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2019 Reel from South Korea

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Memories of 2019

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Top contributor Chris Jeon created this spectacular reel showing the highlights of his work in 2019.  Shot mostly in his native South Korea, the video features a brilliant mix of landscape, urban, and action shots, including some epic timelapse/dronelapse sequences.  You'll be treated to some epic shots from the mountains and coastline of South Korea, its bustling cities, ports, and cultural and recreational sites.  At the 1:05 mark, there's even footage of some military exercises involving tanks and artillery pieces.

South Korea by Drone

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Fly By Korea

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South Korea hosted its second olympics in 2018, having hosted the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.  In connection with the XXIII Winter Olympics Games held in Pyeongchang (a city in the northeastern part of the country, not far from Seoul), AirVuz contributor Axlfro was hired to capture drone footage from around the country.  The result is a full blown aerial collage of this astonishingly beautiful country.  The video features footage of PyeongChang, as well as Gangneung, Samchock, and Sokcho.

Aerial Tour of South Korea

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Korea 4K - Land of Morning Calm (Busan, Geoje, Seoul)

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Contributor Majestic, winner of the innaugural Drone Video of the Week Award, created this stunning aerial tour of his country, South Korea.  Using a DJ Mavic Pro drone, the video contains amazing aerial footage of the Seoul and Busan skylines, as well as other sights from across the country.  The "star" of the video is the Lotte World Tower, Seoul's tallest building and the fifth tallest in the world as of year-end 2018.  Completed in 2016, the 115 floor skyscraper stands at 555 meters (over 1.8k ft.).

One Year with a Drone

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Travel in Korea - 1st Year YouTube anniversary!

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Contributor RoamwithJohn took up drones in his native South Korea.  He has since gone on to make dozens of aerial videos of his country as well as of other places he has traveled.  In this video, he presents a compilation of highlights of his work in South Korea over a year.  In the video, we are treated to bird's eye views of many of the most popular sites in the country, including Seoul, Busan (South Korea's Second City), and Jeju Island.  Strap yourself in for a ride over one of the world's most fascinating countries! 

Seoul, Busan, Jeju Islands

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Korean Air Business Class

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The strength of South Korea’s booming economy is reflected both by the rising skylines of its metropolitan centers, but also by the world’s continued interest in its dynamic range of exports - from telecommunications, electronics, autos, and even pop culture.  Drone pilot Timmy Choi captured creative and telling shots of Seoul, Busan, and Jeju island to share elegant aerial tour (and Drone Video of the Week nominee) of the commercial, ocean-side hubs of this modern and impressive country.

Winter in South Korea

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Drone Series: South Korea

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Top contributor Iris Films created this amazing aerial collage from a trip to South Korea.  The video was shot in the winter and beautifully captures this magical land in the dead of winter.  The video features some amazing "people shots" (check out the shot at :30, for example) as well as bird's eye views of the diverse landscapes of this East Asian country.  While South Korea is surrounded by ocean, it's far enough north that snowfall is not uncommon, especially in its mountainous interior.

The Mountains of Korea

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Mountains of KOREA

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While by far the most recognizable spots in South Korea are its giant cities which lie on its coastal plains, much of the interior of the country is covered by mountains. The country's highest mountains lie in range which runs just inland from the eastern coast, with another grouping in the southwest part of the country.  In this piece by topcontributor Chris Jeon, you'll get some magnificent aerial views of this little-seen side of South Korea. This video was a Drone Video of the Week Nominee in August, 2018. 

Seoul's Banpo Hangang Park

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Drone in Seoul - Banpo Hangang Park

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Banpo Hangang Park is siuated on the Han River in Seoul, the great metropolis which is both the capital of and the and largest city in South Korea.  AirVuz contributor Roam with John created an amazing video by flying his drone over this park during the day and also at night.  You'll get a splendid view of the park as well as the gleaming skyline of Seoul.  Having been thrust on the world stage as host of the 1988 Summer Olympics, Seoul is now the center of one of the world's largest metropolitan areas.    

Jeju Islands

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Jeju Shores

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Jeju is an island lying off the southern tip of South Korea, in a body of water known as the Korean Strait.  At over 1.8k square km (about 700 square mi), it is the country's largest island.  One of the most popular getaway destinations in the country, the island's volcano and lava tubes are a UNESCO World Heritage natural site.  In this beautiful video, contributor Majestic used a drone to film this exotic island.  The video shows the blue-green waters, sprawling beaches, and a small wind farm located off the shore of the island.    

