Most people would agree there’s nothing better than discovering
a freebie on your travels. In Korea you can find many free experiences
like free walking tours etc but the latest offer allows tourists to travel to
one of Korea’s most popular tourist cities absolutely free.
An exclusive free shuttle bus for foreign passport holders is
operating between Seoul and Jeonju from this March until the 25th
August, 2013. The Seoul-Jeonju shuttle bus that operated last year to
promote ‘Visit Jeonbuk Year’ contributed significantly to an increase of
visitors to the region so authorities have decided to offer the free shuttle
bus service again to encourage more foreign visitors to visit Jeonju city and
the surrounding region.
The free shuttle bus service runs both ways three times a week
on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The shuttle bus is entirely free of
charge and reservations can only be made online, One person can reserve a
maximum of two seats only. Bookings can be made via the following
Of all the cultural gems of Jeonju, perhaps the most celebrated
is the Jeonju Hanok Village. Designated as one of the top places to visit in
2011, the Jeonju Hanok Village encompasses about 700 homes and represents the
largest cluster of hanok (Korean traditional houses) in Korea.
Jeonju also has several important cultural assets and facilities
like the Gyeonggijeon Shrine, Omokdae Pavilion, and Hyanggyo (Confucian
school). Jeonju is one of Korea’s ‘slow cities’ and is a great place for
tourists to immerse themselves in the history and traditions of Korea.
Jeonju city is well known for the best quality food in the
country and even Koreans travel there for the high standard of its
cuisine. It’s a great place to try the Jeonju Bibimbap (mixed rice &
vegetable dish) or perhaps enjoy a feast with Jeonju Hanjeongsik, the thirty or
more dish special banquet.
Besides food Jeonju offers a wealth of small museums including
the Hanji (Korean traditional paper) Museum, Traditional Wine Museum,
Calligraphy Museum and more. It also hosts the annual Jeonju Bibimbap
Festival, the Hanji Culture Festival and an International Sori (music) festival
So, if you are planning a visit to Korea this year, make sure
you take advantage of the free shuttle bus to Jeonju city. After a few
days in Seoul, Jeonju will offer a peaceful respite from the busy capital city
and give you the opportunity to learn more about Korea’s history and culture in
the Jeonju Hanok Village.
Further details of the
Jeonju Hanok Village: http://tour-eng.jeonju.go.kr/index.sko
Dated: 7 March, 2013
Further information: Jennifer Doherty, PR/Marketing
Manager, KTO Sydney office
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: 02)9252-4147/8