American Village – Namhae, Korea

American Village Namhae Korea

Welcome to American Village, a place designed to lure Korean-Americans back to their homeland with its beautiful surroundings and American suburbia style homes.

American Village Namhae Korea

I have to admit that the views of Aenggang Bay are amazing.

American Village - Aenggang Bay Namhae Korea

I guess if you’re a Korean-American that wants to retire in Korea, the concept of an American Village might be appealing… assuming your idea of retirement is living in the middle of a rural island.

The houses were interesting. I felt like I had walked onto a movie studio lot. A lot of the houses seemed to be pensions (a type overnight lodging). Some of them had a theme, like this one. It was Hawaiian and Indian themed, complete with a Washington Redskins mailbox.

American Village Namhae Korea

We were the only foreigners there that day, but the village was really busy and parking was hard to find.

American Village Namhae KoreaSo many people were walking around taking photos of themselves with these “American” houses in the background.

The American Village is a fun place to stop. It’s pretty quirky and an interesting find. I don’t think it’s something I would go out of my way to see, but it’s a nice place to stop at if you’re driving by.

Address: 947-1 Yongso-ri, Idong-myeon, Namhae-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea ‎

6 thoughts on “American Village – Namhae, Korea

  1. OMG I love things like this! I took my students in Thailand to a place called “Santorini Park,” Mini Greece right there in Thailand! It was pretty funny 🙂

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