Gamcheondong – culture village

South Korea

You’ve seen post after post showing urban Korea to be home to the high-rise. Often it is. But not always. Gamcheondong in Busan for instance. At the time of the Korean war the little houses clinging to steep hillsides provided safety and refuge. The community was closely-knit over the years, but not prosperous.

In the early years of this century, the area started to become something of an arty community. Murals appeared, galleries, quirky touches of all kinds. Now the narrow streets and winding alleyways are a tourist destination. Today, we joined those tourists.

6 thoughts on “Gamcheondong – culture village

  1. It all looks so pretty – more like a European village with all the little houses so close together climbing up the hillside. I love the colourful birds on the parapet!

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