KBS, drama production company NEW and the city of Taebaek met Monday to discuss the restoration of the film set. They decided to rebuild the site by no later than June, the city announced.
As the TV drama has garnered a great deal of attention at home and abroad, the demand of tourists seeking to visit the site is soaring, said the city.
|Part of a drama set built on an old mine site in Taebaek, Gangwon Province, for the filming of KBS2 TV drama “Descendants of the Sun,” which was torn down after shooting ended in November. (Courtesy of Taebaek City)|
The set built on a former mine site was used for the military barracks where the two main characters, played by Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo, built up their romantic relationship. It was torn down after shooting ended last December.
Before the restoration is completed, the city will also set up a board to explain the restoration plan and photo zones to TV drama fans visiting the site.
Meanwhile, the last episode of the show aired last Thursday. Special episodes featuring highlights and the making of the 16-episode drama are scheduled to broadcast April 20-22.
By Jung Eun-jin (firstname.lastname@example.org)