Have plans on visiting Jeonju but having a problem with what to put on your itinerary? Want to go to Jeonju Hanok Village yet don’t know how? What to do there? What and where to eat ? Are you looking for the best things to do in Jeonju Hanok Village? Well, here’s a guide for your plan.
Jeonju is the capital of North Jeolla Province and is the 16th largest city in South Korea. The word ‘Jeonju‘ literally means ‘Perfect Region.’ It is a perfect destination for those who are want to try traditional Korean food, sightsee historic buildings and places, hanok village tour, experience innovative festivals, wear hanbok, and a lot more.
Best Things To Do in Jeonju
Here are some of the best things that you can do at Jeonju:
Jeonju bibimbap is a traditional local food well known across South Korea. You can experience making it yourself at Jeonju Cultural Center/Jeonju Traditional Culture Center.
The Jeonju Cultural Foundation gives visitors a chance to experience the diverse cultural traditions of Korea. I got to try this as it was one of our cultural classes arranged by our university. We paid 10,000 Korean won for the registration. That was my first time making Korean food, and I enjoyed learning the process of bibimbap making. It was not that difficult to follow. It was so fun to learn how to make traditional Korean bibimbap here. The facilitators are very kind, and the cooking class was well-organized. Moreover, eating the food made by ourselves was really worthwhile.
Jeonju Cultural Foundation Address: 20, Jeonjucheondong-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea
Jeonju is the home of the largest Hanok Village in South Korea. One of the best things to do in Jeonju is to explore the Jeonju Hanok Village, a traditional-style village with over 800 traditional Korean Hanok houses. It is a spectacular area to roam around. The picturesque pavilions, houses, sculptures on the streets are very captivating that visitants can take a lot of worthy beautiful shots.
Of course, wearing a Hanbok, a traditional Korean dress, is also a must-try when you visit Jeonju Hanok Village. You can find hanbok rental shops inside the hanok village, and you can rent it for about 15,000-20,000 Korean won for 2 hours. Wander around the village with your hanbok and take countless nice pictures and videos. You can also visit the Jeondong Catholic Church, a relevant Catholic church in Jeonju, also known as the old Cathedral of Jeondong. This church appeared in some Korean dramas, too.
In Jeonju, there is so much to see, to eat, and to drink, too. If you want to grab some coffee or snacks and want to take a break from wandering around the village, you can dine-in at some hanok-style cafe. They also offer different flavors of bingsu, Jeonju’s famous Choco Pie, and not only a variety of beverages.
There is also a cafe where you can rest while gazing at the spectacular view of the Hanok Village.
Jeonju is an ancient village roughly 2 hours 4o minutes drive from Seoul. There are many kinds of transportation that you can ride to reach here.
Bus: From Express Bus Terminal Seoul, take the bus to Jeonju Express Bus Terminal. It will take 2 hours and 30 minutes to get there. From Express Bus Terminal, take Bus No. 5-1 or 79 and get off at Jeondong Cathedral (Hanok Village) Bus Stop.
Train: From Yongsan Station take the train to Jeonju Station. It will take about 2 hours to get there. 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.
Jeonju Hanok Village Address: 29, Eojin-Gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea
I enjoyed my visit in Jeonju. Wandering all day here, I didn’t feel bored. The place has a lot to offer, such as making your own bibimbap, wearing hanbok while strolling around the Hanok Village, eating a variety of food, and enjoying the magnificent view of the place itself. These are just some of the best things to do in Jeonju. I hope you can also have a wonderful trip to one of the cultural capitals of Korea, Jeonju!