Welcome to South Korea's "Purple Islands"

Welcome to South Korea's Purple Islands

Almost everything on these two islands

is purple

It's inspired by the native balloon flower


"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