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)
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.
This is a cool work of art. Painted blocks of wood were used to form a huge fish on this wall.
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. (www.ibuzzkorea.com)
Outside the village, there was a wall filled with dragonflies and balloons which were made of wood and metal.
We dropped by the famous Angel in-us Coffee Shop for breakfast. We had it to-go since we’re already running very late.
P.S. The photos were taken using a camera phone. Credits to Lhynx Lim & Ritha Villahermosa for some of the photos that were used for this blog.