One of Korea’s most popular tourist destinations, Jeonju charms both domestic and foreign tourists. There is a lot to see in the city, from the constantly-visited Jeonju Hanok Village to the undiscovered gems of Gaengnidan-Gil Road and Wansan Park. If you’ve already visited, a return 전주출장마사 (Jeonju business trip) might not sound all that exciting. Break aside from the traditional tour route to add some flavor. Change up your usual bibimbap and photographs at the Jeondong Catholic Cathedral for a Korean-style tour of Jeonju!
Choosing your hanbok style at 9:00
Renting a hanbok for the day is the first stop on any vacation to Jeonju, whether it’s your first time or not! The village is crammed with hanbok rental businesses. Unlike most stores in Seoul, where hanbok is only available in the traditional style, Jeonju stores also provide shorter hanbok, like those worn by popular girl idol groups, as well as the current craze for 1930s fashion, made popular by the K-drama “Mr. Sunshine (2018).”
10:00 – Enjoying the scenery
When you’re in the center of a hamlet, it can be difficult to “see the forest for the trees,” as the adage goes. Go to Omokdae Pavilion, which is perched on a hill at the opposite end of the hamlet from Gyeonggijeon Shrine, to obtain a birds-eye perspective. The wooden boardwalk offers some breathtaking views of the hanok rooftops along the way, but you won’t be able to see much from the top of the hill.
Noon – A new dish is tried.
It is a necessity to sample everything if you visit Jeonju, the city of flavors! The well-known Jeonju bibimbap, kongnamul gukbap (rice soup with soybean sprouts), and sweet choco pies will be tasted by almost all tourists. Try mulgalbi, a spicy soup made with glass noodles and soybean sprouts that is a unique experience.
3:00 PM – Visiting the neighborhood market
The next location to experience traveling as a Korean is the Jeonju Nambu Traditional Market, which is situated directly across the street from the Hanok Village. You might believe that once you’ve seen one market, you’ve seen them all. At first sight, it appears that applies in this situation, but after you go to the second floor, you’ll notice how inaccurate first impressions may be.
5 p.m. – Unwinding in a café
Visit Gaengnidan-gil Road to wrap up your Jeonju tour in true Korean fashion! Gaengnidan-gil Road, which is based off Gyeongnidan-gil Road in Itaewon, received its name from being close to the gaeksa, an old guesthouse used by officials of the government during the Goryeo and Joseon eras. Gaengnidan-gil, despite being smaller, nevertheless has around 30 independently run cafés, eateries, and apparel businesses spread out along the street’s network of lanes. In a café, take pictures with the props or unwind with a good book and some strong coffee.
This is the perfect one-day itinerary for your Jeonju trip.