River Where the Moon Rises

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River Where the Moon Rises


  • Title: 달이 뜨는 강 / Dari Tteuneun Gang
  • Also known as: Moonlit River / Moon Rising River
  • Genre: Historical, romance
  • Episodes: 20
  • Broadcast Network: KBS2
  • Broadcast Period: 2021-Feb-15 to 2021-Apr-20
  • Air Time: Monday & Tuesday 21:30
  • Original Soundtrack: River Where the Moon Rises OST


“River Where the Moon Rises” retells the love story between Pyeonggang and On Dal, who are characters in a classic Goguryeo folktale. Pyeonggang, also known as Yeom Ga Jin, is an ambitious woman who dreams of becoming the first female to lead Goguryeo, and she uses On Dal’s feelings for her to achieve her goals.

Kim So Hyun will play Pyeonggang, who is born a princess and raised a soldier. She is clever and level-headed. Ji Soo has been cast in the role of On Dal, a peace-loving, pure man who goes against his principles in order to protect Pyeonggang. Kang Ha Neul will play On Dal’s father On Hyup, the chief of the Sunnobu tribe and a general for Goguryeo.

Lee Ji Hoon will play the elite general Go Geon, who is perfect in every way. For the first time in his life, he longs to make Pyeonggang his and dives into an intense fight for her heart.

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Royal Palace
Ghost village (Sunno Tribe)
Gyeroo Tribe
Sono Tribe

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  • Based on the webtoon The Moon That Rises in the Day (낮에 뜨는 달) by Hye Yoom (헤윰).
  • On March 5, 2021, actor Ji Soo was dismissed from the cast because of a school violence controversy. He was replaced by Na In Woo from episode 7 onwards.


  • 2021 35th KBS Drama Awards
    • Top Excellence Award, Actress (Kim So Hyun)
    • Best New Actor (Na In Woo)
    • Best Couple Award (Kim So Hyun & Na In Woo)
    • Popularity Award, Actress (Kim So Hyun)

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