|Jeonju Hanok Village [Slow City] (전주한옥마을 [슬로시티])|
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|Jeonju Hanok Village is located in the city of Jeonju and overlaps Pungnam-dong and Gyo-dong. There are over 800 traditional Korean 'hanok' houses. While the rest of city has been industrialized, Hanok Maeul retains its historical charms and traditions.
Jeonju Hanok village is especially beautiful for its roof curves. The roof edges being slightly raised to the sky is unique. Hanok houses are generally divided into two sections, Anchae and Sarangchae. Anchae is also known as Gyusu room, and is furnished accordingly. Sarangchae is where the men dwell, and is referred to as the Seonbi room. Because men and women have to remain separate, Anchae is situated deep inside the house so that it is secretive and quiet.
Another trait of Hanok is that all the houses are heated with the ondol system, a unique sub-flooring heating system. Since Koreans enjoy sitting, eating, and sleeping on the floor, it needs to remain heated. A part of Hanok has been set aside so that tourists can experience traditional Korean life, called Hanok Life Experience Hall. You can enter the Seonbi room and the Gyusu room to experience the warm floor first-hand. An advantage of this system is that it is warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
The food provided is very traditional, which adds to the traditional ambience. At Jeonju Hanok Village, visitors can enjoy traditional Korean life and traditional foods like bibimbap, the most well known dish from the Jeonju region.
* A course that lets you see Hanok Village in one take
Jeondong Catholic Cathedral → Gyeonggijeon Shrine → Gyo-dong Art Center → Choi Myeong-hee Literary Museum → Todam-gil → Eunhaeng-ro → Chinese Medicine Cultural Center → Jeonju Crafts Exhibition Hall → Jeonju Traditional Hanji Center → Jeonju Korean Traditional Wine Museum → Jeonju Mastercraftsman Center → Craft Gong-bang Chonjidam → Jeonju Hanok Living Experience Center
|Korean paper making, traditional tea and musical instrument experience, traditional activities, natural dyeing, and others|
|Free parking and public parking|
|Yeomyeong Camera Museum, Jeonju Hanok Living Experience Center, Craft Gong-bang Chonjidam, Jeonju Mastercraftsman Center, Jeonju Korean Traditional Wine Museum, Choi Myeong-hee Literary Museum, Jeonju Crafts Exhibition Hall and other cultural centers, lodging, coffe shops, restaurants, and shopping centers
* Yangsajae (양사재): 063-282-4959 www.jeonjutour.co.kr
* Jeonju Hanok Living Experience Center: 063-287-6300 www.jjhanok.com
* Seunggwangjae (승광재): 063-283-0071 www.royalcity.or.kr
* Seoryewon (설예원): 063-288-4566, 283-0640 cafe.daum.net/tjfdPdnjs
* Aseheon (아세헌): 063-287-1677 gayatgo.com.ne.kr
* Pungnamheon (풍남헌): 063-286-7673
* Hagindang (학인당): 063-284-9929
|Facilities for the Handicapped|
|* Restrooms for people with disabilities (Gyeonggijeon Shrine, Choi Myeong-hee Literary Museum, Jeonju Korean Traditional Wine Museum, Jeonju Crafts Exhibition Hall, Hanok Village Information Center, and others)
* Access for people with disabilities at Information Center
|Interpretation Services Offered|
|[Gyeonggijeon Shrine Regular Tour]
English (Daily), Japanese and Chinese (Weekend)
- 11:00, 16:00 (Meet in front of Gyeonggijeon Shrine)
* No reservation required. Please arrive ten minutes before scheduled departure to sign up .
Tourist Information Center:
1 English, 1 Japanese and 1 Chinese Tour Guide in each center.
Open all year round 09:00-18:00
- Hanok Village Branch
- Gyeonggijeon Shrine Branch
- Omokdae Branch
|Korean Info. Service|
|[Hanok Village Regular Tour]
Weekdays 14:00, Weekends 10:00, 13:00, 15:00 (In front of Omokdae Information Center)
* Hanok Village Regular Tour
Tour 1 - Main Stops (Wed, Fri 14:00 / Sat 13:00 / Sunday and Public Holidays 10:00, 15:00)
Depart from Omokdae Information Center → Traditional Wine Museum → Jidam-gil (Craft Gong-bang Chonjidam) → Jeonju Hanok Living Experience Center → 600-year-old Gingko tree → Choi Myeong-hee Literary Museum → Jeondong Catholic Cathedra → Omokdae Information Center
Tour 2 - Main Stops (Mon, Tue, Thur 14:00 / Sat 10:00, 15:00 / Sun and Public Holidays 13:00)
Depart from Omokdae Information Center → Omokdae → Yangsajae Guest House → Jang Hyeon-shik Residence and Administrative Office → Jeonjuhyanggyo Confucian School → Hanbyeoknu → Namcheongyo → Gangam Calligraphy Museum → Jeonju Crafts Exhibition Hall → Hanok Village Information Center
[Gyeongijeon Shrine Regular Tour]
Daily 11:00, 14:00, 16:00 (Meet in front of Gyeongijeon Shrine)
※ No reservation required. Arrive ten minutes before scheduled departure to sign up
|Pets may or may not be allowed|
|[Airport Limousine Bus]
Incheon International Airport ↔ Jeonju (3 hours and 50 minutes)
Gimpo International Airport ↔ Jeonju (3 hours and 20 minutes)
* The estimated travel time will vary depending on road traffic.
* Website: http://www.limusine.co.kr
* Inquiries: +82-63-282-5555
[Express Intercity Bus]
Gangnam Bus Terminal ↔ Jeonju (2 hours and 40 minutes)
Seoul Nambu Bus Terminal ↔ Jeonju (2 hours and 30 minutes)
Gwangju Bus Terminal ↔ Jeonju (1 hour 30 minutes)
Yongsan Station (KTX, Saemaul, Mugunghwa) ↔ Jeonju Station
* Website: http://www.korail.com
* Inquiries: +82-1544-7788, +82-1588-7788
1) From Jeonju Station, take bus 12, 60 ,79, 109, 119, 142, 508, 513, 536, 542
- Get off at Jeondong Cathedral (Hanok Village) Bus Stop.
2) From Jeonju Intercity/Express Bus Terminal, take bus 5-1 or 79.
- Get off at Jeondong Cathedral (Hanok Village) Bus Stop.
It takes 15-20min by taxi from Jeonju Station or Jeonju Bus Terminal to Hanok Village.