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South Korean Actor Song Joong Ki Of 'Descendants Of The Sun' Becomes Tourism Promotional Ambassador

By April 3, 2016 at 11:59 pm
Actor Song Joong Ki is appointed tourism ambassador. He plays a soldier who falls in love with a doctor, played by Song Hye Kyo in the current megahit "Descendants of the Sun." This picture has Korean military medical nurse Jung Mi Yu talks with an Afgh (Photo : Paula Bronstein | Getty Images Korea)

According to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, South Korean actor Song Joong Ki, the actor who portrays Captain Yoo Shi Jin of the Alpha Team of the ongoing Asian sensation "Descendants of the Sun" has been appointed by the Korean Tourism Organization to be its promotional ambassador, reported The ChosunIlbo. He will appear in commercials to promote the country's tourism which will be shot in Taebaek and Jeongseon, former mining cities in Gangwon Province.

Megahit "Descendants of the Sun" is about South Korean peacekeepers and volunteers from the medical field who were sent to Urok, the fictional faraway and war-torn country. The story is a romantic tale between Captain Yoo and Dr. Kang Mo Yeon, played by Song Hye Kyo.

It is the first South Korean drama that airs simultaneously in South Korea and China with consistent high viewership ratings in both countries, giving the boost to the fame of its stars.

The cities actor Song Joong Ki will promote were the main venues of "Descendants of the Sun" which will be developed for tourism so visitors would experience Korean culture, contemporary or traditional, said The Korea Times. The commercials are set to be airing in early July in China, Japan and Southeast Asian nations, said the ministry.

Actor Song Joong Ki of "Descendants of the Sun" appeared as a guest on "News9" of KBS TV on March 30, as the first ever celebrity to be on the news broadcast in person. He caused commotion among female fans upon arriving at the KBS building for his interview. He was escorted from a parking lot to the elevator and created fangirl madness in the building as girls yelled when they caught a glimpse of the dashing actor, shared Soompi. The staff member of the building lined up along a hallway to catch a peek of the DOTS star and take photos.

In the elevator, actor Song Joong Ki was told by KBS variety department director, "I'm enjoying watching it," referring to "Descendants of the Sun." The actor, who was just appointed tourism ambassador thanked him and replied, laughing: "I am too."

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