`Boys Over Flowers` star visits Bangkok

  • Published : Mar 30, 2010 - 15:58
  • Updated : Mar 30, 2010 - 15:58

Lee Min-ho, the hero of the KBS drama "Boys Over Flowers," gave his Thai fans a happy surprise as he visited Bangkok last week to film a commercial.

The four-day visit from April 9-12 took place despite the escalating political tension in the Southeast Asian country where a state of emergency has been declared.

Hundreds of fans crowded the international airport to welcome the 22-year-old Korean actor upon his arrival on Thursday, although the Korean adaptation of Japanese manga "Boys Over Flowers" is yet to be aired in Thailand.

Some 40 media outlets participated in a press conference held on Sunday at the Esplanade Cineplex, a major shopping and entertainment center in Bangkok.

In his interview with Thai media, Lee said he is very thankful that people recognize him through "Boys Over Flowers," and expressed hope that he will have the opportunity to visit Thailand often.