South Korean director Bong Joon-ho has won the Palme d’Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his social satire Parasite. It is the first Korean film to ever win the Palme and the second straight victory for an Asian director, following last year’s award for Shoplifters by Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda. . . .
The London office of the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) will host roadshows promoting tourism to Korea in northern European countries this year, beginning with Denmark and Finland in May. The Denmark event aims to take advantage of the 60th anniversary of Korea-Denmark diplomatic relations and year of mutual exchange between the two countries in order to raise awareness of Korea. Continue Reading . . .
They’re one of the world’s biggest K-pop superbands, and their YouTube views currently stack up to more than 6 billion. Recently, Blackpink played at Coachella where they continued to break records as the first ever female K-pop stars to take to the stage. They were even spotted by Will Smith when they were ‘K-pop trainees’ in Korea eight years ago. The band have Continue Reading . . .
To celebrate the launch of our summer advertising campaign, we’re offering 20 people the chance to win an array of delicious Korean snacks! To enter, simply: Snap a photo when you see one of our ads at a station or bus stop Upload it to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with #VisitKorea Tag us – VisitKorea London on Facebook, @KTOLondon on Continue Reading . . .
The London office of the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) has launched a new advertising campaign in central London to promote travel to Korea. Beginning this week at Victoria and Marylebone stations, the campaign will extend to several other major locations next week including central train stations such as St. Pancras International, Waterloo and Liverpool Street, as well as bus stops Continue Reading . . .
Sydkoreas huvudstad är en mångmiljonstad och ett neonblinkande virrvarr där natten är kung och selfiepinnarnas kamerablixtar blinkar non-stop. Vi guidar till de skönaste kvarteren, bästa shoppingställena och sevärdheterna du inte vill missa. . . .
Sør-Korea er et stykke “bort i veien”, men så verdt å reise til. Jeg besøkte Seoul og Busan (Sør-Koreas nest største by). Hvilken by likte jeg best? Umulig å si. I Busan får du strender, havn og verdens ferskeste sjømat. I Seoul får du storbyfølelsen med all galskap som det automatisk følger med. . . .
Det er enkelt å reise til Busan, Sør-Koreas nest største by, når man besøker Seoul. Hurtigtoget til Busan tar litt over to timer, og da er du fremme i havnebyen som blant annet er kjent for a arrangere “The Busan International Film Festival” hvert år. . . .
With a sprinkling of history mixed in with modern day living and huge skyscrapers Seoul in South Korea really is a fascinating spot to visit. And with such friendly natives, it is a prime place to take the children and introduce them to some very different cultures. They will mesmerized by the strange, but exotic and sweet tasting food and the enticing Continue Reading . . .