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What are the best historical Korean dramas?

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The Korean Peninsula has been around since prehistoric times and Gojoseon (Joseon). It was the first-ever kingdom that was established in its history. According to loose historical accounts, it was located in northern Korean and southern Manchuria. It was established in 2333 BCE by Danhun Wanggeom, who was believed to have been descended from the heavens. Most people would probably be more familiar with the history of The Three Kingdoms, which came after the fall of the Gojoseon Kingdom. The term refers to the kingdoms of Baekje, Silla, and Goguryeo. The kingdoms of Baekje and Silla occupied the southern half of the Korean Peninsula while Goguryeo controlled the north. Each kingdom vied for supremacy and the complete rule of the Korean Peninsula. The alliance between the Silla kingdom and the Chinese resulted in the eventual defeat of the Goguryeo and Baekje. For the first time in history, the entire Korean Peninsula was unified under the Silla.

The entirety of Korea's history would be impossible to cover in just one swoop. Needless to say, its long and rich history has inspired many literary works throughout the years. It has been used in literature, poetry, and even in some fictional works. Modern Korean society, specifically South Korea, is known to produce some great dramas in entertainment. Some of them are based on historical facts and personalities. We, as fans of Korean drama ourselves, wanted to take a look at some of the best historical Korean dramas so we made a little list of our own. You can check it out below.

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  1. 1Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo

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    Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo is period Korean drama starring Lee Joon Gi, IU, Kang Ha Neul, Hong Jong Hyun, Nam Joo Hyuk, Baekhyun of EXO, and Ji Soo. The Kdrama aired in 2016 from August 29 until November 1 for 20 episodes.

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  1. 2Moon Embracing The Sun

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    The Moon Embracing the Sun is a historical Korean drama starring Kim Soo Hyun, Han Ga In, Jung Il Woo, Song Jae Rim, and Im Siwan. The Kdrama is directed by Kim Do-Hoon and Lee Sung-Joon. The pilot episode was released on January 4, 2012.

  2. 3Love in the Moonlight

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    Love in the Moonlight alternately titled Moonlight Drawn by Clouds is a romance Kdrama starring Park Bo Gum, Kim Yoo Jung, along with Jinyoung of B1A4, and Chae Soo Bin. The historical drama has 18 episodes and was released in 2016.

  1. 4Dae Jang Geum

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    Dae Jang Geum or popularly known as Jewel in the Palace is a historical TV drama from South Korea that aired from 2003 to 2004. It was directed by Lee Byung-hoon starring Yeong-ae Lee, Hyeon-shik Lim, and Jin-hee Ji

  2. 5Jumong

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    Jumong also is known as The Book of the Three Hans is a historical Kdrama starring  Han Hye Jin, Song Il Gook, and Kim Seung Soo. The romance Kdrama set in the Kokuryo Dynasty first aired on May 15, 2006, until March 6, 2007.

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RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart RyeoTV Shows 16 Paid
2Moon Embracing The SunTV Shows 13 Paid
3Love in the MoonlightTV Shows 9 Free
4Dae Jang GeumTV Shows 2 Paid
5JumongTV Shows 1 Paid
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