Photographer's Note

This colorful village in Busan is well known for its steep stairs, twisting alleys and cute houses. Here, the creativity is in the air and there are art pieces at every step but the Gamcheon Culture Village was not always like this.

Built in the 1950s by Korean War refugees, this village started as a shanty town. Slowly, the people started building brick houses and the village got bigger and bigger in size. Also named the “Machu Picchu of Busan” or the “Lego City”, the Gamcheon Culture Village became the main tourist attraction of Busan in 2009 when the government decided to renovate it.

By collaborating with local artists, the village was reborn and it now attracts tourists from all over the world. Apart from tourists, Gamcheon also houses an incredible community of local and international artists. As soon as you enter the village, you will be overwhelmed by the handicrafts shops, art galleries and street art.

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Additional Photos by Zbigniew Kalinowski (fotka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 610 W: 9 N: 1759] (7515)
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