Busan: Holi Festival

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Official Holi Hai 2017, Busan South Korea

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Holi Festivals are a Hindu tradition in which participants cover themselves in bright colots.  The festivals began in India but have become popular with non-Hindus throughout the world.  One of the largest  is the Holi Hai Festival of Colors in Busan, South Korea.  Contributor Aerial Aspects worked with the event's organizers to film the 2017 festival with a drone, providing us with an amazing aerial view of this sea of colors in the second-largest city of South Korea after the capital, Seoul.

Daegu: South Korea's #4 City

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Daegu A Tribute to Daefrica LOL

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See the city of Daegu, South Korea from an aerial perspective in this tribute by FMLife. Daegu is the primary city in the Yeongnam Region, which lies in the southeastern part of the country and coincides with the historical Gyeongsang Province.  It's the country's fourth largest city after Seoul, Busan, and Incheon.  Daegu lies in the Daegu Basin, part of a plain which covers much of this part of the country.  This video features views of the E-World 83 Tower, E-World amusment park, Daegu Stadium, and more. 

Incheon: South Korea's Third City

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FLY KOREA - South Korea_ Incheon "Songdo travel" 4K Drone Footage

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New contributor and pilot FLYKOREA created this amazing drone video of Incheon, South Korea.  The city sits in the northwestern part of the country and is considered part of Greater Seoul but is a substantial city in its own right - with a population of about three million, it's the country's third-largest after Seoul and Busan.  The video features footage of the ultra modern Incheon Art Center on the waterfront, the Incheon Daegyo Oceanscope, some of the city's shimmering skyscrapers, and more.  

Suncheon Bay

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Sunset of Suncheon Bay National Garden

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Suncheon Bay is a preserved wetland area near the southern tip of South Korea.  It's a significant ecological asset to the country, whose saltwater marshes provide greater resistance to pollution.  It is home to a number of unusual species such as the racoon dog and the whooper swan, as well as to a number of rare migratory birds.  Contributor Rabiies flew a drone over the area, providing us with a bird's eye view of this important ecological treasure.  Most of the bay is now part of Suncheon Bay National Park

Rural South Korea

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Soaring over South Korea | DJI Mavic Pro

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While Seoul is the most recognized part of South Korea, few people realize how large the country is and how much it has to offer outside of its capital city Seoul and other major urban areas.  It offers a stunning diversity of scenery, including mountains, national parks, seaside villages, and numerous rivers.  In this video, contributor Stevocious used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to treat us to a more comprehensive aerial tour of this magical Asian country, which covers a land area of just over 100k square km (around 38k square mi.).

Daegu: Korea's Fourth-Largest City

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Daegu -4th largest city in south korea

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For a first upload to AirVuz, nabinmewahang brings us this excellent aerial view of the city of Daegu in South Korea.  Located on a plain in the southeastern part of the country, Daegu is the country's fourth-largest city by population.  Daegu was situated within the Pusan Perimeter during the Korean War, and thus was spared from some of the ravages of that bloody conflict.  Beginning in the 1960's, the city became one of the centerpieces of South Korea's export-driven economic growth model and grew explosively.

FPV Diving Lotte Tower

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Diving Lotte Tower, World's Fifth Tallest Building

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In this first person view (FPV) video by contributor and drone pilot wons fpv, you'll see the tallest skyscraper in South Korea from an entirely new perspective.  Completed in 2016, the 123 story Lotte Tower stands almost 555 meters tall (just over 1.8k ft.) above the streets of Seoul.  Nearly twice as tall as the next tallest building in the capital city, it's the fifth tallest in the world as of early 2019.  Wons fpv advises that he flew with permission from the building and took appropriate safety precautions.    

Incheon's Songdo Central Park

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Songdo Central Park

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Check out this stunning drone video of a giant park in Incheon, South Korea, compliments of AirVuz contributor and pilot Chrisky.  Songdo Central Park is the centerpiece of the city's Songdo District, an area of reclaimed land along the waterfront of South Korea's third-largest city (after Seoul and Busan).  Inspired by New York's Central Park, Songdo Central Park covers about 40 hectares or around 110 acres.  The park was one of the major filming scenes for the 2012 music video "Gangnam Style" by Psy.

