tvN's brand new travelogue, Experience the Real Thailand is here featuring South Korean boy band 2PM members Nichkhun and Jun. K. The single epsiode programme aims at presenting the unique and REAL side of Thailand to Asian audiences through a fun, relaxing and authentic experience. The show is fully supported by Tourism Authority of Thailand.
Before shooting began, Mr. Chattan Kunjara Na Ayudhya, TAT's Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications, attended a welcome dinner hosted by CJ E&M HK at the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's Park Hotel, for Nichkhun and Jun. K. Although being a Thai-American, Nichkhun hasn't spent much time in Thailand due to his overseas studies, the dinner gave him and Jun. K a chance to exchange with Mr. Chattan and deepen their understanding of the REAL Thailand and its culture before they embark on their journey in various cities of Thailand.
After a night's rest, the duo officially started off their vacation in Thailand beginning with Bangkok. Their itinerary included cultural landmarks as the Temple of Dawn and the Reclining Buddha Temple. They also enjoyed Thai fine dining, took a Muay Thai class and experienced a traditional Thai massage to soothe their body.
The duo then travelled to Lampang, to get a chance to create their own Lamapng bowl and visit the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre. Heading up north, Nichkhun and Jun. K spent some time in Chiang Mai, another popular tourist destination where tradition and modernity meets, to see the Tunnel Temple and savour every bite of mouth-watering Thai street food.
Both Nichkhun and Jun. K expressed total excitement towards their much-needed Thai getaway together, visiting some of the most iconic and unique spots, explore the REAL Thailand, as well as tasting all the oh-so-famous Thai cuisines.
"I feel especially honoured to be hosting the show and hope that my Thai-root can help unveil the true charisma of Thailand to Asian audiences." - Nichkhun
"I have been longing for a good buddy trip with Nichkhun and the shooting presented this opportunity to make it happen. He is my tour guide and I relied on him wholeheartedly throughout the trip!" - Jun. K
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