Wolmi Theme Park in Incheon, where Squid Game player 101 has a run-in with a fellow gangster while out of the game, is one of a number of South Korean destinations capitalising on appearing in the viral hit. Photo: Shutterstock
Wolmi Theme Park in Incheon, where Squid Game player 101 has a run-in with a fellow gangster while out of the game, is one of a number of South Korean destinations capitalising on appearing in the viral hit. Photo: Shutterstock
Mercedes Hutton
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Squid Game locations in South Korea like Jeju Island see surge in online interest, but why does watching the Netflix hit make people want to visit?

  • Online searches for Jeju Island and flights to South Korea have reportedly ballooned, and the country is capitalising by promoting places featured in the show
  • South Korea has much to offer travellers, from mystical mountains to K-pop culture, but binge-watching Squid Game seems an odd reason to want to travel there

Wolmi Theme Park in Incheon, where Squid Game player 101 has a run-in with a fellow gangster while out of the game, is one of a number of South Korean destinations capitalising on appearing in the viral hit. Photo: Shutterstock
Wolmi Theme Park in Incheon, where Squid Game player 101 has a run-in with a fellow gangster while out of the game, is one of a number of South Korean destinations capitalising on appearing in the viral hit. Photo: Shutterstock
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