Huinnyeoul Culture Village began as a shantytown for refugees fleeing the Korean War*. Once a collection of derelict buildings cluttering a mountain slope, it began its second life as a culture village created by the harmony between residents and creators through an urban regeneration project in 2011.
The name "Huinnyeoul (white rapids)" was also given to the village at that time for the stream rapidly flowing from the foot of Bongnaesan Mountain (at the center of Yeongdo) toward the sea. Huinnyeoul Culture Village is also known as the "Santorini of Korea." It has 14 alleys, which house small and cutesy shops housed in renovated houses and cafés with an ocean view. The best way to enjoy this place is to explore the alleys like a treasure hunt, searching for small details hidden throughout the villages, like cats napping in a narrow alley or cute murals.
Address 605-3, Yeongseon-dong 4(sa)-ga, Yeongdo-gu, Busan