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Title Love Korean Pop & Film Stars, Drama and TV shows then Korea is the place to visit!
Name 시드니지사 Date 06/20/2014 Hit 888


If all things K-Pop, K-Drama, K-Star, K-TV Show are your scene then the latest publication 'Shine like a Star' - the Hallyu official tourist guide will be a helpful guide if you are planning a trip to Korea. With maps and introductions to all the main places to visit and experience it's a handy introduction to all things Hallyu.

Hallyu began in Korea in the 1990's when popular Korean movies and TV drama series were exported and began to attract overseas fans.  Since 2000, Hallyu, or the craze for Korean popular culture that first spread throughout Asia has expanded to Korean culture in general to include music, games, TV programs etc.

K-Pop which started in the 1990's led by pop groups like Super Junior and later Girls Generation who have a huge local and international following reached new heights when PSY came along with his Youtube video 'Gangnam Style' which has recently reached two billion hits on Youtube.

When visiting Korea you can enjoy the K-Pop energy in places like Hongdae Noriteo, a mecca for street performance.  At clubs in Hongdae like Xindie and Club NB you can enjoy the youthful energy of this area and perhaps see the next K-Pop star being born

Experience K-Drama by visiting the scenes of some of the most popular drama shows in Korea.  At Gyeongbok Palace you can dress up in traditional Korean dress and become the main character of a historical drama.  You can see some of the film locations of major thriller and action movies at COEX  where numerous car chase scenes are filmed. 

If you are interested in the life of a K-Pop star then you can spend a luxurious day out in Gangnam where you can experience everything from body treatments to beauty and luxury brand shopping.  In Gangnam you can also eat where the stars eat at places like Gorilla in the Kitchen which is owned by the famous actor Bae Yong Joon.  Gangnam is PSY's hometown so you can visit the nightclubs here for a bit of your own Gangnam Style.

K-TV Shows in Korea like 'Running Man' and 'We Got Married' have huge audiences and tourists can visit the film locations of these programs as well.  So whether you enjoy Korean K-Pop stars, love Korean movies or want to meet PSY a trip to Seoul  is a great way to have a memorable time in Korea.  Request your free copy of the new Hallyu Travel Guide by email:  visitkorea@knto.org.au

Dated:  18 June, 2014

Further information: Jennifer Doherty, PR/Marketing Manager, KTO Sydney office

Email:  jenny@knto.org.au   Ph;  02)9252-4147/8