The South Korean heartthrob, Lee Jae-wook, who steals the spotlight (and hearts) through the hit Netflix series “Alchemy of Souls” has recently been appointed as the Honorary Ambassador of Korea Tourism Organisation.
To officially receive his appointment and mark his first role as the Honorary Ambassador, Lee Jae-wook made a special trip to Malaysia for the “Annyeong Kawan with Lee Jae-wook” meet and greet session with lucky fans.
“Together with Lee Jae-wook, we are excited to present South Korea’s unique and attractive experiences through a series of videos on our social media channels and at the in-person meet and greet session. We expect a positive response from Malaysian fans, particularly K-drama and K-pop fans,” said Mr. Yang Kyung Soo, Managing Director of Korea Tourism Organisation, during the press conference of the event.
The rising star also shares his favourite spot in Seoul during the fun-filled event, which is the iconic Han River, and reveals that he goes there almost every week to decompress from his busy schedule.
Often dubbed as the beating heart of Seoul, Han River is one of the longest rivers in Korea Peninsula that flows through three provinces: Gangwon-do, Chungcheongbuk-do, and Gyeonggi-do.
So, what can you do along the Han River? Read on to find out some of the activities that you may enjoy there – and no, stalking Lee Jae-wook is not one of them.
- Have a picnic
They say, when in Rome, do as the Romans do; so when in Seoul, let’s do as the Seoulites do. Having a picnic along the Han River is a popular pastime among the locals. Take advantage of the expansive parks on the riverbank and throw the blanket over a patch of grass for a relaxing evening. You can even order some take-outs to be delivered to you!
- Go on a river cruise
Cruising is possibly the best way to explore Han River in one go. You will also get to admire plenty of Seoul’s popular attractions including Namsan Seoul Tower and 63 Square as the boat lumbers about the calm waters of the river. There are several slots to choose from, but all come with buffet meals and live performances.
But if prefer to stay on land instead, cycling is also a great alternative to explore the areas. You can find several rental outlets at any parks by the riverbank, but we recommend the one in Yeouido Hangang Park as it is centrally located, hence, easiest to access and has plenty of things to see.
- Play water sports
For the more active travellers, get your adrenaline fix by taking part in the water sports available here, which include flyboarding, wakeboarding, and windsurfing. You can find the operators for such activities at Ttukseom Hangang Park, Yeouido Hangang Park, Jamwon Hangang park.
- Ride the tubester
If you yearn for an intimate and romantic evening, go on a tubester ride at Some Sevit, a cultural complex on the southern Han River. The views are just simply magical as the city glimmers with lights. You can also bring your own snacks and drinks aboard the tubester.
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