Jewel in the Palace is a 2003 South Korean televison series starring Lee Young-ae, Ji Jin-hee, Hong Ri-na and Im Ho.


About 500 years ago during the time of Chosun Dynasty, Korea boasted a rigidly hierarchical and male dominated social structure. Set in this period, "Jewel in the Palace" is based on a true story about a legendary girl who became the first woman to be the supreme royal physician of her times. Despite her poor condition as a low class girl in the male dominated society, Jang-Geum overcame a series of social discrimination and landed herself as a royal cook, later becoming the royal physician, then ultimately the physician in charge of the king. She was even given by the king the title "The Great Jang-Geum".
The story of her checkered life on her success and breakdown as well as her love story beautifully unfold. "Jewel in the Palace" is sure to touch your heart.




  • Jewel in the Palace has been broadcasted in more than 90 countries.[2]
  • The sequel was supposed to have 36 episodes.[2]
  • A cartoon based on the original series was made in the late 2000s.


  1. MBC Global Media. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lee Young-ae could return to iconic series. Published March 22, 2014. Retrieved January 19, 2019.

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