Gamcheon Culture Villiage is formed by houses built in staircase-fashion on the foothills of a coastal mountain, earning this village the nickname of "Machu Picchu of Busan." The many alleys cutting through this community are vibrantly decorated with murals and sculptures created by the residents.

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How to get to Gamcheon Culture Village?

Desmond Lua
  • 5 years ago

Drop off at Toseong Station (Line 1), Exit 6.
After going out via Exit 6, turn left until you reach the bus stop in front of the Busan National University Hospital.
Take Bus 1-1 or 2 get off at Gamcheon Culture Village.

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Famous Little Prince
Famous Little Prince


Desmond Lua
  • 5 years ago

Offer a great view of Busan. The street art is alright.

Take the subway to Tuseong station. It's recommended to take a bus to Gamcheon village, as walking uphill is quite tough and could take 45 minutes.
  • 5 years ago
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Gamcheon Culture Village (Busan, South Korea): Top Tips Before You Go - TripAdvisor

Book your tickets online for Gamcheon Culture Village, Busan: See 924 reviews, articles, and 1,272 photos of Gamcheon Culture Village, ranked No.4 on TripAdvisor among 191 attractions in Busan.
  • 5 years ago

Gamcheon-dong - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gamcheon-dong is a subdivision of Saha-gu district in central-west Busan, South Korea. The area is known for its steep streets, twisting alleys, and brightly painted houses, which have been restored and enhanced in recent years to attract tourism. Some painted street murals and craft boutiques have also sprung up in the area. Previously one of the city's poorer shanty areas, government money was projected into Gamcheon-dong in 2009 to encourage an artistic vibe with the "Dreaming of Machu Picchu in Busan project". Subsequently the area has won several regional awards including the 2012 UN-HABITAT Asian Townscape Award and a cultural excellence award from Korea's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
  • 5 years ago

Day 2 – Gamcheon Culture Village – The Google Girl Blog

Out of all observatory deck, the Little Prince and Desert Fox had the most visitors. The place was crowded and the line was crazy long.
  • 6 years ago

Art Appreciation at Gamcheon Culture Village in Busan, Korea

It took us an approximate of two hours to see everything. But those two hours were enough to prove how a little effort from the government and the locals can turn something ordinary into something wonderful.

Thumbs For Food: Travel in Korea: Gamcheon Culture Village (Santorini of the East)

This is a place that I would want to go back to the next time I visit Busan! It was fun just snapping photos and taking my time to explore this village [:



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