South Korea With Alexander Armstrong on SBS – Alexander Armstrong embarks on an epic journey across one of the most influential countries on Earth – South Korea.
It’s emerged from the ashes of a terrible twentieth century -Japanese occupation, war, and dictatorship to be the tenth biggest economy in the world. Along with being a manufacturing powerhouse, Korea is famed for its cultural exports. K-Pop, K-Drama, K-everything. Where would we be without Squid Game, Korean BBQ and BTS? Alexander hits the streets of Seoul and Busan to find out, and also takes in the splendours of Korean’s favourite holiday playground, Jeju island, for a surreal blend of volcanic beaches, shamanistic rituals and fascinating foods on an epic adventure!
Series One, Episode Two:
It’s the second phase of Alexander Armstrong’s journey around South Korea where he continues his exploration of its bustling capital Seoul. He takes a water taxi across the great River Han then heads for the historical centre where he marvels at the splendour of Seoul’s 14th Century Gyeongbokgun Palace. Here he takes in the colourful changing of the guard ceremony after being guided around the palace grounds and shown the intricate architecture of the throne area.
South Korea With Alexander Armstrong – New Series Premiere – Monday, 13 March at 8.30pm on SBS and SBS on Demand (3 Parts)
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