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Jeonju, City of Korean Tradition

Jeonju, located in the southwestern part of the Korean Peninsula in northern Jeolla province has the most favorable geographical conditions, including vast plains and close proximity to the sea. Jeonju has best maintained the Korean traditions and culture through hanok (Korean traditional houses), hansik (Korean traditional cuisine) and hanji (Korean traditional paper) as well as pansori, a Korean traditional genre of musical storytelling performance, which was designated as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2003.

  • Hanji, traditional Korean paper handmade from mulberry trees
  • Bibimbap, traditional Korean food
  • Pungnammun Gate


  • - Longitude 35.8° N
  • - Latitude 127.1° E
  • - Timezone GMT +9
  • - Venue capacity
    Up to 800 Participants
  • - Accommodation capacity
    450 rooms
  • - International Airport
    Incheon Int'l Airport


  • Population

    247 Thousands

  • Area


  • Getting there

    - Gunsan Airport : 1 hour distance from Gunsan Airport, shuttle bus operating hourly. - Limousine bus operated among Incheon ↔ Gimpo ↔ Jeonju every 30 minutes. - Takes about 2 hours and 30 mins from Seoul by KTX (Korea Express Train)

  • Local Food

    - Jeonju bibimbap (steamed rice with assorted beef and vegetables) - hanjeongsik (Korean set menu) - Jeonju kongnamul gukbap(Jeonju-style Bean Sprout Rice Soup)

  • Remarks

    - Well maintained cultural heritage with traditional food, designated as the UNESCO City of Gastronomy - Jeonju Hanok Village : You can find over 700 traditional housing(Hanok) in one location. Introduced as 'Beautiful places to visit in Korea' by Michelin Guide.


This table shows annual temperature of JEONJU as Centigrade and Fahrenheit
Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
Centigrade (℃) -0.5 1.5 6.3 12.8 18.2 22.5 25.8 26.2 21.5 15.0 8.3 2.2
Fahrenheit (℉) 31.1 34.7 43.3 55.0 64.7 72.5 78.4 79.4 70.7 59 46.9 35.9

※ For weather information : http://web.kma.go.kr/eng/index.jsp


  • A walking tour on Jeonju - Explore Jeonju Hanok Village on foot

    In the heart of the city of Jeonju stand numerous heritage sites, including Pungnammun, Gyeonggijeon Shrine, Jeondong Cathedral, Crafts Exhibition Hall, Jeonju Treasures Center and the Museum of Traditional Wine. All are close by and within walking distance. One that particular which stands out, is the Jeonju Hanok Village, home to some 700 hanoks (Korean traditional houses) and traditional teahouses.

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    A walking tour on Jeonju - Explore Jeonju Hanok Village on foot

  • Indulge in the foodie heaven

    Jeonju is perhaps best known for its food. The fertile Honam Plain and the clear waters of the region are said to be the contributing factors in the city's nationwide food fame. Bibimbap is the city's signature dish, and it can be found everywhere throughout the town. You can also try goldongban, "the food of the kings" from the Joseon period

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    Indulge in the foodie heaven

  • Jeonju's Lyrical Past - A taste of old Korea

    Geumsan-sa, located on the slopes of Mt. Moak, is filled with Korean cultural treasures of stone pagodas, stone lanterns and wooden halls all which are designated national treasures by the government. The centerpiece of Geumsan-sa is the awe-inspiring Mireukjeon Hall, one and only massive three-story traditional structure in the country which has been designated as National Treasure No. 62.

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    Jeonju's Lyrical Past - A taste of old Korea

  • Hanok Stay - Gateway to traditional living

    Built in 1908, Hagindang House is the oldest hanok and the only private residence designated as a cultural asset in Jeonju Hanok Village, a Slow City site. One can experience the traditional living through Hanok stays. Nearby, thre are cultural attractions including Gyeonggijeon, Jeonjuhyanggyo Confucian School, and Nambu Market.

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    Hanok Stay - Gateway to traditional living