The Gamcheon Culture Village is located in Saha-gu, Busan, and while it was originally a poor hillside town in Busan, it has become a major tourist attraction with more than 1.8 million domestic and foreign tourists a year, promoting urban regeneration projects with cultural arts. Gamcheon Culture Village started as a place of hard life for Korean War refugees in the 1950s and has been preserved until now. The characteristics of Gamcheon Culture Village are colorful houses located on a hillside like stairs. For this reason, Gamcheon Culture Village is called Korean Machu Picchu and Korean Santorini.
Tourists can see various types of works installed in alleys and buildings, and experience crafts through various handicraft workshops. Tourists can experience the handicraft workshops from 9a.m. to 4p.m. For example, you can make T-shirts, pots, necklaces, and so on. These proceeds are used for the development of the village and for the welfare of the residents. You can also purchase a stamp book at the Gamcheon Culture Village Information Center and visit the stamp book course to see it more systematically and efficiently. The Happy Mailbox on the way to the observatory is also a famous experience course of Gamcheon Culture Village. If you put a letter in the Happy Mailbox, you can receive it after a year.
For tourists visiting from afar, Gamcheon Culture Village offers guest houses. These are renovated empty houses. There are two main guest houses, and each guest house has several rooms for a number of guests. Expenses vary from room to room, so tourists should refer to the Gamcheon Culture Village website for more information. I recommend a 2 Day 1 Night tour, and I also recommend that tourists reserve a guest house and visit nearby attractions such as Janglim Port as well as Gamcheon Culture Village.
Gamcheon Culture Village is open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. But in winter season, it is only open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Public transportation is recommended because the available parking space is limited. In addition, Gamcheon Culture Village is also a place where actual residents live, so basic etiquette must be observed. If more than 10 tourists wish to visit, they must make reservations in advance through Gamcheon Culture Village office (051-291-1444). For more information, you can contact Gamcheon Culture Village (051-204-1444) or visit https://www.gamcheon.or.kr/