Busan Gamcheon Culture Village, Busan

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Nicknamed the "Machu Picchu of Busan," Busan Gamcheon Culture Village represents a residential environment decorated with elaborate murals and sculptures made by young local crafters. The vibrant Lego-shaped neighborhood in the foothills of a coastal mountain offers visitors many interesting activities. Visit the workshops to see how the local community creates and exhibits works of art, take pottery classes, flower arranging lessons, or join a scavenger hunt, for which you just have to buy a map and wear comfortable shoes. After you finish searching for treasures, head down to the cafes and restaurants to enjoy delicious dishes and immerse yourself in the calm ambience. To visit Busan Gamcheon Culture Village on your trip to Busan, use our Busan vacation builder site.
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  • A must visit here. You can purchase the map of the village where you collect stamps of all the sites you're supposed to see. Makes it a bit more interactive. However, there aren't exactly clear signs....  more
    A must visit here. You can purchase the map of the village where you collect stamps of all the sites you're supposed to see. Makes it a bit more interactive. However, there aren't exactly clear signs....  more »
  • This village was built during the Korean war by the refugees from the northern part of the country. It is colorful and lots to see. Many photo zones can be gound. 
    This village was built during the Korean war by the refugees from the northern part of the country. It is colorful and lots to see. Many photo zones can be gound.  more »
  • Gamcheon Cultural Village is a wonderful testament to the Korean people's resilience. Once a low income housing area that was quickly and cheaply filled with citizens fleeing the war, it has since... 
    Gamcheon Cultural Village is a wonderful testament to the Korean people's resilience. Once a low income housing area that was quickly and cheaply filled with citizens fleeing the war, it has since...  more »
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  • This is a nice place from a distance but it's just a ordinary village that was painted bright colors to draw a crowd. I prefer unique architecture or historical significance but this had neither. I been to many villages in Europe that infused color and design but this just doesn't compare.
  • The culture village was breath taking. I recommend taking a taxi or bus to the top since it's a long a steep walk. I walked but was a little sweaty by the time I got to the top. They had little stalls for food or drinks. I had some of the best orange juice I've had in my life. The view was amazing. Never seen anything like it.
  • A beautiful village upon the mountains top, the mountain that became a place of refuge is now turned into a village. You can study about history of this place at the museum which is first after entering into the village. I loved going here It reminded me of My country India, almost like Darjeeling, off course both have their uniqueness.
  • Walking around this place feels like you're in a story book. The colorful buildings hide some very unique cafes and interesting shops. I was only here for about an hour, but you can definitely spend several hours here if you plan it right... plenty of Instagram-worthy spots.
  • Must see - it's really beautiful and the people there are friendly. You can send postcards home for 500won per postcard - best deal I saw so far. You can just buy a postcard they even give you a pen on the information office to write on it and sent it from the office right after!

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