Jeonju Hanok Village

Although hanok villages are a must-visit in Korea, there is no lack of villages in Seoul itself. However, every city’s village has its own special story, and Jeonju Hanok Village is no exception. It’s also been designated as an International Slow City in 2010 ‘in recognition of its relaxed pace of life where traditional culture and nature blend harmoniously’.

Plus point: This was the filming location for Running Man Ep 185 Running Stars!

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I came to Jeonju Hanok Village while on a tour package with Chan Brothers (7D6N Grandeur Of Korea (KR7GKG) updated 25July), so the time I spent here was considerably short. Therefore, I may not be able to fully explain how to get here or go into detail about the activities you can do.

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According to the KTO website, ‘Jeonju Hanok Village is especially beautiful for its unique roof edges, which are slightly raised to the sky.’ Do look out for this special architectural detail when you are there!

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Among rows of beautiful houses, there are many shops that sell clothes, accessories, etc. but they aren’t the cheapest around in Korea if you’re looking for a bargain. The shops that are most commonly found, however, are the hanbok rental shops, as the architecture in Jeonju Hanok Village makes for a great photograph background. They work the same as those in Seoul, where you rent a hanbok for a certain period of time and can pay extra for better hanboks, or extra accessories.

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Of course, I couldn’t let this opportunity slip past. However, I wore this in winter when it dropped to almost 1 degree Celsius, and the hanbok isn’t really made of the thickest material so I could feel myself freezing throughout the whole time I donned the hanbok. Also, another point to take note is that the sun sets really, really early in winter. As you can see in the photo, it almost got too dark to take a decent photo at just 5 PM, so you may want to time your visit or hanbok experience at around 4 PM, just before the sun sets, and if you’re lucky enough you might be able to catch the golden hour!


DIRECTIONS

Address:29, Eojin-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do
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[Express Intercity Bus] 
Gangnam Bus Terminal ↔ Jeonju (about 2 hours 40 minutes)
Seoul Nambu Bus Terminal ↔ Jeonju (about 2 hours 30 minutes)
Gwangju Bus Terminal ↔ Jeonju (about 1 hour 30 minutes)

[Train] 
Yongsan Station (KTX, Saemaul, Mugunghwa) ↔ Jeonju Station

[Bus]
1) From Jeonju Station, take Bus No.12, 60 ,79, 109, 119, 142, 508, 513, 536 or 542
– Get off at Jeondong Cathedral (Hanok Village) Bus Stop.

2) From Jeonju Intercity/Express Bus Terminal, take Bus No. 5-1 or 79.
– Get off at Jeondong Cathedral (Hanok Village) Bus Stop.

[Taxi]
It takes about 15-20 minutes by taxi from Jeonju Station or Jeonju Bus Terminal to the Jeonju Hanok Village.

For more information, visit KTO’s website here.

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Author: Vivian

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