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Huinnyeoul Culture Village & getting there | Busan, South Korea

Huinnyeoul Culture Village 흰여울문화마을

부산 영도구 절영로 226 | 226 Jeoryeong-ro, Yeongdo-gu, Busan

(address of 2nd bus stop of the village)

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Huinnyeoul Culture Village - Admission Fees

Free to visit

  • Nampo Station (line 1, exit 6). Take the pedestrian crossing on the right just in front of the exit and walk straight towards the bus stop. 53m (1 min walk). Take bus# 7, 71 or 508. 12 mins ride.

  • Busan Station (line 1, exit 7). Go straight and take the pedestrian crossing in front on your right to cross to the middle of the road for the bus. Turn left and walk towards the bus stop. 105m (2 mins walk). Take bus# 508. 20 mins ride.

Notes:

  • These are the only 3 buses that stop along Jeoryeong-ro, the main road along Huinnyeoul Culture Village, arriving on the same side as the village (i.e. no crossing of road required).

  • 1st Stop: Huinnyeoul Culture Village 흰여울문화마을. Walk forward 48m in the direction of bus going off for the stairs going down to the village.

  • 2nd Stop: Yeongseon Apartment 영선아파트. Walk forward 28m in the direction of bus going off for the stairs going down to the village.

  • 3rd Stop: Baengnyeonsa Temple 백련사 (near Huinnyeoul Coastal Tunnel). Walk forward 54m in the direction of bus going off for Huinnyeoul Observatory & stairs going down to the village.

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  • Bus# 6, 9, 82 & 85 will turn into Hana-gil and stop across the road from Huinnyeoul Culture Village. Of which, Bus# 6 will come back to travel along Jeoryeong-ro.

  • Bus# 70 takes 8 mins more on a longer route from station before reaching Huinnyeoul Culture Village to travel along Jeoryeong-ro.

Huinnyeoul Culture Village is a charming coastal village located on the sloping cliff of Yeongdo in Busan. At the base of the village near the coast is Jeoryeong Coastal  Walk and Huinnyeoul Coastal Tunnel. Collectively, they have gained much popularity as an attractive travel destination for visitors to Busan.

Map Location of Yeongdo Island, Busan

Huinnyeoul Culture Village is located in Yeongdo Island (12km² in size) as the the well-known Taejongdae Park.

The island is centrally located with Busan Station and other attractions nearby. It is connected to the mainland via 4 bridges.

 

They are namely:

Map of Yeongdo Island & Around | Busan, South Korea

Orientation & Getting Around Huinnyeoul Culture Village

Huinnyeoul Culture Village - Map | Busan, South Korea

a) Bus Stops

There are 3 bus stops along the main road, Jeoryeong-ro for Huinnyeoul Culture Village. Buses from Nampo Station (line 1) stop on the same side as the village (i.e. no road crossing required).

b) Entry points from main road, Jeoryeong-ro

There are 14 stair entrances along the main road, Jeoryeong-ro to get down to Huinnyeoul Culture Village.

c) Stairs Access to Coastal Walk

From Huinnyeoul Culture Village, there are 5 stairways to get down to Jeoryeong Coastal Walk. The 5th stairway will lead to just after Huinnyeoul Coastal Tunnel.

🧸When visiting Huinnyeoul Culture Village, please be considerate to the residents living there by lowering your voice and do not open door/enter house of the residents.

Sights of Huinnyeoul Culture Village

Huinnyeoul Culture Village is once a rustic village of Korean War (1950 - 1953) refugees. It has now transformed into a fascinating culture and art village, resembling the Santorini in Greece.

a) Alleys

There are many interesting small alleys to explore throughout Huinnyeoul Culture Village. From the walkway with ocean view, you can see many ships docked on the ocean and view of Namhangaegyo Bridge.

b) Famous Filming Location for the Movie, The Attorney

The village is famous as the filming location for the movie, The Attorney (2013) starred by Song Kang-Ho

 

Unforgettable lines from the movie are written on the wall:

  • "Are you a lawyer? Lawyer, help me"

