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Thirteen-year-old Heo Yeon Woo, the daughter of a high-ranking official, accompanies her mother to the royal palace to attend her brother, Heo Yeom's civil service examination congratulatory ceremony. By chance, she comes across Crown Prince Lee Hwon. They fall in love, and Yeon Woo is chosen as the Crown Princess of Joseon. Before they can marry, the Dowager Queen secretly orders her death, in order to secure more power for herself. Yeon Woo becomes cursed and is stricken with an illness. All believe her to be dead, including the Crown Prince Lee Hwon. Heartbroken, he refuses to love another. Eight years later, the young king meets a shaman named Wol. He can’t help but find similarities between her and Yeon Woo and begins investigating Yeon Woo’s death.

Series Cast

  1. Kim Soo-hyun

    Kim Soo-hyun

    King Lee Hwon

    20 Episodes

  2. Yeo Jin-goo

    Yeo Jin-goo

    Lee Hwon (young)

    20 Episodes

  3. Han Ga-in

    Han Ga-in

    Heo Yeon-woo / shaman Wol

    20 Episodes

  4. Kim You-jung

    Kim You-jung

    Heo Yeon-woo (young)

    20 Episodes

  5. Jung Il-woo

    Jung Il-woo

    Prince Yang-myung

    20 Episodes

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Moon Embracing the Sun

Season 1

2012 | 20 Episodes

Season 1 of Moon Embracing the Sun premiered on January 4, 2012.

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Moon Embracing the Sun
Moon Embracing the Sun


Original Name 해를 품은 달

Status Ended


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Certification -

Type Scripted

Original Language Korean

Runtime 70m



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