Are you a fan of Korean Entertainment? How about a fan of “Descendants of the Sun“? If you said yes to both of these, then you are in luck!
Last week, the Seoul Metropolitan Government announced a contest that is open to anyone who is interested. Through an online voting system, participants vote for the top ten tourist spots in Seoul. Participants can cast their votes through visitseoul.net and have a chance to win a number of prizes.
The contest will run until September 20th, and the prizes are pretty amazing! A few of the prizes listed are a round-trip ticket to Seoul and tickets to the 2016 Melon Music Awards. The motive behind the contest is to boost the Korean economy since China has banned Hallyu entertainment, causing a drop in entertainment revenue for South Korea. An interesting study by the Korea Tourism Organization showed that 75.6 percent of tourists visited places where dramas were filmed. So naturally, capitalizing on the hottest drama of the year was the cherry on top.
“Descendants of the Sun” took the world by storm, leaping boarders, captivating audiences of all backgrounds and languages. Both Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo became household names through this amazing drama, also becoming the hottest couple (or wished for couple) by fans. They were even given a nickname by their fans, in response to their amazing chemistry on the show. Their nickname, “Song Song couple“, is very fitting!
Like many massive successes in entertainment, “Descendants of the Sun” changed how people viewed Korea, even natives to the country. The show boosted the economy, drawing in massive waves of tourism to the area. It also shaped the fashion scene in Korea as well. Even the medical industry received a boost from the drama and its success. TTN Worldwide reported that the drama added millions of dollars to the publicity of the Korean medical capabilities.
The ten spots to be voted for are part of the locations that famous dramas have been filmed at, including some “Descendants of the Sun” spots. While the actors are not officially endorsing this contest, it is still a great opportunity for anyone who loves K-dramas, and most importantly, the Song-Song couple!
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