  • "Where is this? It's not supposed to be like this! I'll do it! I will be your attorney!"

c) Cafes with Ocean Views

With the gaining popularity of Huinnyeoul Culture Village, cafes with expansive ocean views have branched out over the years in the village. It is a great way to take a break in the relaxed village atmosphere.

d) Unique Shops

Added to the attractiveness of the Huinnyeoul Culture Village is the discovery of shops carrying distinctive or handmade items as you walk and explore its alleys.

e) Murals (artwork on the walls)

At Huinnyeoul Culture Village, you can slow down your pace and take a moment to appreciate and enjoy the interesting murals.

f) Popular Photo Hot Spots

The pathway with ocean view and tree arch, proposal stairway and blue stairway are the popular photo hot spots for visitors to Huinnyeoul Culture Village. You can take a moment to find that perfect shots.

Stairways between Huinnyeoul Culture Village & Jeoryeong Coastal Walk

There are 5 stairways connecting Huinnyeoul Culture Village at the clifftop to Jeoryeong Coastal Walk near the waters. Each stairway has it own unique characteristics.

One of its stairways on the extreme end (5th Stairs - Dodoli Stairs) is made of stones with pretty pebble designs on the stairs. This stairway leads to the pebble beach just after Huinyeoul Coastal Tunnel's exit.

Of the 5 stairways, the colourful Piano Stairs (4th Stairs) is the most popular of all and a photo hot spot as well. This stairway leads near to Huinyeoul Coastal Tunnel's entrance.

💡If you follow the Piano Stairs up to the main road, you will come to Huinnyeoul Observatory. The observatory has a vivid painting of a bird head and provides refreshing view of the ocean from the top.

💡Huinnyeoul Observatory is also the start/end point of Jeoryeong Haerang-Gil Trail, an easy scenic coastal walk along the main road, Jeoryeong-ro leading to Jungni Beach/Jungni Haenyeo Village.

Jeoryeong Coastal Walk

Jeoryeong Coastal Walk stretches 800m from Huinnyeoul Coastal Tunnel to the other end of Huinnyeoul Culture Village. It is an easy leisure coastal walk just below the village, allowing visitors to get near the waters.

On the right of the ocean is view of Dodo Island, Amnam Park, Songdo Yonggung Suspension Bridge and Songdo Beach.

💡During the walk, you may come across signage using the term 'Jeolyeong Coastal Walk', 'Jeollyeong Coastal Walk' or 'Jeoryeong Coastal Trail'. They are the variations from Korean to English translation, referring to the same trail.

💡Jeoryeong Coastal Walk extends about 2.2km on a natural rocky path all the way to Jungni Beach/Jungni Haenyeo Village after Huinnyeoul Coastal Tunnel. It is a scenic coastal walk and highly recommended for the adventurous.

Huinnyeoul Coastal Tunnel

Located along Jeoryeong Coastal Walk and at the extreme end of Huinnyeoul Culture Village is Huinnyeoul Coastal Tunnel

 

Before Huinnyeoul Coastal Tunnel was opened to the public in December 2018, residents had to go up the Piano Stairs and came down on the stone Dodoli Stairs to bypass the huge coastal rock wall in order to get to the other side of the coast.

 

To cater for the convenience and safety of the residents/visitors, particularly the elderly, the local government initiated an excavation project to drill a 70m long tunnel through the rock wall. The tunnel is named Huinnyeoul Coastal Tunnel and has since turned into a successful tourist attraction as well.

There are several photo zones at Huinnyeoul Coastal Tunnel. The most popular spot is to pose at the tunnel's entrance with the ocean and city skyline in the backdrop. At times, you can see people queuing in line waiting for their turn.

With the charms of Huinnyeoul Culture Village, combined with the scenic Jeoryeong Coastal Walk, Jeoryeong Haerang-Gil Walk and the mysterious Huinnyeoul Coastal Tunnel, this is definitely a worthy travel destination on your holiday to Busan.

Map of Getting to Huinnyeoul Culture Village & Nearby Attractions

Location Map of Getting to Huinnyeoul Culture Village & Nearby Attractions | Busan, South Korea
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