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Transforming Gamcheon into touristy village

  • Irene, an Indonesian tourist, looks at a map when entering Gamcheon. JP/Anggara Mahendra

    Irene, an Indonesian tourist, looks at a map when entering Gamcheon. JP/Anggara Mahendra

  • A store rents out hanbok (traditional Korean costume). JP/Anggara Mahendra

    A store rents out hanbok (traditional Korean costume). JP/Anggara Mahendra

  • South Korean students dressed in hanbok spend time in Gamcheon. JP/Anggara Mahendra

    South Korean students dressed in hanbok spend time in Gamcheon. JP/Anggara Mahendra

  • A woman enters a café. JP/Anggara Mahendra

    A woman enters a café. JP/Anggara Mahendra

  • A woman is reflected in a window taking pictures with her mobile phone. JP/Anggara Mahendra

    A woman is reflected in a window taking pictures with her mobile phone. JP/Anggara Mahendra

  •  Many art installations like this one can be found in the village. JP/Anggara Mahendra

    Many art installations like this one can be found in the village. JP/Anggara Mahendra

  • A group of young Koreans sport playful headwear. JP/Anggara Mahendra

    A group of young Koreans sport playful headwear. JP/Anggara Mahendra

  • A woman cooks Korean street food in Gamcheon. JP/Anggara Mahendra

    A woman cooks Korean street food in Gamcheon. JP/Anggara Mahendra

  • Souvenirs are displayed in a store. JP/Anggara Mahendra

    Souvenirs are displayed in a store. JP/Anggara Mahendra

  • A tourist takes a picture with The Little Prince character in Gamcheon. JP/Anggara Mahendra

    A tourist takes a picture with The Little Prince character in Gamcheon. JP/Anggara Mahendra

  • A 3D mural can be seen in a corner of the village. JP/Anggara Mahendra

    A 3D mural can be seen in a corner of the village. JP/Anggara Mahendra

  • Statues of villagers decorate Gamcheon. JP/Anggara Mahendra

    Statues of villagers decorate Gamcheon. JP/Anggara Mahendra

  • An elderly woman passes by statues on a staircase. JP/Anggara Mahendra

    An elderly woman passes by statues on a staircase. JP/Anggara Mahendra