The “Santorini” of Busan. I got a couple of chuckles and laughs from the Korean locals here. I haven’t visited the real Santorini so I can’t really compare, or comment which one is better.  What I do know was this used to be a slum!


Yah crazy eh.  How could it have been a slum before?  Well apparently the government poured a lot of investments into this area in hopes of turning it into a tourist attraction.  And I think they succeeded!

The address in Gamcheon is 177-11, Gamnae 2-ro, Saha-gu, Busan
부산광역시 사하구 감내2로 177-11,

Which you can show to any taxi driver.  Once there, you will find a viewing platform of the entire cultural village.  Here’s another shot.


It was a windy day so we weren’t able to stay on the viewing platform as we’d like.  Although now that I think about it, not sure if we would have even if it was a nice sunny day.  Probably would have complained it was too hot.  Anyways doesn’t matter.

Once you are done with a godbizzillion pictures, you can proceed to walk through the streets of the village.  There you will find a lot of shops and cafes.

Since we just had a big seafood meal, we decided to drop by one of the cafes.   No pictures here because someone would want credits for it, and I ain’t doing that.

haha.  Gamcheon is nice!

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