Newsdelivers.com – The on-going drama Dali and Cocky Prince, which presents a fresh story thanks to the romance and conflict of a museum that is about to go bankrupt, is now a hot topic of conversation for its fans.
Not only the storyline, but also the cinematic side. The beginning of the story of this drama is set in the city of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Presenting such a slick and very stunning setting in the city of Amsterdam.
But now it is known that the production of the drama was not done in Europe, but in South Korea. It makes the audience feel in disbelief, because it feels so real like being in Amsterdam.
So where are the real Dali and Cocky Prince shooting locations in Europe? Reported brilio.net from various sources, Monday (1/11), here are 7 locations where Dali and Cocky Prince were filmed in Korea.
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1. Paradise City.
The first episode shows a scene where Kim Da-li studies and works as a visiting researcher in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It turned out that the place was not in the Netherlands, but in Paradise City, located 186 Yeongjonghaeannam-ro 321beon-gil, Jung District, Incheon, not far from Incheon International Airport.
This place has a luxurious exterior part of Paradise City is described as St. Miller Kunst Galerig. Paradise City is the first Korean-style resort complex in Northeast Asia that combines hospitality and entertainment. It includes hotels, casinos, conventions, shopping, art galleries, spas, clubs, carnivals and performance venues.
2. ChangeUp Campus.
In the first episode, Kim Da-li cycled across the complex on her way home. Jin Moo-hak also came here in the second episode to look for Da-li because he thought Da-li had tricked him and brought his watch. This place is described as one of the corners of the city of Amsterdam, even though this place is ChangeUp Campus — Gyeonggi English Village Paju Camp.
ChangeUp Campus is an English village in Korea, founded in 2006 and located at 40 Eoreumsil-ro, Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju City, Gyeonggi Province. This area is intended for people who want to study English intensively.
The architecture of the buildings in this area also resembles buildings in Europe so that students who study there feel the atmosphere of living in a country where the majority of the population speaks English.
3. Imsil Cheese Theme Park.
The first meeting between Jin Moo-hak and Kim Da-li which led to a misunderstanding, they finally went to the house of Madam Bronckhorst (Amy Aleha), an art collector and supporter of St. Miller Kunst Galerig. The exterior of Madam Bronckhorst’s house is the main building in the Imsil Cheese Theme Park complex, an amusement park dedicated to cheese.
The Imsil Cheese Theme Park itself opened in 2014, this park is inspired by the Swiss village of Appenzell which is famous for its cheese production. It is located at 50 Doin2-gil, Seongsu-myeon, Imsil, Jeollabuk Province.
4. Mimesis Art Museum.
The first episode also shows a scene where director Koch (Barri Tsavaris) is interacting with several employees and then he looks for Kim Da-li’s whereabouts. If Paradise City is described as the exterior of St. Miller Kunst Galerig, so some corners of this Mimesis Art Museum appear as the interior.
There is a European vibe here, even though Mimesis Art Museum is a museum as well as an art gallery built by OpenBooks between 2006 and 2009. The architecture of the building was jointly designed by Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza with Carlos Castanheira and Korean architect, Kim June Sung. It is located at 253 Munbal-ro, Paju City, Gyeonggi Province.
5. Jeju Jocheon Swiss Village.
When in the first episode where it shows Da-li is cycling through a complex filled with foreigners, it feels so like in the Netherlands. It turned out that the shooting location was not in the Netherlands, but at Jeju Jocheon Swiss Village, located 566-27 Hamwa-ro Jocheon-eup, Jeju Island.
Inside this complex there are 66 buildings which are dominated by red and bright yellow colors. The 2nd floor of these buildings is generally used as a residence or even an inn. While the 1st floor is used as a cafe, restaurant, clothing store, accessory shop, and so on.
6. Saint For Golf and Resort.
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In the drama this place is the house occupied by Kim Da-li or as director Koch’s residence. In the first episode Jin Moo-hak also had time to stay here because his credit card was suspended by his father so that he couldn’t pay for the hotel.
Da-li’s house is actually the Saint Four Golf and Resort complex of luxury and eco-friendly resorts, hotels and golf courses located at 445-55 Seonyu-ro, Gujwa-eup, Jeju Island.
7. Mayfield Hotel Seoul.
In the farewell scene of Jin Moo-hak and Da-li in the Netherlands, Da-li escorts Jin Moo-hak to the Plaza Hotel and bids farewell. But in real life it is not the luxurious Plaza Hotel in Amsterdam.
That place is the Mayfield Hotel located at 94 Banghwa-daero, Balsan 1(il)-dong, Gangseo District, Seoul. This European-style 5-star hotel opened in 2003 and has the concept of side by side with nature.