Autumn in South Korea – Goodbye Busan, Hello Again Seoul! (Day 3)

Before we left for Seoul, we took a cab from Tower Hill Hotel to Gamcheon-dong Culture Village.  (15 to 20-minute ride, around KRW 8,000)

The entrance
The entrance
The photographers and the model

When we arrived, we saw a photo session.  I don’t know if it was for a print or online publication or just a photo shoot for fun.

A failed attempt to create a panorama

This is a cool work of art.  Painted blocks of wood were used to form a huge fish on this wall.

Pants used as plant holders
Pants used as plant holders.  Really creative.
I'm fond of houses made of bricks
I’m fond of houses made of bricks.  It keeps the wolf away.
The stairs had designs too. Pieces of round wood painted with different swirls.  It was also coated with a different material.  I’m not sure what it was.
White flowers and houses
Busan’s Santorini

Santorini in Busan? It’s Gamcheon Culture Village!

Touted as Busan’s Santorini, Gamcheon Culture Village 감천문화마을 was formed by Korean War refugees back in 1950. Thanks to the governments effort to beautify and promote the culture village, it has turned into a tourist attraction in Busan with its distinctive, multicolored terraced houses, which is a rare sight in modern days.

Besides resident houses that are still occupied, there are also special 집s (Houses) or rather, mini gallery or exhibition rooms, known as House of Light, House of Darkness, House of Peace, etc. around the village that were established to convey relevant messages to visitors. (

Dragonflies and balloons

Outside the village, there was a wall filled with dragonflies and balloons which were made of wood and metal.

Goodbye Busan!
Angel in-us Coffee
Angel in-us Coffee outside Busan KTX Station.

We dropped by the famous Angel in-us Coffee Shop for breakfast.  We had it to-go since we’re already running very late.

Train ride to Seoul

P.S.  The photos were taken using a camera phone.  Credits to Lhynx Lim for some of the photos that were used for this blog. :)

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