11 Iconic BTS Locations All ARMYs Should Visit

BTS is taking over the world! But have you ever wondered about the locations featured in their videos?

Look no further, because we’re breaking down some of the legendary spots right now. ARMYs, when you’re in South Korea, be sure to visit these iconic spots that will be sure to remind you of Bangtan!

BTS’ Trainee Days Restaurant in Seoul

BTS’ Trainee Days Restaurant in Seoul
Photo by @fortheloveofhangeul on Instagram

If you want to eat what BTS did back in the day, Yoojung Sikdang is the best place to start. In their pre-debut days, BTS ate here daily, especially because their practice studio was in the basement. The owner, Kang Sun Ja, fed and cared for them. The restaurant was also mentioned in an episode of BTS’ 2013 series Rookie King. Now, tons of ARMYs visit the restaurant. It’s even filled with BTS merchandise and photos. This is definitely a must-visit spot for fans on a trip to Gangnam-gu, Seoul!

Abandoned Swimming Pool in Seoul (BTS Prologue Video)

BTS’ prologue video, part of the iconic 화양연화 era (“HYYH”) and the fictional “BTS Universe” storyline which the band created and used in Seoul. The abandoned swimming pool and bathhouse located at Seoul National University (SNU) – or more specifically at the SNU Genetic Engineering Research Center – was used in the video! The walls are covered in graffiti, surrounded by a wooded area. If you remember the music video, you’ll recall the boys goofing off in the abandoned pool, making it a special place for ARMYs.

HYBE Insight in Seoul

hybe insight seoul
Photo by @hybe.labelsid on Instagram

Get ready for a one-of-a-kind experience, ARMYs! HYBE Insight, a museum featuring HYBE labels’ artists and their exclusive content, is now officially open to all fans in Yongsan. The museum uses sound, music, movement, and more to tell the story of HYBE’s artists. You’ll see exclusive videos, including: behind the scenes, never before seen BTS content, dance practices like Jimin’s solo, and an exclusive version that combines “Fake Love” and “Black Swan.” There are also iconic BTS outfits, album award walls, and pieces by many different artists, a collaboration with James Jean entitled “Garden” that represents the seven boys. Fans can even download an audio guide by RM!

Achasan Mountain (Run BTS!)

Achasan Mountain
Photo by @comet_815 on Instagram

ARMYs who have seen the band’s show Run BTS! must be familiar with this one! Members RM and V had to climb the mountain as a punishment in the show, but they still got to enjoy the beautiful views that Seoul has to offer. The members will often mention climbing Achasan Mountain to see the sunrise as a punishment for losing a challenge, but it turns out to be a magical experience. If you want to see what the boys are talking about, Anchasan Mountain is another great spot to check out.

Hyangho Beach Bus Stop in Gangneung (You Never Walk Alone Album Cover)

Hyangho Beach Bus Stop
Photo by @kgh3290 on Instagram

The bus stop featured in the band’s You Never Walk Alone cover is none other than the Hyangho Beach Bus Stop in the Jumunjin district of Gangneung, Gangwon province.


This stop is often called “Bangtan Bus Stop” because of its importance to fans and the group. There are also shots of it featured in the “Spring Day” music video. It’s extremely popular with tourists; many ARMYs make it a point to visit, and you should too!

&Gather Café (Run BTS!)

&Gather Cafe
Photo by @and_gather_ on Instagram

Other lovers of Run BTS! will remember episode 45, when the boys made their very own coffee drinks! This café is none other than &Gather Café in Youngsan-gu, Seoul. The members made their own drinks and had fun experimenting with various combinations. If you want to taste all the delicious drinks they made, there’s only one place to experience it.

Banpo Hangang Park and Han River (BTS’ Life in Seoul)

Banpo Hangang Park and Han River BTS
Photo by @trazy_korea on Instagram

Banpo Hangang Park was featured alongside Han River in the BTS’ Life in Seoul video. This promotional video for Seoul shows off the river and the boys eating near it. There’s also another scene north of Banpo Bridge in the “RUN” music video from which you  can also spot the island Nodeulseom, an artificial piece of land in the Han River. There are more reasons to visit the Han River, too. Besides its popularity, BTS has shot many videos there. For instance, the “I NEED U” video has a shot of member J-Hope crossing Dongho Bridge. RM also references the river in his song “Seoul.”

Laundry Pizza (BTS Love Yourself: Her Photoshoot)

Laundry Pizza