Korea’s Fairy Tale Village is a Truly Magical Place That You Have to Visit

Korea’s Fairy Tale Village is a Truly Magical Place That You Have to Visit

Feel the magic and wonder at Korea's Songwol-dong Fairy Tale Village, where all your childhood dreams do come true!

Admit it – no matter how old we get, everyone still remains a kid at heart. We recall fondly those days when we watched with rapture countless Disney films, and listened eagerly to tales of Little Red Riding Hood or the Wizard of Oz. We feel a pang of nostalgia whenever we hear the familiar strains of theme songs, and secretly smile when we see little kids prancing around in princess costumes.

Adults and kids rejoice! Did you know that South Korea has a Fairy Tale village where you can live out your fantasies? A hidden gem, the Songwol-dong Fairy Tale Village is located in Incheon, a city famous for its Chinatown. The Fairy Tale Village is part of the government’s plan to revive dilapidated housing areas, a similar initiative that brought hoards of travellers to Gamcheon Cultural Village in Busan.

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You know you’ve arrived at the Fairy Tale Village when you arrive at this vibrant rainbow-coloured gate. Welcome to the Songwol-dong Fairytale Village!

Here in the Songwol-dong Fairy Tale Village, you will be able to find depictions of characters such as the Disney Princesses, the Wizard of Oz, as well as countless other delights.

It’s an explosion of colour everywhere you look!

There are even cuddly mascots wandering the area, who are more than willing to pose for a picture (or two).

Lamp posts are transformed,

and so are the pipes running along the walls!

Get up and close with murals of your favourite Disney characters,

Or to the characters from Wizard of Oz,

To the animals from Noah’s Ark,

Or simply pose against any one of the beautiful murals along the meandering streets!

Even the floors and steps are beautifully painted!

No space in the village is left untouched. Every surface has been splashed with a vibrant coat of paint; every fence, wall, and pole has been transformed.

There are a couple of cafes within the village should you wish to sit and take a break, complete with café signs that simply scream ‘cute’!

There is a section of the Fairy Tale Village dedicated to Korean folk tales as well.

How to get to Songwol-dong Fairy Tale Village

From Seoul, take the train to the very end of Line 1 of the Seoul Metropolitan Subway. The Fairy Tale Village is a short 10 minute walk from the station, and, best of all, admission is free of charge!

So what are you waiting for? Feel the magic at Incheon’s Songwol-dong Fairy Tale Village today!

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E-lyn Tham
E-lyn Tham

Having a strong conviction that getting lost is just another adventure in itself, E-lyn takes particular delight in wandering stranger lands, inhibitions and fears thrown asunder. There’s so much left in the world to see, and there’s nothing she would like better than to spend her days dreaming whimsical, thinking adventure, and laughing curious.


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