Korea Trip #2 – Vibrant Busan

Busan, a second largest city in South Korea, is known for its combination of beaches, mountains and temples.  Somebody calls is as San Francisco of South Korea.

We went there on a pleasant day with mild temperature and sunshine, by chance we noticed there was a Busan International Movie Festival.  Even though we didn’t see any stars, we did get some glimpses on the street decorations for the festival.

After having a lunch filled with seafood, we stopped by Gwangalli Beach with a view of Diamond Bridge to enjoy the breeze from ocean.

The most memorable portion of Busan, in my opinion, is Gamcheon Culture Village.  The village contains unique graffiti, especially the large collections of stunning, kaleidoscopically vibrant residents houses. 

Reading the local history, after being revitalised in 2009, this former slum is now known as the ‘Machu Picchu of Busan’.  Gamcheon’s houses are all painted different colours, and within them, tiny streets and steep stairways lead you to street arts, with public sculptures scattered throughout.  I have never visited Machu Picchu, but Busan reminds me of Santorini, Greece.  If I consider Santorini as a heaven on the earth, Gamcheon Culture Village is just like a magnificent artwork done by dear God.

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