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This viral Korea tourism video has over 30 MILLION views (VIDEO)

The Korea Tourism Organization has released a series of music videos that reimagine traditional Korean folk songs in stunning modern vignettes that juxtapose the country’s history with its colorful present.
A still from the hip-hop version of the Korean folk song "Arirang."

If two years of sitting still has got you itching to hop on a plane and soak in the culture of a new country, we’ve got just the thing for you.

The Korea Tourism Organization has released a series of videos that feature modern interpretations of traditional Korean folk songs, each highlighting the unique sights and sounds of a different Korean city.  

The video below, which currently has 30,323,807 views, takes a journey through the nation’s capital of Seoul set to a hip-hop interpretation of the traditional song “Arirang”.

The cinematic video traverses bustling markets, high-tech urban centres, and ancient temples, highlighting actual people, places, and things you can experience on your next for real visit. 

From the charming Horangii Coffee shop to the sprawling views of Naksan Park, this tourism-video-turned-music-video is one of the most captivating ways to plan out your next great adventure. Fortunately it’s not the only video of this kind.

The Feel the Rhythm of Korea series highlights some of Korea’s lesser known must-visit travel destinations, perfect for virtual travellers and eager globetrotters alike. You can watch the full playlist HERE, and check out more of our favourite destinations below:

In this video, the coastal city of Busan is featured alongside an R&B version of a traditional Korean sea shanty, celebrating the region's gorgeous rolling fields, mountains, rivers, and lilac-tinged skies. 

Officially known as Busan Metropolitan City, Busan is the second largest city in South Korea in terms of population and also South Korea’s unofficial summer capital. Home to Haeundae Beach, the largest beach in the country, Busan has colourful towns and scenic natural treasures.

The city of Suncheon, which is scored by a reinterpretation of the Korean folk song, "Sae Taryeong” below, begins in a rural homestead, following the daily lives of locals from work to a heart-warming community dinner.  

A lesser known destination in Korea, this agricultural city is full of temples, nature preserves, and Suncheon Open Film Location -- an open film set consisting of three villages each representing a different era from the 1950s to the 1970s. It has approximately 200 houses and is the largest film set in Korea! 

Ultimately that’s what makes these videos so special, it’s their ability to showcase unlikely destinations, gardening millions of views on the faces and places that make a country like Korea unlike anywhere else in the world. 

If you’re looking to discover more than tourist destinations, and discover some musicians, songs, and history along the way, you should view the full playlist HERE

And if you’re ready to travel for real, you can visit the Korea Tourism Organization on Instagram and Facebook today.