The Gamcheon Culture Village in Busan, ah I am in love. I first read about this place in a newspaper article shortly after arriving to Korea. The article had a picture of the colorful stair stepped houses which I promptly cut out and taped to my fridge. I loved the look of the village and mentally added it to my must see list. Well two years later I have finally seen it and it was definitely worth the wait. If you’d like you can read more about the Village’s interesting history here. When I first entered into the Village I was greeted by murals, cool sculptures, and and funky building decorations. I felt a smile cross my face and I knew I was hooked. I couldn’t wait to make way through the narrow alleyways deeper into the Village to see what else I would discover.
Pigeons with human faces, who wouldn’t want to see more?
These jeans were made for walking.
In addition to the adorable homes there are galleries, shops that sell cute souvenirs, and cafes that offer tasty treats.
So I loved the cat just hanging out.
Mmm, that’s a whole lot of delicious right there.
Even the cotton candy is in colorful layers, seriously? lol
The place just calls to be explored.
Go ahead and eat that cotton candy and cake because you are going to get your exercise. 😉
Here are a few of the murals you can see.
I totally agree with Mr. Chaplain. 🙂
I don’t think you can even call yourself a tourist spot in Korea if you don’t have a place to lock in your love! lol
I walked around this place for a good four hours but I absolutely could have stayed longer. It’s fun and it’s funky.
Is that a house with an elephant head? Yes, yes it is.
And then you have the house painted like a spotted cow.
It’s absolutely beautiful! If you are in Busan the Gamcheon Culture Village is not to be missed.
The easiest way to get there is to go to the Toseong Subway Station on Line 1 use exit 6 and then to hail a taxi to take you to the top of the hill. Have fun!