Statue in Busan

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Giant Pinocchio 4K UHD

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Content contributor Rabiies created this fascinating drone video of a landmark in the center of Busan, South Korea.  The giant rendition of the fairy tale character Pinocchio is in Centum City, an enormous redeveloped district in the eastern part of the city that sits on the site of the old Busan International Airport.  Busan is the country's second largest city sfter Seoul.  It is situated in the southeastern corner of the Korean Peninsula, and is home to one of the world's largest seaports.  

Guangueng, Gangwon Province

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OLYMPIC DRONIE

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Top contributor and pilot Zekedrone took this awesome dronie from the town of Guangueng, South Korea.  It's a coastal city situated in the Gangwon Province which covers the northeastern part of the country.  Located less than an hour's drive northeast of the city of Pyeonchang, Gangwon hosted the skating competitions for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.   A nearby attraction is Jeongdongjin, a smaller town which is the famous throughout South Korea as a spot to watch the sun rise on New Year's Day.

The Ara Canal

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FLY KOREA - South Korea_ Incheon "Ara" Water way - travel" 4K Drone Footage

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Check out this drone video of a major new canal in South Korea, compliments of FLYKOREA.  The Ara Canal connects the Han River (one of the country's most important waterways) to the Yellow Sea on the western side of the Korean Peninsula.  It runs between the Seo District of Incheon (South Korean's third largest city and part of Greater Seoul) to the Seo District of Seoul.  Completed in 2012 at considerable cost, the canal was built both to provide outdoor leisure opportunities as well as for flood control.  

Naejangsan National Park

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Naejangsan National Park 내장산국립공원

RoamwithJo...

Top contributor RoamwithJohn created this beautiful drone video from South Korea's Naejangsan National Park.  The park sits on the border of the  Jeollabuk-do and Jeollanam-do provinces, with together cover the southwestern portion of the country.  The setting of the park is the area around Naejangsan Mountain, and is known particularly well for its brilliant fall colors (which you'll see in the video).  The park is a popular weekend destination from Seoul, a roughly three hour drive to the north.  

Incheon's Islands

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FLY KOREA - South Korea_ Incheon Yeongheung & Sunjae Island 4K Drone Footage

FLYKOREA...

The bay of the Yellow Sea around Incheon, South Korea is home to a number of islands.  Two of the more prominent ones are  Yeongheung and Seonjae Islands.  Connected since 2001 by the Yeongheung Bridge, they link to Daebudo Island to the east, which connects directly to the mainland in several spots just south of South Korea's third largest city.  In this drone video by contributor FLYKOREA, you will get an aerial tour of Yeongheung and Seonjae Islands.  The entire area is considered part of Greater Seoul.

Myeongji Ocean City, Greater Busan

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Myeongji Ocean City by Drone Footage

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Check out this drone video of a massive residential development on the waterfront of greater Busan, South Korea, compliments of Ghost Captain Studios.  It's called Myeongji Ocean City, and it's built on reclaimed land on the estuary of the Nakdong River, the country's longest waterway.  It lies just a few km/mi to the west of Busan, more or less directly south of Gimhae International Airport.  Busan is the country's second largest city and its harbor is home to South Korea's largest seaport.

FPV of the Year Winner from South Korea

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Huge Abandoned Hotel in Korea

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One of the world's top first person view (FPV) pilots, JohnnyFPV went to South Korea and happened upon this massive building complex bando.  As seen in this freestyle footage, there are quite a few vacancies in this spot.  He glides smoothly from floor to floor, and building to building in his classically juicy style full of perfectly executed flips, dives, and rolls...classic JohnnyFPV.  This video was voted a winner of the first annual AirVuz Drone Video Awards in the Freestyle category in 2017.

Winter in the Mountains of South Korea

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A tale of Winter - Beautiful snow landscape in Korea

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Top contributor Chris Jeon created this marvelous drone video from the snow-covered mountains of South Korea.  While the country is nearly surrounded by water, a series of mountain ranges run down the northeastern south-central parts of the country.  With elevations reaching as high as 1.5k meters above sea level (a bit over 5k ft.), these mountainous areas receive substantial snowfall during the winter months.    The video features some incredible views of this winter wonderland, including a wind farm located on a high ridge.  

