Replica of the 'Squid Game' set at Itaewon Station, South Korea
Netgenz - Netizen buzz Travel | The South Korean action soap opera series, 'Squid Game', is currently being discussed. The thrilling and heartbreaking storyline can be tasted through nine scenes that have appeared on Netflix since September 17 this year. Written and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, the story of the series wants to be about several people who are in a lot of debt and have to play games to get out of that problem.
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Apart from that in Seoul, South Korea, the shooting of this series was held in Daejeon. According to The Cinemaholic, even the shooting really lacks visual impact. The city of Seoul was decided as the shooting location for the residential episode, where some of the lower-middle class houses in Ginseng Country were prominently displayed here. Coupled with the presence of mini markets and traditional markets, which seem to be a place to hang out every day for this class of people.
Meanwhile, Daejon was decided as a shooting location for a large episode, especially when several hundred participants had to go through the game. Daejon is the 5th largest city in South Korea. The distance is not too far from Seoul about 50 minutes by fast train.
This city became a military training territory, due to the presence of a large empty space. Besides 'Squid Game', other famous broadcasts that were shot here were 'Train to Busan,' 'Mr. Sunshine,' and 'The 8th Night'. Daejon has several interesting tourist attractions, ranging from nature recreation, history, to shopping.
For those who want to visit the museum, you can go to the National Science Museum, KIGAM Geological Museum, or the Currency Museum. For nature recreation, please visit Hanbat Arboretum, Ppuri Park, Gyejoksan Mountain Red Clay Trail, or Jangtaesan Recreational Forest. There is a hot spring in the middle of the city, namely Yuseong Hot Spring. Here visitors can free to bury tired feet.
As for the interlude park, there is Daejeon O-World that can be visited. As for the interlude park, there is Daejeon O-World that can be visited. Daejon has special bridges and dams, namely Expo Bridge and Daecheong Dam. To fill your stomach and shop, please visit Daejeon Jungang Market, Sung Sim Dang Bakery, or Sky Road.
'Red Light, Green Light' Doll in 'Squid Game'
One of the most thrilling games in 'Squid Game' is 'Red Light, Green Light'. Please see for yourself how the game can make the hearts of many viewers beat strongly. The icon in the game is a big girl doll with empty eyes.
In the real world, the doll figures can be found directly in Jincheon County, which is about a 2-3 hour fast train ride from Seoul. Jincheon has a hamlet and horse-drawn carriage museum called Macha Land. The doll stood upright near the entrance. Citing Koreaboo, the community explained that the production team had borrowed this doll for shooting, then turned it back.
But for some reason, this 'Squid Game' doll lost one of her palms on her return. Recently, Itaewon Station became the location of the 'Squid Game' pop-up exhibition. But now the exhibition has ended because it is feared that it will become a center for the spread of the coronavirus due to the high number of visitors.
During the Coronavirus outbreak, recreational travel is still classified as non-critical travel, so it should not be implemented to contain the spread and spread of Covid-19, especially in areas that lack health facilities.
If you are going to travel between cities or between countries, don't forget to comply with the Coronavirus prevention health procedures, by wearing masks, cleaning hands, and maintaining physical distance between visitors. Must not arrive when sick and go homesick.