Once a dilapidated neighborhood made up of factories and makeshift shacks during the 1970s, Ihwa Mural Village has since been redeveloped into an outdoor cultural art space, thanks to the beautification efforts of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Stretching from the quintessentially Korean neighborhood of Ihwa to the beautifully manicured Naksan Park, the streets that wind through the somewhat ramshackle residential area are a collection of art installations, sculptures, murals and signboards created by over seventy different artists. The best way to explore this area is by getting lost, which allows visitors to discover some of the more obscure works. The added bonus of great city views make Ihwa worth visiting in the evening as well.
Iwha Mural Village
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