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Jeonju Hanok Village

Jeonju Hanok Village

The Jeonju Hanok Village is a place that has more than 800 houses and with a friendly surrounding, the village displays the rich cultural heritage of this place. Be it the Hanok houses or the cobblestoned lanes or slate tile roofs or even the white walls, everything in this village adds to building an ambiance that is divine and pure. The visitors should definitely visit this place and interact with the people, to understand the warmth this village has towards the visitors. The houses in this place have very elegant and pretty courtyards. The visitors will also encounter with a number tea house which was originally a Hanok house, but due to the growing tourist number and the café culture, a number of teahouses have been opened. There are also some museums, boutiques, and guesthouses.

Gyeonggijeon Shrine

Gyeonggijeon Shrine

Like the many different shrines that are present in Korea, the Gyeonggijeon Shrine displays a beautiful architecture that has a lot of vibrancy due to the utilization of red and gold in its design. The shrine has a number of pillars which displays the strength of this place. The main attraction of this place includes the carriages that were used for moving the mortuary in the Joseon dynasty and this provides the visitors with goosebumps.

Jeondong Catholic Cathedral

Jeondong Catholic Cathedral

The church in the center of the city exhibits an architectural excellence and is one of the most gorgeous locations in Jeonju. There is a huge portrait of Jesus Christ outside the church in white stone, displaying pureness. The architecture of this church has been inspired by the Roman architecture, and thus this place offers a different sight in comparison to other places in the city, to the visitors. The interiors of this church are very elegant with a high roof ceiling, making this place a must-visit attraction.

Jaman Art Village

Jaman Art Village

The old alley in Jeonju has recently got a transformation and has been made the most vibrant place in the city. The alley’s wall has been covered in vibrant colors and beautiful paintings. These paintings have been carved on the walls are mostly displaying a comic scene and to walk around this alley, will automatically generate a smile on the visitor’s face. Apart from the comic theme, there is some other theme too, that the visitors will witness. Walking through this alley, the visitors will recognize the impressive artistic side of Jeonju in the current times.

Jeonju Hanji Museum

Jeonju Hanji Museum

This place is amazing and offers a refreshing experience, as the museum has a very unique approach to catering to visitors. People planning to visit this place should start from the history hall that houses a number of artifacts. A handmade piece out of the traditional Korean Mulberry paper is known as Hanji. The museum displays a number of artistic and creative pieces that have been added to the museum in recent times.

Deokjin Park

Deokjin Park

The most underrated place in Jeonju is this park. This place is unrealistic to a large extent, especially the bridge that has been created in the middle of the lush green plants. People who want to take a break from the traditional and cultural aspect of the city should definitely visit this place. This place will offer some perfect pictures. There is a huge sea of Lotus plant completely unrealistic and the largest one which you would have ever witnessed. There is also a huge pong and above it is the suspension bridge. There are some very beautiful duck shaped paddle boats to enjoy too.

Travelling to Jeonju, South Korea

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Jeonju is considered as one of the most favorite places of the Korean travelers and it is due to the peaceful environment this place offers, along with some historical architecture and the best gastronomic experience to the visitors. For the visitors, who is tired after experiencing the high and hectic city life in Seoul, then the visitors should straightaway head to this beautiful city that has a perfect environment. The fact that makes this place even better is that this place is not popular with foreign travelers and thus, the visitors will get the chance to explore this place in a much better way. The city is charming and magnificent, be it the rich architecture, cuisine, and traditions. This place has been recently rewarded by the UNESCO as the “City of Gastronomy”, but still the city has not been affected by the explosion of tourism. The visitors who like to enjoy a relaxing holiday and like to spend leisure time with friends, family or by themselves, along with a great gastronomic experience this is a perfect place for such people.

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Jeonju Travel Tips & Guide

How to Get Tickets?

The tickets to the various places are available near the entrance gate or in the vicinity of the location. People who do not like wasting their time by standing in a queue can pre-book their tickets through the internet. All the information related to tickets is on this website.

How To Get Around?

The best option to explore this place is through bus, taxi and on foot. There is an excellent and efficient bus system that will take the visitors to different places through the various tours offered by them. People who do not like traveling by public transport can opt for a taxi. Some of the places can be reached easily on foot too.

What Should I Wear?

No, there is no dress code that has to be followed while visiting this place. People who want to add more fun to their trip can explore this city wearing the traditional dress of this place that is easily available in the local market.

Jeonju Tourism Facts

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit this place is from June to August, the weather during this time is pretty warm. But Jeonju is a place that can be visited all year round, due to the less temperature at this place, so the weather throughout the year is pretty awesome to explore and enjoy the place.

Currency

South Korean Won

Will I Need a Guide?

Yes, hiring a guide will be a sensible option, as most of the information displayed here is in Korean language, so people who are not familiar with it, should definitely hire a guide, as it would be very difficult to know about the place.

How To Get There?

Jeonju can be reached by bus, train, taxi, and flight. Though Jeonju has an airport, it is very small, so the best option to reach this place is through Seoul Incheon Airport and from there it is a three-hour drive to the city of Jeonju.

Additional Info

People who are interested in history and traditions should definitely visit Gaeksa building.