Jeonju Travel Guide
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- JeonjuSep 06, 2012
Jeonju has a millennium-old history of being home to many dynasties and reigns of royalty.
Jeonju Hanok Village has 700 traditional Korean houses, Hanok that are still home to residents today. Hanok Village is the best-preserved living traditional village. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Korea. Jeonju also hosted the FIFA World Cup 2002, which saw grand scale refurbishments to many areas in Jeonju for World Cup visitors.
Many traditional and historic sites are excellently preserved in Jeonju such as Gyeonggi Palace, Jeondong Catholic Church, Pungnam-dong, Omokdae, Hyanggyo, Gwonhwon Fortress ruins, Namgo Fortress and many others historic sites. There are also traditional culture learning centers such as art crafts exhibition halls, master products exhibition centers, Hanok Living Experience centers, traditional alcohol museum, Hanji centers, and herbal medicine experience centers. People can also participate in learning about and making traditional art crafts such as Hapjukseon or Taegukseon (fans) along with trying out the traditional tea shops and restaurants. Jeonju offers visitors much to see, do and eat.
Historically, the neighboring area of Kyo-dong, Pungnam-dong and the urban Hanok are the living record of Korea’s modernization process and the transformation of housing since 1910. Many scholars and civil organization demand the preservation and management of the area with important governmental authority to provide preservation, improvement and management under strict supervision. Jeonju’s urban Hanok Village is the only place that so well preserves the old traditional streets, houses and structures from Korea’s past.
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- JeonjuFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
Jeonju is a city in South Korea, and the capital of North Jeolla Province. It is an important tourist center famous for Korean food, historic buildings, sports activities and innovative festivals.
You may register at Visit Korea Tourism to take free shuttle bus (departing from seoul to jeonju in the morning 8am and back from jeonju at 5pm) to Jeonju.Once arrived, we go to see Jeonju tourism to take up some guidebook. The lady help us to shortlist a few significant tourist spots but we almost covered all the places during the 3 days there. And we just depend on the map(chinese/english) route to go around Jeonju.We got the hanok stay by engaging tourism also. They had all the linkage to all the hanok stay in hanok village. We stayed at "cheongdam" which costs us 50k per night for 2 persons, not including breakfast.
About food, i think bean sprout soup, korean set meal and bibimbap is a must:). If you get bored of rice, you can try noodles at Veteran, 5k per noodle, which is reasonably cheap.Please see more food information at link below:
The "market' near Pungnanmun has a lot to sell. Maybe you can buy some mattress/ blanket home.
Among all famous tourist destination, Gaeksa night market are also worth a visit. Dearby Gaeksa, there is also hanok spa- Jim Jil bang. There is another one you can reach by taxis which blogger said it is nicer
Feel free to write me a PM and i will share you my itinerary when i was in Korea for 21-28 April 2012.
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