderful guide!

    • V
      Author
      November 11, 2019 / 10:11 am

      You are very welcome, Cindy!

  2. M
    November 16, 2019 / 10:53 pm

    Hello, I’m a fan of this drama. I’d like to share this page in Camellia Blooms Soompi thread forum. Is it okay?

    • V
      Author
      November 16, 2019 / 11:29 pm

      Hi, M! Yes, please feel free! I am also over in Soompi sometimes as V. I love Soompi ☺️.

      • M
        November 17, 2019 / 7:38 pm

        Thank you V. Already shared and linked to this page.

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