Published On: Thu, Feb 26th, 2015

South Korean television wants to make documentaries about Yucatán

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The programs, called ‘Atlas’ and ‘Walk around the World’, cover aspects of Korean Culture and Tourism in Yucatan.

Public Television and Radio KBS South Korea is interested in the attractions of Yucatán. Through the office of the Tourism Board of Mexico (CPTM) located in South Korea, they have approached the Secretary of Tourism Promotion (SEFOTUR ) which gave the green light to the two documentaries about the region and about Mayan Culture promoting the Yucatan as a vacation destination.

The documentaries will be televised in South Korea. KBS South Korea will make the films highlighting the local natural wonders, tourist attractions and “Magical Towns”.

The documentaries ‘Atlas’ and ‘Walk around the world’ will feature basic aspects the culture in Yucatan, haciendas, cenotes , corn fields, Habanero peppers, local cuisine, “mercados”, etc.

One of the films will show contemporary Merida and its colonial architecture, the history of the haciendas and plantations, and gastronomy.  It will also feature other locations such as the Coastal fishing village of Rio Lagartos and the Magical Towns of Valladolid and Izamal.

The director of Tourism Promotion SEFOTUR , Santiago González Abreu, said that this has been made possible through the good relationship between the Consejo de Promoción Turística de México (CPTM) in the administration of Governor Rolando Zapata Bello.

He explained KBS South Korea has been interested in visiting Yucatan for a long time now, and it was finally made possible through the combined efforts of State and Federal authorities.

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Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) is the national broadcaster of South Korea. It was founded in 1927, and operates radio, television and online services, being one of the biggest South Korean television networks.

KBS is a public corporation (공사, 公社) funded by the South Korean government and license fees, but managed independently.

As part of the Constitution, the president of KBS is chosen by the President of South Korea, after being recommended by its board of directors. Political parties in South Korea also have the right to name members of the KBS board of directors.





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