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Taeguk’s Little Brother: The Other Favela-Anchang Village

By Monkeyboygoes @MonkeyBoyGoes
 

Taeguk’s little brother: The other Favela-Anchang Village

 

Anchang village is very much off the radar in Busan. If you thought Taeguk village was random, then check out this little town.

Words & Pictures: Ben Cowles

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

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Taeguk’s little brother: The other Favela-Anchang Village

Welcome to Anchang Village:

A penniless hillside village on the outskirts of Busan.

Taeguk’s little brother: The other Favela-Anchang Village

Take a seat

I’ll show you around.

Taeguk’s little brother: The other Favela-Anchang Village

Streets of colour:

An ancient woman teeters through one of the many alleyways

Taeguk’s little brother: The other Favela-Anchang Village

Art:

Emulating the success of Taeguk village, Anchang has turned itself into a living art gallery.

Taeguk’s little brother: The other Favela-Anchang Village

The Streets Ya’ll:

Taking in this neighbourhood, it’s blatantly obvious Busan’s green hasn’t found its way up here.

Taeguk’s little brother: The other Favela-Anchang Village

Funky:

The village is very much off the beaten track. But a small number of tourists have forged their way up here

Taeguk’s little brother: The other Favela-Anchang Village

Who lives in a house like this?:

The facades of most houses are adored with some sort of art

Taeguk’s little brother: The other Favela-Anchang Village

Free to chill:

The cats don’t seem to be vilified up here as they are back in the big, dirty city.

Taeguk’s little brother: The other Favela-Anchang Village

Diamond Bridge:

Any nook or cranny can be a canvas.

Taeguk’s little brother: The other Favela-Anchang Village

Spot the dog:

It’s hard to believe this is the rich Korea.

Taeguk’s little brother: The other Favela-Anchang Village

Skool:

The hum of the affluent city can still be heard, mind.

Taeguk’s little brother: The other Favela-Anchang Village

Pink Geese:

Most art is arrayed down the main street leading to/from the village

Taeguk’s little brother: The other Favela-Anchang Village

Where are the skyscrapers?:

A sweeping view of the second city can be reaped upon. Even if a little smoggy on this day.

Taeguk’s little brother: The other Favela-Anchang Village

How many Buddha’s does it take to....:

A peculiar temple to happen across.

Taeguk’s little brother: The other Favela-Anchang Village

The King:

So overcome with elation at meeting a westerner, the monk excitedly dusted off his English, boasted his celebrity connects and treated me to a few renditions of Elvis tunes. He made me laugh so much, I didn't mind his attempts to cultivate my soul to his cultish sect of Buddhism

Taeguk’s little brother: The other Favela-Anchang Village

Speed 3 Revenge of the Ajuma:

If you fancy checking this place out, take the No.1 mini bus from Bomil station, exit 5

Taeguk’s little brother: The other Favela-Anchang Village

Wrapped:

All photos by the Monkey Boy

Taeguk’s little brother: The other Favela-Anchang Village

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