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Gamcheon Culture Village
Gamcheon Culture Village

Gamcheon Culture Village

10-13 Gamcheon-dong, Saha-gu, Busan, South Korea

The Basics

Gamcheon Culture Village is one of Busan’s most atmospheric neighborhoods, thanks to its narrow streets and alleys lined with murals and sculptures created by its residents, some of whom are still Taegeukdo believers. The area is so popular with visitors that it’s almost always included on sightseeing tours of the city, along with other popular attractions such as the Songdo Skywalk, Hwangnyeongsan Mountain Observatory, Samgwangsa Temple, and Jagalchi Fish Market.

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Busan Tour with Gamcheon Culture Village
Busan Tour with Gamcheon Culture Village
$149.99 per adult
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Great guide, lots of sights
Steve was a great guide! Very knowledgeable and about all sorts of things. We also went through some routes that private vehicles wouldn’t have been able to go to. It was a jam packed day with lots of sights.
J_J, Jun 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Busan

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Great time with Steve as guide!
Casper_B, Sep 2021
Busan Shore Excursion Tour with Gamcheon Culture Village
Steve was a great guide for us, taking us around Busan’s west side and telling us the stories of the city through the eyes of a local. Steve is very knowledgeable about the history and he combines that with the ability to see it from a stranger’s point of view. We were also lucky to be the only two on the tour, which made it more relaxed and catered to our wants.
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Busan tour
Jamella_G, Jul 2020
Busan Tour with Gamcheon Culture Village
The Tour was great, and our tour guide Steve was fantastic. We viewed the city in an upgraded luxury car, and Steve was very knowledgeable about everything. This was the highlight of my trip.
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Busan Tour- a great experience
sunnychan59, Jan 2020
Busan Tour with Gamcheon Culture Village
Beth is an excellent guide! She speaks very fluent English, is warm, caring and knowledgeable! She made the tour very interesting and was very proactive in her approach. She is a great person and guide and if you take this tour pls look for Beth! I like her attitude and ability to make the trip a great experience for all by making it easy and she was very exact with our agenda which helps.
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Good value......great guide!!
Sunshine246705, Oct 2019
Busan Shore Excursion Tour with Gamcheon Culture Village
Despite a day of rain, we saw all the important sites as promised for this tour. Our guide was really great and also had to tolerate an ugly rainy day!!
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Gamcheon Culture Village
Annie_G, Oct 2019
Busan Tour with Gamcheon Culture Village
Brought my mum and sister to Busan for the first time. We booked a Busan Tour with Gamcheon Culture Village on 16 Oct 2019. It was very good and the Korean guide CK was very patient and helpful. When we were near Gukje, he brought us to a cafe for coffee so that we can enjoy the local embience. This tour is highly recommended. The downside was Viator was supposed to call us to confirm the pick up time but nobody called us. Besides this the tour was good, informative, fun and relaxing.
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Spirited Tour guide
Leigh-Ann P, Nov 2019
Busan Tour with Gamcheon Culture Village
The tour was truly amazing. Did not know Busan was so big. Every highlight was special. Thank you th
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Being on a cruise, we had only one day...
doerfferks, Oct 2018
Private Busan Highlight Tour with Gamcheon Culture Village and Beomeosa Temple
Being on a cruise, we had only one day to spend in Busan. Our group of six booked a private guide and car for a day-long tour on Oct 07, 2018. Jade Kim was our English-speaking guide and driver. Knowing our time limitation he created and flawlessly executed a tour that gave us the best views and highlights of the city. We saw a lot without being rushed and felt comparable the full day. The visibility was great so he chose to drive us up to the observatory mountain for a fantastic 360 view of the city and surrounding area. The views were amazing. Jade was also knowledgeable in our visits to historic places of Beomeosa Temple, the fish market, Gamcheon Culture Village and shopping areas. He drove skillfully through the streets of Busan. We had a Korean lunch at a family-run restaurant and time for coffee at the top of the mountain. Jade was pleasant, friendly, speaking good English, knowledgeable, which gave us a good sense of the city and memorable experiences. We highly recommend the tour and Jade as a guide.
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Guide made the tour
laculturevulture, Sep 2019
Busan Shore Excursion Tour with Gamcheon Culture Village
We scheduled this for a 9-5 trip. Another cruise ship was also booked and we lost 30 minutes that morning and had to be back 30 minutes early. We would have been concerned but the guide juggled everything and made it a great tour. Beth was her American name.
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Very enjoyable tour of Busan. The tour...
Mark H, Oct 2016
Private Busan Highlight Tour with Gamcheon Culture Village and Beomeosa Temple
Very enjoyable tour of Busan. The tour guide was friendly and flexible.
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Great guide and small tour.
Christopher_R, Sep 2019
Busan Tour with Gamcheon Culture Village
CK was a great guide and provided our small group with a mix of history, culture, social information about Korea.
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best excursion of our Japan/Busan Cruise
Passenger54909037081, Apr 2019
Busan Shore Excursion Tour with Gamcheon Culture Village
We were a small group. Just my husband and myself and two sisters from Pennsylvania and our guide 'Beth' was excellent. She had a very good command of English & knowledge of her subject & was most charming & accommodating in allowing for my husbands bad back & trouble climbing lots of stairs. Whenever possible she left us & ran up 100,s of stairs to fetch our minibus.Highly recommended!
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Nice taste of the city
Alexander F, Aug 2019
Busan Tour with Gamcheon Culture Village
Did that trip as part of my visit Busan for work. The group was very small and the tour guide managed everything very well. Enjoyed the Gamcheon and the city tour.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Gamcheon Cultural Village is a must-see for photographers and first-time visitors.

  • Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk on inclines and steps.

  • The area remains a residential neighborhood, so be aware of your noise level during the evenings.

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How to Get There

You can reach Gamcheon Culture Village by taking either bus 2 or 2-2 from the stop in front of the hospital outside Toseong Station.

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When to Get There

While the streets and alleys of Gamcheon Culture Village are always open, it’s best to visit during regular business hours when the shops, cafés, and other neighborhood attractions are operating.

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Little Museum

Walking the streets of the largely residential Gamcheon Culture Village offers an excellent glimpse into local Korean life. For a better understanding of the neighborhood’s history and heritage, plan to visit the Little Museum. This small collection highlights household items donated by local residents, as well as replicas of traditional shanties and information about the neighborhood’s artistic revitalization.

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