Date Visited: 21st March 2014
Santorini of the East! That's what Gamcheon Culture Village claimed to be. With a panorama of endless rows of pretty pastel houses, cheeky art murals and curious sculptures, no doubt this has instantly becomes one of traveller's favourite destination in the city of Busan.
There are plenty of things to do and see in Busan but one thing for sure, I know I shouldn't miss out this place or else, I will regret for not visiting here. So on our second day in Busan, we took subway from Haeundau to Busan Station which the journey times took almost an hour.
In order to get to Gamcheon Culture Village, one can drop off at Toseong Station but then, we opted for cab to the top directly from Busan Station. Luckily I always well-prepared my itinerary in dual language (both English and Korean) for all the places I intended to visit cause the taxi driver didn't seem to understand when I mentioned in English.
#1: Gamcheon Culture Village, less than half hour away from Busan Station
There is no admission fee charged for entering Gamcheon Culture Village but if you are interested to get their map, it costs you 2,000 won each (approx. to RM8). I decided not to buy but took the challenging adventures by wandering aimlessly zigzagging the small alleyways and climbing up the steep hillsides.
#2: Village's entrance. This is where the bus stop located too
#3: Visitor Center
Each and every corner of here was visually picturesque and fascinating. I can't help myself but to take out my camera and did non-stop phototaking of almost every single thing, like seriously. There are pants-planter pot, colourful but creepy ceramic birds with human heads on top of building, marvelous and huge fish artworks to The Little Prince statue. I think I should let my photos justify these.
#4: Visually fascinating and picturesque
#5: Colourful painted wooden fishes
#6: The Little Prince and his fox statues, famous French novel
#8: Creative and cheeky art murals to brighten up this whole village
#10: Painted sculptures. This is the best spot for a panorama view of the whole village
#11: Santorini of the East
I personally think among of all the places in Busan, Gamcheon Culture Village shouldn't be missed out by any travellers who are planning to come over to Busan. Even my mom and my sister were truly enjoyed exploring this artistic and colourful village.
Gamcheon Culture Village, an interesting spot where history and art come together.
How To Get To Gamcheon Culture Village:
Get off from Toseong Station (Line 1) Exit 6. Turn right at the corner and walk straight until reach the bus stop in front of the Busan National University Hospital. From there, take Bus 2-2 or 2 and get off at Gamcheon Culture Village.