Welcome to South Korea's Purple Islands
Almost everything on these two islands
It's inspired by the native balloon flower
(SOUNDBITE) JUNG SOON-SHIM:
"In the morning I dress up in purple from head to toe, even including my underwear and shoes, and that makes me happy."
It has become a popular tourist attraction
Restaurants even serve purple rice
It's home to around 100 residents
and has attracted nearly half a million visitors
Including K-pop band BTS member
Kim Tae-hyung - also known as V
"Old people like us have lived a secluded life, since all of the young people left the town. But after we planted lavender, I'm glad to see young people and kids are coming, they are all like my grandchildren."
Guests dressed in purple
are allowed free entry
At night tourists can also
enjoy a purple sunset