No one would ever imagine that something founded by the scars of the war will turn out beautiful, and colorful. The Gamcheon Culture Village, located in the Korean Coastal City of Busan, is a vibrant neighborhood that was once a scruffy neighborhood of Korean war refugees. A project themed “Dreaming of Busan Masu Picchu” was launched by the government’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in 2009, to fully transform the neighborhood and turn it into something that people, and even tourists could marvel on. The area was developed into a creative community, where the alleys were decorated with murals,sculptures and street art by the neighborhood’s residents. Its no wonder why the neighborhood was renowned to many tourists since it is home to many beautifully created street arts that one can fill his/her eyes with. Aside from various street arts and murals, the neighborhood is also renowned for its pastel-colored and Lego-like Houses, that looks straight out of a children’s cartoon show. The houses are truly aesthetic from afar, where the contrasting colors of the houses are beautifully placed. You can also learn about the history of Gamcheon, and how it was developed to attain its place now, in their Little Museum that exhibits over 70 old fashioned items donated by the residents themselves. You can also find relics and replicas of old shanties. Gamcheon is also popular for their delicious delicacy ssiathotteok, a delicious fried pastry stuffed with sunflower seeds and nuts with sugar and honey.
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