This may look like a lavish millionaire’s mansion – but in fact it’s an abandoned

At a glance, this luxurious looking manor on Jeju Island in South Korea appears to be the epitome of wealth and grandiosity.There’s lavish long table in the dining hall, golden chandeliers and European style pavilions.But on closer look, the fountains, pillars and designer decor is fake, some of the doors aren’t real and the building’s slowly decaying.The site is in fact a movie set that has been used in countless Korean films, ranging from manga to romantic fiction.Urban explorer and photographer Bob Thissen, 31, from Heerlen, the Netherlands, visited the location last year.

One of the bedrooms in the ‘mansion’ complete with fake ivy (Image: Caters News Agency)

Bob said: “We entered the huge garden with empty fountains, ponds, a swimming pool, pavilions and some Roman pillars as decor, I was impressed immediately.

“At first sight, the inside looks like a billionaire’s home, it’s hard to believe it’s abandoned.

“When you take a closer look you can see that it’s a movie set, but that didn’t make any less impressive.

“The bedrooms are found on the ground floor and upstairs there’s nothing to discover, even the doors turned out to be fake.

“Because it’s a movie set, it’s cheaply built and decay kicked in fast, on the ceiling I could already see some water damage. 

From the outside it is apparent the set has been abandoned for a while 
Mould can be seen on the wall behind a table for two

“Everything is built in European style, the exterior might look a bit cheap but the furniture looks pretty decent.

“The main hall and living room were by far the most impressive, I think even millionaires would love to have a living room like this.

“The other rooms are a bit to ‘kitsch’ or fake for my taste.

“It was cool to have a look here, mostly I visit very decayed places.”

The lavish long table in the dining hall
Weeds grow through the path in front of the house 

Bob has been an urban explorer for over ten years and visited Jeju Island last year.

The island was created from volcanic eruptions over two million years ago.

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