South Korea’s Purple Island: Newest Tourist Attraction In Sinan County


Colourful towns have always been popular with tourists. A new attraction in South Korea is making waves on social media. You’ll find this lovely island on the west coast of South Korea.

The Purple Island is located in South Korea’s South Jeolla Province’s Sinan County. The local farming community of the island has transformed their little island into South Korea’s perfect Instagram destination where they planted over 40,000 lavender plants on the islands of Park-jido and Banwol-do.

It takes about 10 hours to get to the island from Seoul, but the beautiful scenery is well worth it. A “purple” bridge lets you walk between the two islands, Banwol and Bakji. The entrance cost 4000 won but if you were a purple, it’s FREE!

Purple Sites

The area’s hotels, restaurants, restrooms, photo booths, residential houses, and even the bridge connecting the two islands have all been painted purple.


Tourist can also rent bicycles if they don’t enjoy walking. The fee is only 5,000 Korean won to explore its vast lavender expanse. Meanwhile, purple homestays begin at KRW50,000 per night, roughly P2000.

How to Get to Banwol Island?

Address: 780-4 Sogok-ri, Anjwa-myeon, Sinan-gun, Jeollanam-do

From Incheon Airport Terminal 1, take the train to Seoul Station.
Then take the Korean Train Express (KTX) to Mokpo Station, then transfer to a bus bound for Anjwa-Myeon. Once you reach the village of Anjwa, you can take a bus to the purple bridge.

Jacquelou Colitoy
Jacquelou Colitoy is one of the founders of She has been blogging since 2008. At the age of 20, she started exploring instagrammable places, discovering fascinating cultures, trying various cuisines, and taking amazing photos from local and international travel destinations she's visiting with her boyfriend.


  1. Omg wow npka ganda nman sa purple island na ito . Perfect place sure na magugustuhan tlga ito ng mga purple lovers 💜😍


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