Ihwa Mural Village (Korean: 이화 벽화마을), is an area of Ihwa-dong, Seoul near Naksan Park that was revitalized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism's public art "Ihwa-dong Naksan Project" in 2006, with paintings and installation art of about 70 artists. It is a popular destination for both locals and international tourists for its murals and scenic setting.
I love this place! Honestly speaking the walking journey to reach this place is kinda tiring as the road is really hilly. However, I swear the view when you reach here is breathtakingly beautiful. You can see a big part of Seoul from the provided benches. I went here during autumn so yeah can you imagine how beautiful it is. If i'm not mistaken, this place is actually no longer open for public visit. The famous staircase with the fish mural is no longer there. I don't know what is the real reason. However, you can still visit this place. Please don't make loud noises and respect the local residents.
Awesome place to go!! Climbing up seem to be a challenge as it really steep. However it all worth it. The people here are nice and the mural painting are interesting as well. Reach to the top to have a view of the nice city!!
A very artsy place with murals all over the neighborhood. It also has a lot of cafés, restaurants, and shops for locally made items. Just keep in mind that it is still a residential area and be as quiet as you can be. It's nice to just sit in a café, drink coffee, and catch a view of Seoul.
Amust visit place. It was a great visit where me and my fiance made a lot of photos. The views are great and also a lot of photo worthy places.
I'm afraid I can't recommend anyone to go there right now. I went there today and it's pretty lame. They covered the only nice murals and they left the ones no one cared about. I don't know if maybe they got tired of so many tourists and decided to end it up by ruining it or what... But seriously unless they redo it and you read someone talking about it, don't go. Not worth it.
This is worth the climb. Murals are kinda jagged and tired, but that gives them another level of charm. The view from top is very nice, the wall literally can be touched and you feel all the history of Seoul forming as a city
I had a bit of trouble finding the village. It didn’t quite reach my expectations but I still think the village is a nice, quaint place to spend time leisurely. There are some shops and cafe’s as well.
Wouldnt recommend. A waste of time and energy. Murals and other art needs to be restored. Beautiful stairs and wall art seen in the pictures are way of on what it looks like.