Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The fairy village is an hour away by train from Seoul

Songwol-dong Village
Songwol-dong Village will bring tourists back to childhood with fairy tales through frescoes and colorful decorations.

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Songwol-dong Village
As one of the 5 famous mural villages in Korea, Songwol-dong is located in Incheon City, about an hour by train from Seoul. From the subway station in Incheon, just a 10-minute walk, you will come across the village's colorful gates. Photo: ShutterStock / kimberrywood.
Songwol-dong Village
Stretching across the streets of the village are brightly decorated houses and shops. The content is the favorite fairy and cartoon characters over time. Songwol-dong fairy village always attracts tourists, especially families with children to visit and take photos. Photo: ShutterStock / Nonnakrit.
Songwol-dong Village
The village is divided into 10 zones, each of which represents a different fairy tale or theme.

The first area, about 30 meters long from the entrance, is called "The Street of Dorothy". Along this path, you will see familiar images such as Peter Pan boy, Tinker Bell fairy ... Continue to the second area, you will discover the famous story - Witch in Oz village. Photo: ShutterStock / aaron choi.
Songwol-dong Village
In the village, there is a path for 3 "popular" princesses in fairy tales: Snow White, Sleeping Princess and Cinderella, designed in combination with beautiful castle scenes. This road is always crowded with tourists taking souvenir photos, especially girls who dream of once being a princess. Photo: ShutterStock / Jesse33.
Songwol-dong Village
The decoration is not only a painting but also a unique design of embossed pictures.
Songwol-dong Village
Inside those walls, people still live normally. The bars are open to serve tourists. You can find many souvenirs or enjoy traditional Korean dishes in the scene filled with joyful colors.

Visitors can also visit The Street of Netherlands. When coming here in spring, tulips bloom in the sun. Next to it is a 5 m high wall simulating the windmill, you will feel like you are in the Netherlands. Photo: ShutterStock / buffaloboy2513.
Songwol-dong Village
This is one of the Korean government's poor village development projects. Instead of planning to build apartments, the villages were renovated to be spacious, clean and "enchanted" at the hands of talented artisans. The appearance of Songwol-dong village has changed from a poor, boring place to a fairy paradise. Photo: ShutterStock / Han Gyual Oh.

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