The Best and Most Endearing Le Petit Prince Spots in South Korea

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Visiting the best Little Prince-themed locations in Korea can be fun for adults and toddlers. Kids can enjoy the fun illustrations while parents can connect with the themes of the book as it relates to living lives abroad. Here are The Little Prince places I go with my little one.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Antoine de Saint-Exupery was the French writer, poet, journalist, and aviator, who gifted us, the dreamers and the adventures, the story of “The Little Prince”. This young prince traverses a galaxy and gains invaluable wisdom as he interacts with other characters on distant planets. And, in doing so, his story captivates audiences of any age.

I’m not going to ruin this story for those who have not yet read it because, much like the quest for the holy grail, the actual treasure hides in the journey. His lessons will resonate with world travelers and expatriates, especially during a pandemic, to remind us of what is most important, our relationships with others and our imagination. 

Little Prince at Gwangjucheon Stream Walk in Gwangju South Korea
Gwangjucheon Stream Walk in Gwangju

About ‘The Little Prince’ Book

The Little Prince has sold millions of copies, translated into many languages, adapted to screen and theater, it’s no wonder that Korea has also fallen in love with the story. The Little Prince is filled with beautiful esoteric writing that allows the reader to reflect on their priorities, perceptions, loves, and losses.

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Reading ‘The Little Prince’ While Living in South Korea

In fact, The Little Prince may be the perfect story for those of us who live abroad and struggle to balance our priorities. The story brings up many themes such as love we have left behind, how confirmation bias forms our perceptions of a place, and how the words of others may influence our journeys.

Additionally, reading a book on Korean history written by a Korean historian and then following it up by reading “The Little Prince” with an understanding that Korea loves The Little Prince can be an incredible tool for gaining deeper insight into the heart and the soul of the culture.

While you may find many locations, such as pensions and hotels, named “The Little Prince”, don’t be misled. For current and future generations of Little Prince fans, I’ve highlighted a few obvious and not so obvious places to find him. 

Where to look for the Little Prince

Little Prince Cafe, Yongin South Korea
Flowers and Little Prince Cafe, Yongin
Cafe Hangout

Cafe Hangout5

0507-1335-9522

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Cozy dessert cafe located in the Ville near Camp Humphreys offering drinks and desserts with an their clientele in mind.

Hangul Address

경기 평택시 팽성읍 안정순환로222번길 95

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Travel Notes: For beautifully illustrated murals, pick up a coffee and treat at Cafe Hangout. This cafe isn’t 100% dedicated to The Little Prince but they do feature the character and their drinks and baked goods are fantastic so you get theme and substance.

Petite France

Petite France 2.5

031-584-8200

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This little village has cafes and shops that imitate France, though it is more of an homage to the The Little Prince. There are places for photo ops and cafes.

Hangul Address

1063 Hoban-ro Cheongpyeong-myeon

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Travel Notes: For a day of feeling as though you’ve traveled into another world, visit this Little Prince theme park. This is a VERY popular Instagram spot in South Korea.

Sejong National Arboretum

Sejong National Arboretum 5

044-251-0001

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Pro-tip: make sure that you buy tickets in advance if you are traveling from far away. They do sellout. Large area with park, trails, scenic spots,, greenhouse/ conservatory (includes a Mediterranean Garden, Tropical Plant Garden, Theme Garden, Palace, kids coloring station, art exhibit, snack shop, and Doppio Cafe). Restaurant with cafe and gift shop near entrance. Kids playground at the far end of park.

Hangul Address

세종 연기면 수목원로 136

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Travel Notes: In the National Sejong Arboretum garden and gift shop. You’ll find beautiful, woodcrafted nightlights with the Little Prince inside. Perfect gift for Little Prince fans of any age.

Farm Kamille

Farm Kamille5

041-675-3636

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Largest herb farm in Korea with picturesque views, camping site, pension, and restaurant Herbal teas, aroma footbaths Little Prince Pension and walk. Cafe. Petting zoo. Educational experiences, such as herbal remedy workshops. Event planning, such as weddings. Adult 8,000 Won Teen 5,000 Won Child 4,000 Won

Hangul Address

충남 태안군 남면 우운길 56-19

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Travel Notes: A trip for the senses, this flower park includes a maze, a petting zoo, a tea and spa house, a cafe, and a Little Prince-inspired garden and pension. Rather than traversing the galaxy, this garden is organized by chapters so you’ll watch our main character meet characters on distant planets. If you visit during the Spring and Summer, you’ll even meet his rose.

St. Johns Hotel

St. Johns Hotel5

033-660-9000

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Beautiful hotel on the beach with many amenities. More affordable during the off seasons. Includes an infinity pool, fitness room, sculpture park,, and many restaurants and cafes.

Hangul Address

강원 강릉시 창해로 307

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Travel Notes: Sculpture Park at St. John’s Hotel in Gangneung has a statue of the Little Prince. If you love the beach, seafood, and coffee, this is a beautiful location any time of year. Off-peak season, such as the Fall, is also much more affordable.

The Little Prince Pension

The Little Prince Pension0

0507-1401-0873

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An affordable Little Prince themed pension.

Hangul Address

전북 무주군 설천면 만선로 34-1

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Travel Notes: Stay in a pension that will leave you feeling relaxed and transported into the world of the Little Prince. 

Purple Island Bridge

Purple Island Bridge0

An island that revitalized it’s community by painting everything purple so it’s pretty for Instagram.

Hangul Address

전라남도 신안군 안좌면 박지리

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Travel Notes: A chromatophile’s dream adventure to a half-moon island in South Jeolla. As you walk along the bridge, you’ll meet a familiar face.

Gwangjucheon River Walk

Gwangjucheon River Walk0

The Gwangju river walk offers many beautiful points of interests. You can also ride your bikes here. Perfect relaxing day out.

Hangul Address

광주 남구 구동 76

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Travel Notes: Take a walk along Gwangjucheon Stream in Gwangju and find a Little Prince statue. You’ll also find Little Prince murals around the city.

Gamcheon Culture Village

Gamcheon Culture Village0

A picturesque traditional village which evolved into a culture center to avoid demolition. Paid parking available.

Hangul Address

부산광역시 사하구 감내1로 200

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Travel Notes: The most popular and Instagram-able location for Little Prince sightings,  Gamcheon Village in Busan. 

Little Prince at Fairytale Village, Incheon South Korea

Travel Notes: Le Petit Prince has a few cameos, as one should expect, in Fairytale Village, Incheon.

Starfield Mall Anseong

Starfield Mall Anseong5

1833-9001

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A big mall filled with lots of things like play areas, food courts, grocery shopping, clothes shopping, movie theater, etc.

Hangul Address

경기 안성시 공도읍 서동대로 3930-39

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Travel Notes: The Byeolmadang Kids Library in Anseong Starfield Mall – As a blend of literature, art, and technology, kids may practice coding while watching the story of The Little Prince.

Flower And Little Prince

Flower And Little Prince 5

0507-1393-2627

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Little Prince themed cafe with large sweet and savory bakery selection. Three floors with outdoor seating on first and third. Putting zone out front and short scenic walk.

Hangul Address

경기 용인시 처인구 백옥대로 1311 꽃과어린왕자

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Travel Notes: With one of the largest collections of The Little Prince books, art, memorabilia on display, this beautiful 3-floor cafe is a must-see-destination for all Little Prince fans. There’s also a small golf putting area on the first floor and a walking trail along the side with lovely, white butterflies.

As you travel around Korea, remember The Little Prince says, “Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies” and allow yourselves to be transformed by his story.

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