If you’re looking for something to do in Busan by yourself (or with friends) I would definitely recommend the Gamcheon Cultural Village. This open-air art museum consists of colourful murals, unique sculptures, and all types of weird and wonderful things. Here’s how to find the Gamcheon cultural village in Busan.
There are a few different bus options to the village, but I would recommend the metro and about a 15 minute uphill climb. The food is abundant and delicious, so after sweating for a few minutes you’ll feel less guilty about stuffing your face.
Take the Busan metro to Toseong station and alight at exit 8. Turn left, and begin your uphill climb up the busy street. Go straight through the roundabout until you find an even steeper hill on your left. Take it to the top (a 5 minute climb). Once the hill rounds the corner, the cultural village entrance will be the road on your right.
Note: Do not go up the hill towards the school. It leads to a very wonderful mountain trail, which I hiked to the top before realizing I was in the wrong place.
What To See And Do
At the village you can enjoy various foods, drinks, and open-air art exhibits. There is a map at the entrance so you don’t miss any attractions. There are plenty of places to take pictures, and plenty of things to do. If you’re not bringing a friend with you, make sure to bring your mad selfie skills. There is one main road that winds around the mountain, with various exhibits along the way. Keep an eye out for the observation platform at the beginning on your right – the views are spectacular.
After your fill of outdoor art, just double back on the main road and head back down the mountain to the metro. The entire village can be seen in about 30 minutes, but I’d recommend taking your time, grabbing a hotteok (sweet Korean pancake), and enjoying the fresh mountain air.