Purple Island in South Korea  


Purple island in South KoreaImages adapted from: @repole_rina, @pg._.un, @_roseliness, and เที่ยวต่างประเทศ by Gale Nungira

Many countries have begun reopening their borders for international visitors, and South Korea is one of them. The country has allowed visitors back in since 22nd June, though a 14-day self-isolation is still required. 

This is a good sign for people who are planning for a vacation in the near future. While waiting for your upcoming trip, here’s a new attraction to discover in South Korea that should definitely be on your bucket list. 


Travelling to the violet world 


Purple island in South KoreaImage credit: เที่ยวต่างประเทศ by Gale Nungira and @sso.ong

Banwol-do, or “half-moon island”, is located in Sinan County – a county in the province of South Jeolla in South Korea. Everything on the island is washed in purple hues – from its bridge, roads, houses, and fields. 

Purple island in South Korea
Don’t miss a shot with the island’s landmark 
Image credit: เที่ยวต่างประเทศ by Gale Nungira

You can rent a bicycle to travel around at ₩5,000/hour (around ฿130 [~USD4.21] per hour). 

Violet island in South Korea
Images adapted from:
เที่ยวต่างประเทศ by Gale Nungira

New attractions in South Korea
Image credit:
@_roseliness

Lavender field in South Korea
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@kim_sejong_daewang

Aside from all purple structures, you can also visit a lavender field for a dreamy photoshoot like a princess. 

Purple island in South Korea
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เที่ยวต่างประเทศ by Gale Nungira

If you have time, stay here to enjoy the beach vibes and the sunset. There is also a purple homestay available at ₩50,000 or around ฿1,300 (~USD42) for a night. 


Let the bridge guide you around the magical town


Magical purple town in South Korea
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เที่ยวต่างประเทศ by Gale Nungira

To get to the purple island, you can take a train from a Terminal 1 at Incheon International Airport to Seoul. Then, take the Korea Train eXpress (KTX) and stop at Mokpo station for a bus to Anjwa-Myeon. In Anjwa Village, there will be another bus taking you to the purple bridge. 

It takes a total of almost 10 hours to get here from Seoul, but the views and vibes you’ll see and feel on the trip are worth it.

New attractions in South KoreaImage credit: @hekomi_

Don’t forget to prepare your purple costumes to match with the place! We hope we can hop on a plane to South Korea very soon – but remember to stay safe and patient in the meantime! 

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