Gamcheon-dong is a subdivision of Saha-gu district in central-west Busan, South Korea. It is known for Gamcheon Culture Village, which features steep streets, twisting alleys, and brightly painted houses.[1] Some painted street murals, art installations, cafes, stores, museums, workshops, and craft boutiques have also sprung up in the area.[2] The area was previously known as Taegeukdo Village,[1] and was affected by poverty, so in 2009 the government of Korea funded the "Dreaming of Machu Picchu in Busan Project".[3] Subsequently the area has won several regional awards including the 2012 UN-HABITAT Asian Townscape Award and a cultural excellence award from Korea's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.[citation needed]

Gamcheon Colored Houses

References Edit

  1. ^ a b The Governance of Land Use in Korea: Urban Regeneration. OECD. 4 November 2019. p. 106. ISBN 978-92-64-58343-6.
  2. ^ Korea Tourism Organization. "Busan Gamcheon Culture Village (부산 감천문화마을)".
  3. ^ Archived 2016-11-30 at the Wayback Machine Busan Haps

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