Gamcheon Cultural Village is a village in the Gamcheon-dong quarter of the Saha-gu district of Busan, South Korea.The village was founded in 1950 by followers of the Taegyk-do religion, which arose in the early 20th century during the Japanese occupation of the Korean Peninsula, and refugees from the northern regions of the peninsula who fled the outbreak of the Korean War.
The area has been a poor and unsettled neighborhood for decades, but in 2009 Busan artists and residents of the neighborhood jointly implemented the “Art District Project” with the support of the Busan administration and the country’s Ministry of Culture, resulting in the Gamcheon Cultural Village.
In 2019, it has grown into a famous tourist destination with more than 2 million visitors annually, it has become an artistic town, and is sometimes called “Machu Picchu in South Korea,” “Santorini in South Korea,” or “Cinque Terre in South Korea.”
Access : Coordinates: 35.0975, 129.009167 / Gamcheon is a town within Gamcheon-dong, Saha District, Busan ( Busan Metropolitan City, is South Korea’s second-most populous city ) , South Korea.
- Gamcheon Cultural Village Selected by the Korea Tourism Organization, as one of the 100 best Korean tourism in 2019 and 2020.
- Gamcheon Cultural Village is a successful case of achieving great results as an urban regeneration project through the Sanbok Road Renaissance project.
- The main temple of the Taegyk-do religion is located in the village.
- The village has been rehabilitated as the most colorful and artistic place in Busan.
- Gamcheon Cultural Village have appeared in several music videos several times due to the unusual scenery of a detached house with a gloomy color on the hill.
Activities : sightseeing / photo opportunities / Gamcheon Full-Day Busan Tour Including Gamcheon Culture Village / Private Busan City Tours.
Go next : Busan is the second most populous city and the main port of South Korea. / Geumjeongsanseong Fortress , it was the largest fortress in Korea.