Behold The Sights: BTS’s MV Film Locations

South Korea

BTS is easily one of the most recognizable names of this generation. The group’s superstardom is largely thanks to their wide range of music accompanied by music videos with absolutely mesmerising visuals. Every little detail is planned to a tee, especially their shooting locations. Check out the most iconic shots of BTS’s filmography and what they mean for each song.

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Jecheon-si

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Wŏnju, South Korea • Recommendation • 

Leave it to BTS to make this 1950s military training ground into a tourist hotspot. The Mosun Aerodrome, where pilots used to train for South Korea’s defense, has become a public park lined with shops and restaurants after BTS used the runway for “EPILOGUE: Young Forever.”

  • Jecheon-si, Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea

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Seoul National University

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Kwangmyŏng, South Korea • Recommendation • 

One of the group’s earlier videos, “Onstage: Prologue,” was filmed in an abandoned swimming pool in the country’s most prestigious university. You might have some trouble finding it as it’s about a 10-minute hike down a mountain trail from the university’s Genetic Engineering Research Center, but if you’re a real fan...

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Dongho Bridge

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Seoul, South Korea • Recommendation • 

The all too familiar story of falling out of love is the main focal point of the song “I Need You.” For such a melancholic theme, the video needed to reflect the message of loneliness, so here we see J-Hope walking down a bleak and empty Dongho Bridge.

  • Oksu-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea

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Il-Yeong-Yeog

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Goyang-si, South Korea • Recommendation • 

“Spring Day,” the song considered as the conclusion to the “Most Beautiful Moment in Life” EP, tells the tale of loss, growth, and hope. Vocalist V shot his emotional scenes in Il-Yeong-Yeog Station, symbolizing a departure from his youth.

  • Jangheung-myeon, Yangju-si, South Korea

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Gyeongjeong Beach

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Pohang, South Korea • Recommendation • 

Probably the most memorable shot of all of BTS’s videos takes place in Gyeongjeong Beach. For the prologue of “Most Beautiful Moment in My Life,” V takes a leap of faith off some scaffolding into the sunset lit waters of this now-famous beach.

  • Gyeongjeong-ri, Chuksan-myeon, Yeongdeok-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do
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Sihwaho Lake

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Hwaseong-si, South Korea • Recommendation • 

The first time all the members are seen together in the “Spring Day” music video can be found in the Sihwaho Ecological Park next to the lake. A lone tree stands in a field, symbolizing the group’s growth, and the open land is all of life they have yet to experience.

  • Daebubuk-dong, Ansan, Gyeonggi-do
    시화호, Daebu-dong, Ansan-si

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Wolmido

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Incheon, South Korea • Recommendation • 

Remember when Jungkook ran around in a giant teddy bear costume passing out flyers? The cutesy video for “For You” was shot at Wolmido Culture Street. Apart from this BTS video, the area has also been used as a backdrop for several K-Dramas like Descendants of the Sun.

  • Wolmido, Gaho-dong, Incheon

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Dangjin-si

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Hwaseong-si, South Korea • Recommendation • 

The explosive 2017 comeback “Mic Drop” looks straight out of a riot from a dystopian future film. In real life, however, it’s actually just a bus terminal in Dangjin City. The rural area was digitally enhanced with raging fires and piled up cars to signal a new, more serious era for BTS.

  • Dangjin-si, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea

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Danyang-gun

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Wŏnju, South Korea • Recommendation • 

The music video for “Not Today” features sprawling ridges succeeded by the seemingly limitless mountain range of New Zealand. That’s what fans thought anyway. You’ll actually find the rocky scenery in a mining site in Danyang County.

  • Danyang-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea

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Seongnam-si

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Seongnam-si, South Korea • Recommendation • 

For J-Hope’s “Airplane” MV, he used the parking lot of a Seongnam City bus terminal as a makeshift airport. The terminal was already a common hangout spot with its stores and theater, but the BTS feature only skyrocketed its popularity.

  • Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

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