Are you even a real K-drama fan if you’re not yet hooked on Start-Up? Hands down, it’s the Korean drama everyone’s positively obsessed with right now! One lucky fan in particular took her fangirling to the next level and visited the beloved show’s most iconic filming locations—and needless to say, we are a hundred percent jealous.
Imee Lee, a Filipina who’s based in Korea, is an avid K-drama fan who often takes the extra mile to hunt down the exact filming locations of her favorite Korean shows. You might remember her from when she recently went viral for visiting the iconic sets from It’s Okay to Not Be Okay. This time around, Imee is making fangirls everywhere green with envy with new pics of her touring the spots where Start-Up filming took place.
According to Imee, unlike the IOTNBO sets which entailed longer travel hours to reach, the Start-Up locations are actually a lot easier to track and are more accessible for fans like her who want to take photos at the exact spots where stars Bae Suzy, Nam Joo Hyuk, Kim Seon Ho, and Kang Han Na filmed. “Majority of the locations can be found in Seoul,” she tells Preview, adding that it would only require a bit of walking to find the aforementioned places. “They’re accessible using the subway, and maglalakad lang ng konti para makarating sa mga locations.”
Imee, who also handles a Facebook fanpage and YouTube channel called Mee in Korea, took to her social media platforms to share the photos from her trip. See some of the Start-Up filming locations she managed to visit below:
Sandbox a.k.a. "the place where dreams come true"
Imee even recreated Start-Up's official drama poster!
Samsan Tech's main office
The rooftop where Seo Dal-mi and Nam Do-san shared a kiss
Halmeoni's original corndog shop location
That exact place where Seo Dal-mi and Han Ji-pyeong used to exchange letters
Ah, so lucky! Imee also took videos to document her trip. Check out her vlog below:
Which among Start-Up's filming location would you also like to visit yourself?