Gangwon Province: Gangneung Beach

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GANGNEUNG BEACH

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Top contributor zekedrone created this amazing drone video of Gangneung Beach, one of the most popular beach destinations in South Korea.  The beach is located on the Sea of Japan in the Gangwon Province, which occupies the northeastern part of the country.  Its long beachfront is known as being one of the country's best spots to see the sun rise.  The beach lies a bit to the north of the town of Jeongdongjin, which is famous throughout the country as the spot to watch the sun rise on New Year's Day.  

South Korea's Largest Marina

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Jeongok Port

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Check out this drone video of one of South Korea's largest marinas, compliments of AirVuz contributor and pilot Chrisky.  It's called Jeongok Port, and it's located in the city of Hwaseong, about a 90 minute drive southwest of Seoul and a somewhat shorter distance south of Incheon.  The center of South Korea's growing yacht culture, the marine has hosted several internationally recognized yachting races.  The video was shot as the sun was setting over the Yellow Sea to the west.  

Siheung, Gyeonggi Province

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Sun rise and Sun set in South Korea

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About half of South Korea's population of a bit over 50 million resides in Greater Seoul.  While this megalopolis lies on the delta of the Han River, a short trip outside the core urban area yields a vastly different landscape.  In this drone video, you will get a sunrise and sunset view of a hilly area just outside of Greater Seoul.  It was filmed around the municipality of Siheung.  Siheung lies in the southern part of the Gyeonggi Province, which surrounds the city of Seoul and is actually South Korea's most populous province.  

Yeongheungdo Island, Incheon

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Small island in Korea

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Yeongheungdo is one of a series of islands off South Korea's western coast on the Yellow Sea, which separates the Korean Peninsula from Mainland China.  Located due south of Incheon International Airport, it's part of the municipality of Incheon, South Korea's third-largest city.  Since 2001, it's been connected by bridge to the neighboring island of Seonjae-do, which in turn is connected to the mainland.   Seen from above in this drone video by Chrisky, the island is home to about 4k permanent residents.  

Seoul's Jamsil Park

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Seoul Jamsil Hangang River Park

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Jamsil Park is one of the great recreational spaces of Seoul, South Korea.  It's part of a 12 park system known as Hangang Park, which was built in the early 1980's partly in anticipation of the country's hosting the 1988 Summer Olympics.  Jamsil Park lies on the south side of the Han River, just south of central Seoul.  The park features numerous green spaces, biking and walking trails, seven swimming pools, and other amenities.  It also hosts the annual Hangang Spring Flower Festival.

River Junction in Yangpyeong

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Yangpyeong - Two Water Head

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AirVuz contributor and pilot Chrisky brings us this excellent drone video of one of the most important points in the river system of South Korea.  Sometimes called "Two Water Head Lake", it's actually not a lake per se but the confluence of the Bukhang and Namhang Rivers to form the Han River, which flows westwards through Seoul and then discharges into the Yellow Sea.  The two major tributaries join in  Yangpyeong County in Gyeonggi Province, the giant territory which surrounds the South Korean capital city.  

Wolmido Island, Incheon

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Incheon Sea - Wolmido Island

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South Korea's Wolmido Island lies about a kilometer (.6 mi.) off the mainland of Incheon, the great seaport city near the northwestern corner of the country.  Connected by bridge since 1989 and by monorail since 2019, the island has become a popular daytime excursion from Incheon, which is now considered part of Greater Seoul.  Wolmido lies a bit to the east of the artificial island which was built in connection with the construction of Incheon International Airport, the country's primary international air travel gateway. 

Daegwallyeong: Mountain Pass in Gangwon Province

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Snow covered village

Chrisky...

Check out these fantastic drone views of the snow-covered mountains of South Korea, compliments of AirVuz contributor and pilot Chrisky.  It's a village near the Daegwallyeong pass in the Taebaek Mountains, which run down much of the eastern side of the Korean Peninsula. The pass connects the regions of Yeongseo and Yeongdong of Gangwon Province, the northeasternmost of South Korea's nine provinces (not counting its city-provinces).  The pass sits at an altitude of about 800 meters above sea level or around 2.7k ft.   

FPV: Gangneung Olympic Park

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Olympic Park in Korea (Gangneung)

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Gangneung is a city on the east coast of South Korea.  The city was the host of four of the venues featured in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games: Gangneung Hockey Centre, home of men’s ice hockey; Gangneung Curling Centre, home to the curling competition; Gangneung Oval which housed the speed skating track; Gangneung Ice Area, home to speed skating’s short track and figure skating.  In this video, RussellFPV flew his first person view (FPV) quad at through the area, earning himself a spot on the FPV Pilots to Watch list in April, 2019.

