Travels in South Korea 2017 – Jeongju 전주시 – Jinan 진안군 – Gwangju 광주시 (October 8)

Attractions List:

  • Jeonju Hanok Village (전주한옥마을)
  • Jeondong Catholic Church (전주 전동성당)
  • Maisan (마이산)
  • Tapsa Temple (탑사)

The following day we headed to Jeonju (전주시), the capital of North Jeolla province located in the southwestern part of the Korean peninsula.

Jeonju (전주시), the capital of North Jeolla province in South Korea

In the past, the area that included Jeonju was part of the Baekje kingdom and founded in 57 B.C. Our tour guide took us to the Jeonju Hanok Village (전주한옥마을), where Yi Seok, the last prince of the Joseon dynasty resided. The village itself is comprised of 800 traditional Korean houses and blends well with the modern buildings in the background. One can easily wander around the alleyways and discover various sights and delights, including a museum about the production of rice wine and rice cakes as well as the history of the village; and beautiful mural art.

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