Welcome to American Village, a place designed to lure Korean-Americans back to their homeland with its beautiful surroundings and American suburbia style homes.
I have to admit that the views of Aenggang Bay are amazing.
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.
We were the only foreigners there that day, but the village was really busy and parking was hard to find.
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