Gyeonggi Province's Siheung Gaetgol Eco Park

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Gaetgol Ecological Park

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Check out this fantastic drone video of South Korea's Gaetgol Ecological park, compliments of AirVuz contributor and pilot Chrisky.  The park is located just a few km/mi southeast of Incheon, and a bit further to the southwest of Seoul.  Home to some of the last undeveloped wetland in the estuary that forms the northwestern corner of the country, it's designed to protect and display the eco-system that has largely been displaced by the sprawling expanse of the Gyeonggi Province which surrounds the national capital city of Seoul. .  

Jeonju: Korean Gastronomic Center

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Jeonju - 16th largest city in south Korea

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Take an aerial tour of an important provincial city in South Korea, compliments of  nabinmewahang.  The city of Jeonju is the capital of the North Jeolla Province in the southwestern part of the country.  Founded in the first century BC, it's well known for its cultural heritage.  South Korea's 16th-largest city as of 2019, it's particularly well-known for its traditional cooking; in 2012 it was selected as one of the Creative Cities for Gastronomy as part of UNESCO's Creative Cities Network. 

Gyeongju: Ancient Silla Capital

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Gyeongju - South Korea | A cinematic aerial film

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Check out these drone views of the South Korean city of Gyeongju, compliments of contributor nabinmewahang.  Situated near the southeastern corner of the country, Gyeongju was the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Silla, which ruled over much of the Korean Peninsula during the First Millennium AD.  The video features footage of the Gyeongju World Culture Expo Park, Gyeongju World & California Beach, International Convention Center, Silla Millennium Park, Bomun Lake, and more.

FPV Video: Rugged Danyan County

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Danyang in beautiful Korea / Russell FPV FreeStyLe

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Danyang County is situated in South Korea's North Chungcheong Province, in the east-central part of the country. Like much of South Korea's interior, the geographical terrain is mostly mountainous and very rugged except for some fo the urban areas and villages found in the few valleys and hills. See those mountains, a beautiful lake bed, and historic pagodas in this freestyle first person view (FPV) fight by talented pilot RussellFPV. The flight earned him an AirVuz Pilot to Watch in March of 2019.

Captioned Jeju Drone Tour

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Jeju Journey 2020 [Part I]

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Top contributor Droneland created this aerial tour of South Korea's Jeju Island, which lies just south of the mainland in the Korea Strait.  The first stop is tiny Udo Island, a satellite just east of the main island.  Then it's on to Jeongbang Falls, a famous waterfall on the main island.  From there you'll head to Cheonjiyeon Falls, which is located on the island's southern shore. Other featured spots include the rocky cliffs of Oedolgae just west of the city of Seogwipo, and Jeju City, on the island's northern coast.   

FPV: Incheon's Posco Tower,

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Posco Tower - Songdo FPV drone dive

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Check out this first person view (FPV) video of an epic dive of one of South Korea's tallest skyscrapers, compliments of AirVuz contributor and FPV pilot Appa FPV.  He flew his racing quad up and over the Posco Tower in Songdo International Business District, a waterfront redevelopment project in Incheon, about 30 km (around 20 mi.) southwest of Seoul.  Completed in 2011, the 68 story mixed-use project has an architectural height of 305 meters or just over a thousand feet.  As of early 2020, it's South Korea's fourth-tallest building.  

VFX South Korea

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KOREAN MIRRORWORLD

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Top content creator and pilot Rufus Blackwell combined some fantastic drone footage from South Korea and his well-recognized editing skills to create this amazing vfx-enhanced video of the East Asian country.  You will see some familiar and less familiar sights of this impressive nation from an entirely new perspective.  The video features "mirror image" views of some of the country's cities, beautiful coastlines, and interior area as well as some action shots of a formation of kitesurfers.  

Profile of RoamwithJohn

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The Drone Dish: RoamwithJohn

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Contributor John Lee, aka RoamwithJohn, hails from Seoul, South Korea.  While he travels the world making drone videos, some of his best come from his home country, including his videos of Seoul, Neejangshan National Park, and other spots.  His videos are featured prominently in the AirVuz South Korea collection, among others.  In this episode of the Drone Dish, host Tyler Mason chats with John about his interest in aerial videography, his travels, and his favorite spots to fly in South Korea.  

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