Known as the Macchu Picchu of Busan, Gamcheon Cultural Village is a popular tourist destination found in a small neighborhood of colorful houses and quaint little shops. I went there back in April and I highly recommend you go if you have the chance!
You can get there by taking the subway Line 1 to Toseong station, Exit 6. You can then either walk or take a small local bus up to the village- Saha 1-1, Seogu 2, or Seogu 2-2 to Gamcheon Elementary School Bus Stop. Walking takes maybe 20-30 minutes or so? It’s up a large hill so be prepared!
You’ll soon see the entrance to the village:
You’ll then be greeted by a small street selling all sorts of things like refreshments, snacks, accessories, stationery, and more. Go up onto the roof area on the right to see the view!
When you’re done enjoying the view, go ahead and feel free to browse the many shops nearby! My friends and I found a little postcard shop where they sell various art of the village. You can also send a postcard to anyone in the world, and you can even decide what day you want to send it on! There are little cubbies with dates on them and you put your postcard in the cubby of the day you want to send it on. I wrote a postcard back home and decided to send it the next day.
Some other things to see here include this colorful mural, steps painted with various literature (the variety show 1N2D was here!), and a figurine of the little prince overlooking Busan.
When we left, we took a back road and enjoyed the green, terraced mountains.
Overall, I’ve been to many places within Busan but Gamcheon Cultural Village is definitely a must! It’s not a place where you spend an entire day, but you can absolutely have fun here for a few hours!!!