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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Korea . Seoul . Jeollabuk-Do . Jeonju Hanok Village in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province

Korea . Seoul .  Jeollabuk-Do . Jeonju Hanok Village in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province

Jeonju Hanok Village (Courtesy of Jeonju City)

Located about 250km south of Seoul in North Jeolla Province, Jeonju is known for its signature cuisine, including dishes like bibimbap (mixed rice and vegetables) and bean sprouts and boiled rice soup (kongnamulgukbap). But there is a lot more to the city than delicious food.

In Jeonju, nearly 800 traditional Korean houses form a large village, keeping alive some of Korea’s best surviving pre-modern architecture and folk culture. It is also home to a number of tourist sites, including a Hanok experience center and a traditional liquor museum.

Located near the entrance of the village is the vividly painted Gyeonggijeon pavilion where the portrait of Lee Seong-gye (1335-1408), or Taejo, the founder of the Joseon Dynasty, is located. Many trees, including a 400-year old ginkgo tree and a stand of bamboo trees, create a charming walking course around the pavilion.

Located across from the pavilion is Jeondong Catholic Church. The beautiful architecture of this church featured in the film, “The Letter” (1997).

More information about these and other tourism attractions is available from the homepage of the Korea Tourism Organization. (To visit the homepage, click here (Korean, English, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, French, Germany, Russian, Spanish and Thai)). More information is also available at Korea Travel Phone: Call+82-64-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese and Chinese).

Before we reaching to the destination from Seoul, the bus will stop at this quite huge R&R station.