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[Korea] Internet Sensation Matt Harding Dances at Sungnyemun Gate

  • Date05/28/2013
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Korea Tourism Organization shot a video of Matt Harding*, a former video-game designer who has become a world-famous Internet celebrity, doing his signature dance in front of Sungnyemun Gate, Korea’s National Treasure No. 1, on May 25, 2013.

Korea Tourism Organization invited Matt Harding to Korea, and selected Sungnyemun Gate as the dance site in order to celebrate its restoration. A number of people showed up or stopped by to see his trademark dance.

The video will be used jointly by the United States Tour Operators Association and Korea Tourism Organization for the online and offline promotion of Korean tourism.

*Who is Matt Harding?
Matt Harding gained worldwide popularity after uploading a video of himself doing his signature “stupid dance” in front of a number of world landmarks in 2005. His videos created from 2005 to 2012 have received over 80 million hits, and he holds the top position among tourism videos.

More info

Matt Harding’s Video Clip at Sungnyemun Gate
Venue: Sungnyemun Gate, in Jung-gu Seoul-si
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Courtesy of Korea Tourism Organization