Gamcheon Culture Village became a top photo-op stop after a bunch of students turned a slummy seaside village into a mural and graffiti covered residential area.
The locals call it the “Machu Picchu of Busan”, which is a massive exaggeration. Nevertheless, it’s a cute place to check out if you have the time.
You can wander around
take in the sights
and enjoy coffee and the best view at Avant Garde.
The brightly painted village has quirky decorations
and cute pictures that create a cheerful effect.
Everything is decorated from stairwells to carparks.
A popular option for many tourists is to complete the scavengerish hunt.
Buy a map, get stamped to show you’ve visited the specified places,
and get Gamcheon Culture Village postcards as a prize.
Cat tax for those who’ve made it this far.
Would you like to visit Gamcheon Culture Village?
Take subway line 1 to Toseong Station and get out at exit 6.
Take bus no 2 or 2-2 from Busan Pusan National University Hospital
and get out at Gamcheon Elementary School.
Photos by Rheedan