PURPLE ISLAND, SOUTH KOREA 🇰🇷

The Purple Islands are a set of two islands—Banwol and Bakji, connected by a purple bridge—that have been decorated in the color purple. Both of these islands are relatively small, so they’ve become quite popular for tourists to come visit and take pictures while out walking.


WHY ARE THEY CALLED THE PURPLE ISLANDS?

As you can imagine, everything on the Purple Islands is purple. The roads are painted purple, the buildings are painted purple, the rice has been dyed purple, they serve food on purple plates, the locals dress in purple, the flowers are purple… I think you get the point.


What are the Purple Islands?


The Purple Islands are a set of two islands—Banwol and Bakji, connected by a purple bridge—that have been decorated in the color purple. Both of these islands are relatively small, so they’ve become quite popular for tourists to come visit and take pictures while out walking.


WHEN DID THE ISLANDS BECOME PURPLE? WHY PURPLE?


In 2015, the government began the process of turning everything purple on the Banwol and Bakji islands as part of an initiative to create attractive islands. They wanted the Purple Islands to be popular island destinations for visitors and locals alike.


The choice of purple came from the purple bellflowers that adorned the islands. Not only does the color choice match the flowers, but it’s such a pretty color that it’s become the main attraction of these islands. (It also brings in many BTS fans—ARMY—for the color within the fandom is purple. There’s even a spot on the island that says: “I Purple You.” Which is what BTS member V, Kim Taehyung, says quite often).



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