This route offers an opportunity to tour the Jeolla area, known for great its food and rich culture. Visitors can taste a wide array of delicious food from Jeonju Bibimbap to traditional-style full-course Korean dishes. Touring elegant traditional houses will enrich travel experiences for tourists as well.
* Free Shuttle Bus Operating for Individual International Tourists (January 1 - Dec. 31, 2012)
|Seoul- Jeonju Route|
|Seoul→Jeonju||8:00-11:00||Seoul Donghwa Duty Free (Gwanghwamun) ↔ Jeonju Hanok Village|
It is the largest traditional housing complex in Korea. Rapidly populated in the 1930s, the village boasts over 700 traditional Korean houses and Japanese-style tile-roof houses made of bricks. Other attractions within the village include the Traditional Culture Center (offering traditional cultural performances), the Jeonju Traditional Alcohol Museum and the Jeonju Hanok Living Experience Center (where visitors can stay for a night in a traditional house).
Korean Bibimbap originates in Jeonju. Jeonju Bibimbap boasts over 30 fresh ingredients. Rice is prepared from beef brisket broth. Fresh raw beef, bean sprouts, and red pepper paste add further taste to Jeonju Bibimbap. Downtown Jeonju offers many restaurants offering the dish for over 40 years.
The hall offers the portrait of Taejo Yi Seong-gye, the first king of the Joseon Dynasty. Visitors can see the portrait housed in the main hall with a gambrel roof after passing three gates: Hongsalmun, Oesammun, and Naesammun. The hall appeared in the popular Korean dramas, Prince Hours and Tears of Dragon.
The village refers to the area around the post office in Samcheon-dong, Jeonil Bus Company in Hyoja-dong, Pyeonghwa-dong Intersection, Gyeongwon-dong, and Seosin-dong. Visitors will find it delightful to see a number of side dishes after ordering a bottle of Makgeolli here. Some restaurants offer Samgyetang (chicken soup with ginseng) to visitors as a base dish. Yeotchon and Seosin Makgeolli are two of the most popular restaurants in the area.
Visitors can stay for a night in a traditional house where an aristocratic family used to live. The Jeonju Hanok Living Experience Center consists of a guest house, an owner house, and a floored hall. The price for two people (including breakfast) ranges from KRW 70,000 to 130,000. Group guests may enjoy a luxurious full-course Korean dish and traditional music performances (typically, traditional Korean music, Western music, or fusion traditional music). Visitors can also stay for a night in Yangsajae (a house belonging to the Jeonju Confucian Academy) and Seolyewon (a private, traditional lodging facility) to experience a traditional house.
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