Busan Gamcheon Culture Village

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Busan Gamcheon Culture Village

Busan Gamcheon Culture Village
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Solo
I cannot recommend this enough. I spent 4 days in Busan seeing practically everything. I did this on the last day and it was my favourite attraction. Loved the colours. I felt like I was back in South America. Walk and enjoy. Wear good shoes as you will climb up and down and some of the paving is uneven. I was doing a photography walking tour with a guide. If you go alone, get an information leaflet which will point out the main attractions and trails. It is easy to get lost! Residents do live here so be mindful with noise. There are a few eateries located around. As I said I was with a guide, otherwise transport wise you need to take a bus from the nearest metro station or a taxi.
Written June 8, 2022
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Bruce S
Taichung, Taiwan8 contributions
Couples
The culture village is fun to walk through. We walked up to the location from our hotel in Nampo. And that was great for seeing this unique neighborhood. It may be too hot in summer but it was great in winter. Across from the village entrance is an elementary school and up the road behind and past the school is the entry to the forest walk with great views. The sculpture area is at the end of the walk. Spend 90 minutes at least to enjoy the round trip with time to take pictures and enjoy nature before entering the village later in the afternoon. Watch the lights come on as evening comes then walk down (or take the local bus) to the nearby subway. One of our favorite days in Busan.
Written February 12, 2020
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megsmy
Singapore, Singapore71 contributions
Friends
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 of how to finish the course so I was a little lost. Or maybe it's just me. Having said that, everyone should still give this place a visit. It's easily accessible via local bus lines.
Written May 15, 2022
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Tricia D
Fort Worth, TX120 contributions
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 been refurbished to the thriving, colorful, artistic village it is today. There are plenty of shops and cafes to visit with a plethora of photo opportunities in between. I suggest parking near the top and grabbing a map at the tourism office. We parked at the bottom and were sort of clueless as we wandered around looking for the iconic photo drops that I have seen in so many pictures.
Written June 6, 2021
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SiYauKai
Vancouver, Canada108 contributions
Located on a hill side of mountain, it would be quite a task to "walk" to this attraction! Taking a bus or taxi would be recommended, and you'll see why when you're there. There are lots of souvenir stores to check out, and coffee places, especially roof top ones where you can see the "view" of the place). There are also viewing points (with cartoon character "The Little Prince" statue) to take pictures, you just have to walk around to find them or locate where the line up is for people wanting to take a picture with this statue :)
Written January 17, 2020
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WeiHuang91
Singapore, Singapore699 contributions
Really love how colorful is this village, and I can always find that there are just so many things to do around here! Brought my mum here this time round and she really enjoyed herself here!

In this cultural village you find that your sight is always been captured by the artsy walls and the very nice designs. The architecture of this village was also very unique where you can just go in any alley and every new place you explore is a whole new sight for you!

There are also plenty of food options for you to have around here, from simple street food to maybe some light snacks and refreshments. If you are looking for some souvenirs to bring back home, you can definitely find them here as they have a really wide range of cartoon characters to really exquisite art pieces.

Overall, will really recommend first time visitors to Busan to really drop by here!
Written March 23, 2020
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TravelerTrecker
Houston702 contributions
This is considered as one of the main attractions of Busan. I was not very impressed. The Gamcheon village is a small, somewhat colorful, clean area that is part of a large, somewhat financially deprived neighborhood in Busan. It is an area that has been developed to promote tourism to the area. There are several interesting murals around the main road and many shops that mainly sell common , touristy souvenirs. The only shop that called my attention, sells cute sweets made of "cotton" ; these sweets are decorated with faces and it is nice to see how they are made. There is tourist office at the entrance that is not very informative.

The views of Busan are nice and there are several places from where you can see the port and the ocean. It was not crowded. It is nice to visit the Gamcheon village in the afternoon. The sunset is lovely. The stores close around 600 pm.

We arrived by metro and walked to the Village. You have to be in good shape to do this. It is far and hilly. It is better to take the metro and then a taxi or take a bus or simply take a taxi from wherever you are located (more expensive) but more comfortable.

Once in the village, it is easy to walk around. Plan a visit for one hour.
Written May 27, 2020
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Panda055
Melbourne, Australia552 contributions
Couples
We caught two subway lines from our hotel in Hyundae to visit the Gamcheon culture village. Then a bus ride to the village.
The Village was built during the 1920s and 30s, for the poor people in Busan and to provide local labour. The brightly painted houses have turned the village into a popular tourist attractions. Being built on a steep mountain-side slope makes the village quite unique and it features many souvenir shops and cafes.
Written February 20, 2020
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J W
Singapore, Singapore102 contributions
Solo
Colourful houses perched on the hillside.
Loved the art scupltures and wall paintings where one can chill out at the cafes.

Corner shop sells 1000 won socks made in Korea. Useful souvenirs or gifts.
Written January 1, 2020
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Krispy
Singapore, Singapore155 contributions
Couples
Gamcheon Culture Village was absolutely beautiful, and definitely earned its alias as Busan’s Santorini! the village was well endowed with souvenir shops, eateries and very strategically placed photo spots. easy to get there too, don’t even worry about getting there. here’s a guide to get there:
1. take the subway to toseong station, line 1, exit 6
2. once you exit from exit 6, walk straight to the intersection ahead, and turn right”
3. keep walking straight past Pusan National University Hospital which will be on your right
4. you’ll see a bus stop by the road, where you can take bus 2 or 2-2
5. don’t worry about counting the stops, but please try to find a seat as the bus will be making its way up the winding slopes and will jerk a lot
6. you’ll see Gamcheon Culture Village on your left in less than 15mins (our trip took less than 10mins)
7. almost all the passengers on the bus will alight here, so follow suit!
Written January 3, 2020
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