Sometimes we plan our outings with some detail. Most of the time, we check local tourist web pages and Trip Advisor – Busan. With some general destination in mind, off we go and have seldom been disappointed. Usually, there are all sorts of surprising finds along the way. The spirit of co-operation and striving found in Gamcheon Village provides an interesting metaphor for modern Korea.
We followed the directions and other visitors from the train station to the bus stop to the top of the hill. We missed the tourist information office and information sign board around the corner at the bus stop. Instead, we just started following the streets keeping alert to where other visitors walked. We discovered many nice views and artistic venues without a guide or a map. The village made it easy for this type of visit by installing clear sign posts in many languages and excellent descriptions of the various galleries.
Here are some views that capture a little bit of the atmosphere and the expernce.
One gallery was set up with multiple hands created from recycled plastic. The clacking of the fingers was activated by movement in front of the piece creating a cacophony of impatient noise or maybe office noise.