[3D2N in Jeollabuk-do] Day 1 – Jeonju

 

Below is the summary of what we did on the first day in Jeonju.

Day 1

  • Yongsan Station -> Jeonju Station
  • Lunch @ Goong Restaurant
  • Jeonju Hanok Village
  • Jeonju Traditional Culture Center – Experience Tea Ceremony
  • Dinner @ Kkochdamjib (꽃담집)
  • Nambu Traditional Market (Night Market)
  • Check in – Nabijam Hanok Hotel

We took KTX from Seoul to Jeonju. It took less than 2 hours. When we arrived in Jeonju Station, we moved to Goong Restaurant for lunch! Check out some of the places we visited on the same day!

Lunch @ Goong (궁) Restaurant

Goong Jeonju

Source: http://www.gooong.co.kr/wp/

We had our lunch at a restaurant named Goong (궁) and this restaurant serves royal cuisine! Yes! We had the chance to eat like a king! It was a great experience because I could try many different korean food. I think all the food that they served are very healthy! The meal we had costs about KRW 40,000 per person. Expensive, but it was good!

Jeonju Goong 5Jeonju Goong pajeon

Address

337, Cheonjam-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do
전라북도 전주시 완산구 천잠로 337 (효자동3가)

Contact Number

+82-63-227-0844

Operating Hours 

Lunch ~ 11:30-15:00
Dinner ~18:00-22:00

Website

http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=1989242 

http://www.gooong.co.kr/wp/ (Korean)

Jeonju Hanok Village 

Your Jeonju trip is not complete until you have visited the Jeonju Hanok Village! Seriously. Actually I have friends who go to Jeonju just to visit the Jeonju Hanok Village. Do you know that you can actually spend one whole day here? There are so much to see in this Hanok Village!

Must-do in Jeonju Hanok Village?

  • Eat bibimbap!
  • Visit the Jeondong Catholic Cathedral (전주 전동성당)
  • Take lots of photos with the Korean Traditional Hanok House
  • Wear Hanbok (Korean Traditional Clothes) and walk around + take photos!

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Jeonju Hanok Village Landscape

Jeonju Hanok Village Landscape | Photo Credit: https://rufustory.com/

Jeondong Catholic Cathedral

Jeondong Catholic Cathedral | Photo Credit: https://rufustory.com/

How to Get to Jeonju Hanok Village?

1) From Jeonju Station (KTX/Train Station)

Take Bus #12, #60 , #79, #109, #119, #142, #508, #513, #536 or #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.

 

Website

Jeonju Hanok Village *click here*

Jeondong Catholic Cathedral *click here*

 

Jeonju Traditional Culture Center – Experience Tea Ceremony

After lunch, we walked around Jeonju Hanok Village for a short while. Then, we went to the Jeonju Hanbyuk Culture Center (also known as Jeonju Traditional Culture Center) to experience Korean tea ceremony (Darye / 茶禮) .

If you want to experience Korean traditional culture, the tea ceremony is highly recommended. It is easy to understand and fun to learn it.

Before we started learning how to pour the tea, the teacher taught us how to do the Korean bow. Apparently guys and girls have different bow! wow! It was fun seeing the foreigners do the Korean bow though. I don’t even know if I did it correctly. LOL.

This is my 2nd time learning about Korean tea ceremony. This time, I learnt something interesting — if the host asks you “do you want more tea?”, it means that he/she doesn’t wish to serve any more tea and wants you to leave. So, please reply “It’s OK. That’s enough (or I’ve had enough already).” Then you gotta be smart…. and say bye bye to them. On another hand, if the host wishes to serve you more tea, he/she will say “let’s drink more tea!” or “would you like to try some other types of tea? Chinese tea? Green tea?…..”

Not too difficult to learn their culture, right? lol.

Dinner @ Kkochdamjib (꽃담집)

kkotdamhouse jeonju

Source: http://www.kkotdamhouse.com/

We had the Ttoek Galbi (떡갈비) Meal Set – KRW14,000. Ttoek Galbi (떡갈비) is called Grilled Short Ribs Patties, as written on their website. 😀

It looks like burger patties to me. Actually, it tastes like it too. Haha!! I love the side dishes they provided in the meal set. What is the best part? You put the Ttoek Galbi (떡갈비) together with the cheese on a hot stone! It tasted soooo good.

