KTX Tours: Jeonju - Korea Tourism Organization
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Only 1.5 hours from Seoul by KTX, Jeonju is the best place for experiencing traditional Korean culture. You can wear a hanbok (traditional Korean clothes) and walk the streets of a hanok (traditional Korean residence) village, taste traditional Korean dishes, enjoy traditional performances, and stay the night at a hanok

The core of Jeonju tourism has to be the Jeonju Hanok Village. Rows of beautiful tile-roofed hanoks built in the 1930s will make you feel like you’ve traveled through time. Consisting of some 600 residences, this is an actual village where people still live in, and some have offered their homes as guesthouses. Now, if you’ve decided on a place to stay, then head over to Cheongchun Market, where you need yeopjeon (old Korean coins) to purchase things, and experience programs in which you can make Jeonju bibimbap, the areas most representative dish, are also offered. You can also rent a hanbok and wear as you look around and take pictures in the Hanok Village. For a taste of traditional Jeonju culture, you should do the Jeondong Cathedral–Gyeonggijeon Shrine–Jeonju Traditional Wine Museum–Jeonju Hanok Living Experience Center (Sehwagwan) tour. When the sun starts to fall, go to Omokdae (p. 31) for an exceptional view of the old Hanok Village. For dinner you should try the kongnamul gukbap (soybean sprout and rice soup) at the Nambu Night Market.

Recommend Route

Day 1 
Jeonju Station → Jeonju Hanok Village → Omokdae → Nambu Night Market

Gün 2 
Jeonju Hanok Village → Cheongchun market → Jeonju Station

1. Jeonju Hanok Village
Tourist Information Center
99, Girin-daero, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do 

2. Cheongchun Market
41, Eunhaeng-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do 

3. Nambu Night Market
19-3, Pungnammun 1-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do 

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Must Do in Jeonju

4. Try on a Hanbok at the 
Jeonju Hanok Village 
The Jeonju Oriental Medicine Culture Center and other facilities within the Hanok Village offer hanbok rental services. You can tour the village and take pictures wearing a hanbok for double the fun. Rental fee is about 10,000won for 4 hours, and you can also rent traditional purses and hair pieces to go with the dress. 

Jeonju Oriental Medicine Culture Center
53, Eunhaeng-ro, Wansn-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do 
 10: 00–22: 00 (weekends from 09:30)
Year open-round
+ 82-63-102-1000 

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