Whenever we think of Jeonju, one thing that comes to our minds first is Jeonju Bibimbap..
But honestly, a lot of people don't know about Jeonju other than that..
Jeonju is the capital of North Jeolla Province and has a lot of historic buildings and hosts innovative festivals that tourists can enjoy..
One place you should visit in Jeonju is Hanok ( Korean traditional house) Village..
Jeonju hanok village is full of cultural heritages such as Gyeonggijeon, Ajin Museum, Omokdae & Imokdae, Jeonju Sago, Punnammun, Hamabi, Hakindang, Hanbyeokru, Jeonju Hyanggyo, etc..(Kyugki-jeon includes a portrait of Joseon Dynasty's founder Yi Seonggye)
One of the most beautiful churches in Korea , Jeondong Church is also located near the village..
Jeonju Hanok Village is a lot bigger than Bukchon Hanok Village in Seoul and there are full of things to see and experience like Hanji crafts, traditional knot-tying, fans, pendants, sot-daes, totem poles, Jiseung plates, porcelains, rubbings, natural dyes, woodcuts, woodcraft, pungmul, tea ceremonies, postcard writing, etc.
If you want to feel things in old- fashioned Korean style, then try to go to the village..
Even "Paris Baguette", one of the most popular bakeries looks different here..
- Address: Jeollabuk-do Jeonju-si Wonsan-gu Pungnam-dong / Gyo-dong
(Express Bus Terminal station, Subway Line 3,7) to Jeonju(Bus schedule: 05:30 -24:00, 5-10 intervals / Estimated travel time: 2hr 45min)
1. From Jeonju Intercity Bus Terminal, take city bus No. 211, 221, 231, 241, 251, and 291 bound for Nambu Market. Get off at Jeondong Cathedral or Jeonbuk Art Center and walk 10 min.
2. From Jeonju Station, take city bus No. 142, 211, 221, 231, 241, 251, 291.(20 min ride). Get off at Jeondong Cathedral or Jeonbuk Art Center and walk 10 min.