Address

38 Eunhaeng-ro, Pungnam-dong, Wansan-gu, Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do

Contact Number

+82-63-254-3392

Operating Hours 

09:00 – 22:00

Website

http://www.kkotdamhouse.com/default/ (Eng)

 

Jeonju Nambu Traditional Market (Night Market)

Jeonju Nambu Market

Jeonju Nambu Night Market

To all food lovers, Nambu Night Market is the place you must-visit when you come to Jeonju! There are many stalls selling korean food, desserts, etc. Not only that, you can also find other countries’ food such as Thai food, Vietnamese food, Japanese food, etc. This is definitely a good place to have dinner or supper in Jeonju. I heard that the night market is open on Friday and Saturday only. Not too sure about that! And it starts from 6pm to 12 midnight (during Summer), 5pm-10pm (during Winter)! 

Jeonju Nambu Market Fried ice cream

Fried Ice Cream – KRW2,500

On the 2nd floor, it is called the Cheongnyeon Mall (Youth Mall). You can find many nice cafes and small shops selling cute souvenirs and handcraft items too. After eating dinner at the night market, do head over to 2nd floor to have a cup of coffee at a cozy cafe. 🙂

Jeonju Nambu Market Youth Mall

Jeonju Nambu Night Market is located near Pungnammun Gate of Hanok Village. You can walk from Hanok Village. It is just a short distance.

Address

63, Pungnammun 2-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do

Opening Hours (Night Market)

6pm – 12 midnight (Summer) | 5pm-10pm (Winter)

Website

http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SHP/SH_EN_7_2.jsp?cid=1945427

[Jeollabuk-do] 3D2N in Jeonju, Gunsan, Imsil

Wait, Jeolla… what? Jeollabuk-do! The name of the region in Korea is so confusing, right? There is Jeollanam-do, Jeollabuk-do, Gyeongsangnam-do, Gyeongsangbuk-do… etc.

So where is Jeollabuk-do?

Ever heard of Jeonju? The city famous for Bibimbap and Hanok Village. Yes. Jeonju is located in Jeollabuk-do.

Jeollabuk-do 3D2N Itinerary (Jeonju, Gunsan, Imsil)

Day 1  *Jeonju*

  • Yongsan Station -> Jeonju Station
  • Lunch @ Goong Restaurant
  • Jeonju Hanok Village
  • Jeonju Traditional Culture Center – Experience Tea Ceremony
  • Dinner @ Kkochdamjib (꽃담집)
  • Nambu Traditional Market (Night Market)
  • Check in – Nabijam Hanok Hotel

Day 2 *Gunsan*

  • Jeonju Bus Terminal -> Gunsan Bus Terminal
  • Gunsan Teddy Bear Museum
  • Lunch
  • Japanese House
  • Gunsan Modern History Museum
  • MIZ Coffee
  • Gyeongamdong Railroad Village
  • Dinner
  • Gunsan -> Jeonju by BUS
  • Check in @ LIME Hotel

Day 3 *Imsil*

  • Jeonju -> Imsil Cheese Theme Park
  • Pizza & Cheese Making @ Imsil Cheese Theme Park
  • Back to Seoul

 

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HOW TO GET TO JEONJU FROM SEOUL

1- KTX 

2- BUS

  • EXPRESS BUS from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal – Jeonju : KRW 14,200 (Standard), KRW 20,800 (Coach). It takes about 2 hours 30 mins.

ACCOMMODATION IN JEONJU

1- Nabijam Hanok Hotel

  • Good location. The hotel is in Jeonju Hanok Village.
  • Walking distance to Nambu Night Market and Jeonju Hanok Village.
  • Hanok style hotel
  • The Hanok house is nice. Room is small and I feel it is a bit dusty. I woke up with a lot of small bumps on my face in the morning! T_T  My skin is kinda sensitive to dust.

Jeonju Nabijam Hanok Hotel

Price: Around KRW58,000 for double room.

Website/Reservation:  http://nbz-hanokhotel.com/index.php

Address: 17-1 Jeon-dong, Wansan-gu, Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do

 

2- JEONJU LIME HOTEL

  • LOVE IT! It is so spacious and comfortable!
  • There are 2 computers in the room.
  • Highly recommend! I had a really good sleep there.

Price: Around KRW50,000 for premium double room. (according to agoda.com)

Website/Reservation:  www.agoda.com (Search “Goodstay Hotel Lime“)

Address: 13-3 Ajung 4-gil, Ua 2(i)-dong, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do