The well-loved seaside narrative, Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha, has created impact on the increase of tourism in the picturesque city of Pohang, where the show was mostly filmed.
It has become a popular destination for seafood, seaside scenery, comfort, and healing. Many overseas travelers are also looking forward to visit the place once the COVID-19 crisis ends.
The influx of tourists in the city also made it to the news in South Korea. According to various K-media reports, several tourists flocked the province in 2021, with long queues in the famous filming sites such as Oh Yoon’s Live Cafe & Pub, Yoon’s Dental Clinic, Hardware Store, Bora’s Supermarket, Gongjin Market, Hilltop, and Red Lighthouse.
Officials from Pohang City has also provided travel guide visuals such as posters and brochures for visitors.
The homes of Hong Dusik, Yoon Hyejin, and granny Gamri were a popular visit, too. However, the drama’s producers requested the public to refrain from disturbing the private houses of real owners and visit other landmarks, instead.
Meanwhile, Hong Dusik’s boat on top of the hill with the seaside scenery at Sabang Memorial Park was also kept in place by the local government for tourism purposes and demands. It has become a local asset including the created cultural squid statue at Cheongha Market.
Yoon Hye-jin’s dental clinic has also been converted into a restaurant that serves warm meals.
Pohang City is located in the province of North Gyeongsang, South Korea. Check out more details about visiting the place from Imagine Your Korea’s travel guide here.