It’s a known fact that many Filipinos are very much into the hallyu wave. But would you believe that some of your favorite Korean celebrities also fell in love with the Philippines? Hence, vacationing in the Pearl of the Orient Seas.

When they are not meeting their fans or shooting a campaign, you’ll find these famous Korean actors and actresses basking in the warmth of the tropical country, enjoying the Philippines’ best white sand beaches and islands.

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Top Korean Celebrities Who Have Traveled to the Philippines

From your hot oppa Park Seo Joon to the darling Son Ye Jin, here are the famous Korean actors and actresses who have traveled to the Philippines for work and for leisure.

  1. Park Seo-Joon
  2. Son Ye Jin
  3. Lee Min Ho
  4. Park Bo Gum
  5. Cha Eun Woo and Im Soo Hyang
  6. Park Hyung Sik
  7. CL of 2NE1
  8. Park Hae-Jin

What’s inside this blog?

1. Park Seo-Joon

park seo joon korean celebrities who visited the philippines

Left photo screenshot from What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim? | Right photo screenshot from Park Seo Joon’s Official YouTube Channel

After several hit K-Dramas, who wouldn’t know the top Korean actor Park Seo Joon and his undeniably good looks and charm? In 2014, Park Seo Joon flew to Boracay for a photoshoot. Then five years later, this Korean actor came back to the Philippines. This time, he stayed in Manila. While it’s still work-related, PSJ went out and about around Manila, specifically Greenbelt, and even vlog about it.

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2. Son Ye Jin

son ye jin korean celebrities who visited the philippines

Left photo from @yejinhand | Right photo from @yejin_ph

Son Ye Jin is another South Korean actress who has vacationed in the Philippines, specifically in Palawan, from years ago. The Korean actress went to Puerto Princesa with her family. The photos from her visit even went viral during the height of her Crash Landing on You fame. After Palawan, Ye Jin said she’d love to visit Boracay, too.

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3. Lee Min Ho

lee min ho korean celebrities who visited the philippines

Left photo from AllKPop | Right photo from Shutterstock

If there’s one Korean actor who’s obviously in love with the Philippines, it’s Lee Min Ho! Would you believe he has been to the Philippines not just one, not twice, and definitely not thrice… but five times already?! It was a mix of both work and leisure trips. He’s been to Manila and Boracay. And in 2014, Lee Min Ho said that a Filipina caught his eye and even caused his insomnia!

According to an interview with KNA Korea, the Korean actor said “I just want to be there and do my job. I have personal business to do there as well. I just want to see her and check what she’s been doing. You know I always have scary thoughts and I’m jealous for nothing. I think I’m possessed.” Omo! Imagine one of the most sought-after and highest paid Korean actors feeling that way for you! Who could this lucky girl be? 

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4. Park Bo Gum

park bo gum korean celebrities who visited the philippines

Left photo from @parkb0gum | Right photo from Soompi

If some famous Korean actors visit the Philippines for work or for their personal trip, Park Bo Gum’s first time in the country was a treat for a job well done! The cast of the K-Drama Love in the Moonlight got to experience Cebu’s best treasures as a reward for wrapping up their show. 

Korean actor Bang Joong Hyun posted photos from their trip, which include Park Bo Gum and Kwak Dong Yeon posing by the sea. Three years later, Park Bo Gum returned to the Philippines for a fan meeting, where he had that memorable exchange with Filipina celebrity Anne Curtis.

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5. Cha Eun Woo and Im Soo Hyang

cha eun woo korean celebrities who visited the philippines

Left photo from Korea JoongAng Daily | Right photo from @hellopapa11

Just like the cast of Love in the Moonlight, the cast of My ID Is Gangnam Beauty was also treated to a trip to the Philippines as a reward for the success of the series. This means Cebuanos and lucky travelers shared the same air with one of the most handsome Korean actors Cha Eun Woo and Korean actress Im Soo Hyang when they flew to Cebu in 2018. 

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6. Park Hyung Sik

park hyung sik korean celebrities who visited the philippines

Photos from @phs1116

Another Korean actor who traveled to Cebu was Park Hyung Sik. Considered as one of the best Korean actors, Park Hyung Sik had a successful fan meeting in Manila in 2019 and flew straight to Cebu for vacation. He went diving, mind you! Cebu is really on a roll! If these stars don’t convince you to visit Cebu, we don’t know what else will.

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7. CL of 2NE1

CL Sandara Park korean celebrities who visited the philippines

Left photo from @chaelincl | Right photo screenshot from DARA TV

Palawan, without a doubt, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Philippines because of its jaw-dropping beauty. And guess the Korean female celebrities who visited there? Sandara Park and CL of 2NE1! Korean actress and singer Dara brought her former bandmate to the ever-stunning Coron, Palawan. They visited the lagoons and some beaches!

Related article: 8 Reasons Why Palawan Should Be On Your Post-Quarantine Travel Bucket List

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8. Park Hae-Jin

park hae jin korean celebrities who visited the philippines

Left photo from Asian Wiki | Right photo from Dispatch

Top Korean actor Park Hae-Jin also visited Manila to film some scenes for his project. Aside from work, he toured the famous Walled City aka Intramuros in Manila. He rode a tricycle and a kalesa!

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Bonus! 

BTS

BTS korean celebrities who visited the philippines

Photos from Big Hit Entertainment

Last but definitely not the least! The most famous Korean celebrities who visited the Philippines are none other than… the boys of BTS! That’s right! Aside from having a concert in Manila, BTS also traveled to Coron, Palawan to shoot Summer Package.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Korean Celebrities

Q: Who are the Korean celebrities that visited the Philippines?
A: From your hot oppa Park Seo Joon to the darling Son Ye Jin, here are the famous Korean actors and actresses who have traveled to the Philippines for work and for leisure.

  1. Park Seo-Joon
  2. Son Ye Jin
  3. Lee Min Ho
  4. Park Bo Gum
  5. Cha Eun Woo and Im Soo Hyang
  6. Park Hyung Sik
  7. CL of 2NE1
  8. Park Hae-Jin

Q: Who is the highest paid Korean actress?
A: According to South China Morning Post, the highest paid Korean actresses are Song Hye-kyo and Jun Ji-hyun who are both reportedly getting USD 170,000 per episode.

Q: Who is the highest paid Korean actor?
A: According to Lifestyle Asia, the highest paid Korean actor is Kim Soo-hyun who is reportedly being paid USD 440,000 per episode!

Q: Where did the Korean actors travel in the Philippines?
A: Among the most popular destinations in the Philippines that Korean celebrities have visited are Manila, Boracay, Palawan, and Cebu.

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