'Ihwa Mural Village is located on Mount Naksan in Seoul. It's an extremely popular and colourful attraction north of the Han River...'
Ihwa Mural Village is also known as 'moon village' due to its location on Mount Naksan, high above the city. The village gets the name from the fact that it's considered to be closer to the moon due to its height. When you visit, be prepared for a steep climb to the top - there are a LOT of stairs.
Back in 2006, Ihwa village was a derelict neighbourhood, largely occupied by poor families, and was planned for demolition. Then the Ministry for Culture stepped in with their 'Art in the City' campaign and revitalised the area with street art. The village is now home to many colourful murals, representing around 70 different artists.