Jeonju Traditional Hanok Village (전주한옥마을)

Spend a day walking back in time! Jeonju Hanok Village with its 700 traditional Korean houses is one of the best-preserved living traditional villages. Beside its beautiful hanoks, Jeonju is also famous for hanji paper and its delicious cuisine.

Jeonju Hanok Village

Jeonju is located in the Jeolla province around 200 kilometers south of Seoul. The Hanok Village on the southern part of the city of Jeonju is a well preserved area of more than 700 historical hanoks. Just take a walk in the streets and enjoy the serene atmosphere!

Among the highlights, don’t  forget to visit the  Gyeonggijeon Shrine built in 1410. This beautiful shrine and its garden have been used as a filming site for many historical dramas and movies. Another place not to be missed is Jeonju Hyanggyo, a Confucian school established in the early 17th century.

We really enjoyed our time walking among the hanok village’s narrow streets and alleyways, having a look at handicraft workshops and artisan shops and of course tasting Jeonju’s delicious local food.

As a Slow city, Jeonju Hanok Village promotes a high-quality environment and healthy eating based on locally grown and prepared food. You will surely be tempted by many traditional restaurants, beautiful coffee shops and teahouses.

We visited during a hot summer weekend and spent a wonderful half-day exploring the village. If the weather is too hot, we recommend taking a break and treating yourself with a Patbingsu (the best Korean summer dessert: shaved ice with red bean paste). On the main street, there is a stream with fresh water running on the side walk and also a fountain in the centre. The kids loved jumping in and splashing out!

Jeonju Hanok Village

How to get there:

Seoul → Jeonju
Seoul Central Terminal → Jeonju Express Bus Terminal
(First bus – 05:30 / Last bus – 24:00 / Runs every 10 minutes / Travel time – 2 hours, 45 minutes)

Jeonju Express Bus Terminal → Jeonju Hanok Village
* Take Bus 5-1 from the bus stop located 150m away from the taxi stand on the opposite side of the street (towards Inter-city bus terminal direction).
(Bus runs every 15 minutes / Travel time: around 15 minutes).

  • Take Bus 79 from the bus stop in front of the terminal main gate.
    (Runs every 25 minutes / Travel time: around 15 minutes).
  • Take a taxi: approximately 10 minutes

For localisation, see our  Map for Kids and Families

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