KTO Offers Virtual Travel Experiences

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    December 10, 2020 11:28

    The Korea Tourism Organization has launched a service offering a collection of videos that contain snapshots of key travel destinations in Korea. The service aims to capture the interest of those overseas who are currently unable to travel due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    Adrienne Hill, an American "influencer" living in Korea, recently uploaded a video on her YouTube channel in which she visits various historical sites, cafés, and trendy spots in Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province on an electric scooter with a Korean tour guide.

    Gyeongju is a city studded with cultural and historic sites. Packed with fun and useful travel information, the video is trending among a wide range of viewers who find it interesting.

    ◆ American 'Influencer' Invites Virtual Travel to Historic City of Gyeongju

    In the 12-minute-long video, the first destination Hill and her Korean guide visit is the Daereungwon Tomb Complex, which is the largest of its kind there. The complex's towering burial mounds are a surreal sight in the middle of a modern city.

    They also visit Gyeongju's trendy street frequented by youngsters, called "Hwanglidan-gil," which is full of instagrammable spots, unique eateries, cafés, bookstores and souvenir shops.

    Then they head to Gyeongju World Culture Expo Park and Cheomseongdae, a 1,400-year-old astronomical observatory. They also quiz each other on the various local specialties, allowing viewers to guess and learn about the city.

    The video has garnered nearly 60,000 clicks with feedback from viewers around the world. Many of them express their eagerness to travel to Korea once the pandemic ends.

    It is available in English on Hill's YouTube channel, as well as the one for the KTO and elsewhere.

    For those interested, browse the link at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4LXZsWEdWI-T8MNKljOb3A

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