The pictures were taken from his first day of filming for the drama series which took place August 16, 2015 in Buyongdae, Andong, Gyeongsangbuk Province, South Korea. Byongdae is a cliff about 64 meters high situated at the end of the Taebaek Mountain Range. Filming for the first scene took about 4 hours to complete. In the drama series THE MERCHANT: GAEKJU 2015, Jang Hyuk plays Cheon Bong-Sam. His character is a merchant who becomes wealthy via high principles and scruples.
THE MERCHANT: GAEKJU 2015 first airs September 23, 2015 in South Korea.