Travelers with an interest in Korean pop culture will want to tour Seoul’s MNet Studios. Known for its trendy TV shows, cutting-edge entertainment, and K-Pop energy, the media hub offers an inside look at one of the country’s most popular broadcasting networks.
MNet Studios is one of the most accessible Korean pop culture experiences for visitors. Tours throughout the week take visitors through the studios and DMC production center, and it’s not uncommon to see K-pop stars and other celebrities dropping in for TV interviews. Every Thursday, the studios film the South Korean music programM Countdown; the filming is open to the public and represents one of the best opportunities to see K-pop stars in person.
Things to Know Before You Go
The MNet Studios are a must-visit for music fans and those interested in Korean pop culture.
Filming sessions can run for upwards of three hours, so remember to use the facilities first.
Photography is not permitted during live filming.
How to Get There
MNet Studios is located in the Mapo neighborhood of Seoul. The closest Seoul subway stop is Susaek Station.
When to Get There
Tours are only offered on a few select afternoons a week, so be sure to check the calendar and book early. Admission to M Countdown filming sessions is on a first-come first-served basis, and it tends to fill up quickly. Plan to arrive early if you want to get in.
K-Pop Attractions in Seoul
Korean pop fans are in luck! As this genre has exploded in popularity over the past few years, so have the number of opportunities to experience K-pop in Seoul. Sign up for a K-pop dance lesson, see a hologram concert with some of Korea’s biggest stars at Klive, or tour the filming locations from beloved TV shows likeWinter Sonata orMy Love from the Star. You can even take a walking tour to see what Gangnam style is all about.
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