Jeonju, which is known as the cultural capital of South Korea, has abundance of places that are worth to visit! With its famous slogan “Feel Korea”, you can feel Korean traditional and modern atmosphere here simultaneously. For your information, Jeonju was also placed in the 3rd place in Lonely Planet’s “Best Attractions in 2016. During my stay in Jeonju, I have figured out some places that you should add to your itinerary to maximize your experience in exploring Jeonju!
1. Jeonju Hanok Village
Jeonju Hanok Village is the largest of its kind in South Korea. There are numerous picturesque statues, fountains, and pavilions on the main streets, as well as 735 traditional Korean traditional houses that are worth seeing. For your information, those houses are still lived by the locals! However, many homes have been transformed into a restaurant, café, gift shop, museum, or exhibition space that you can enjoy. Do not forget to also rent a hanbok (around 10,000 won for 2-3 hours) and take photos around the beautiful village!
2. Jeonju Nambu Traditional Market
If you want to go to another place with a traditional atmosphere while shopping, Jeonju Nambu Traditional Market is the answer! This traditional market, which was first opened in 1905, comprises of 80 stores that sell vegetables, food, fruits, dried fish, furniture, silk goods, and general goods. This market becomes a night market on Friday and Saturday night, when it becomes more bustled and livelier than the day!
3. Jaman Mural Village
Jaman Mural Village is a right place for you who love street art! There are various anime characters and Hollywood figures drawn on the walls all over the street, which are really picturesque.
4. Jeondong Catholic Church
Jeondong Catholic Church is one of the largest of its kind in South Korea, and it is also regarded as one of the most mesmerizing ones too! Historically, this church was built in honor of Roman Catholic martyrs of the Joseon dynasty, which was the same spot the martyrs lost their lives. It is unquestionably one of the beautiful historial sites that you must visit during your trip in Jeonju!
5. Deokjin Park
Deokjin Park is a right place for you who want to enjoy the relaxing scenery of a park that has a beautiful water fountain in it (it plays music too!). There is a suspension bridge too in the park, where you can walk while enjoying the beauty of blooming lotus plants during the spring season.