Fairy tales are not made for only children. No matter how old we have grown, fairy tales are always beautiful to dream of and a short getaway to a fairy tale village definitely won’t hurt!
Locating just next to China Town in Incheon, Songwol Fairy Tale Village has also made the top list of must-visit in Incheon, thanks to the renovation project that includes colourful and creative classic fairy tales paintings all around the village. These paintings, inspired by the classic fairy tales from around the world has been welcoming many visitors to walk around here and step into the dreamland of fairy tales.
Jjajang-myeon Bingsu (Cafe Oz)
Songwol Fairy Tale Village has a famous dessert cafe which serves Jjajang-myeon Bingsu. It might sound gross at first you hear about this! How could ice flakes mix well with Jjajang sauce?! Yes, it doesn’t! Only then we knew that it is not actually Jjajang sauce but just an ice cream dessert resembling to noodles and decorated with red bean or chocolate toppings! The cafe that does the bingsu is called Cafe Oz. It had been broadcasted on many Korean TV shows and, of course, many visitors had come by to try this peculiar dessert.
Each Jjajang bingsu is served with side dishes like fruits and snacks. Each serving costs around 14000 won. The bingsu has chocolate, milk, strawberry and syrup on it. Sweet and good! See how creative that they put the syringes as the cutlery. You do eat them with the syringes!
While the second floor of Cafe Oz provides the space for dine-in customers to have their peculiar dessert, the first floor features an exhibition hall of the characters in One Piece, a famous Japanese animation. Actually the whole building is designed with the theme of One Piece, as you could see from the outside of the building and all the posters on the wall.
Here is the link of the Instagram page of Cafe Oz. @cafeoz_onepiece
Around the Fairy Tale Village
Not only does the walls are painted with fairy-tale-related murals, the whole village looks like to have been intentionally built like a village in the fairy tale.
You could see the lamp posts, the cafes, and even the houses which in real have people residing are parts of the theme. Throughout the village, there are many photo zones and sculptures or figures like Pinocchio, Disney princesses and Korean tale characters(Heung-bu and Nol-bu). Not a single corner is neglected!
To be honest, I would tell this is indeed the best place to look around with your family especially if you have children. Not to mention its convenient location near China Town and the Incheon subway station. Also, another pro is it does not cost a single penny to enjoy all these adorable views unless you want to get some souvenirs and try on the famous Jjajang Bingsu!