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10 Things to do in Jeonju, South Korea | 전주

Nestled in the heart of South Korea, Jeonju (전주) beckons travellers with its rich cultural heritage, delicious cuisine, and picturesque landscapes. Located in the southwestern part of the country, Jeonju is the capital city of North Jeolla Province, known for its well-preserved Hanok Village and vibrant food and arts scene.

From savoury culinary delights to picturesque hanbok experiences, Jeonju offers many activities for travellers seeking an authentic Korean adventure. Plan your Jeonju itinerary with the help of this list of 10 unmissable things to do there. It is suitable for a short stay and any season.

Getting There

Getting to Jeonju is easy, thanks to its convenient transportation options. From Seoul, the capital city of South Korea, you can hop on a high-speed KTX train or take a comfortable express bus ride, offering a seamless journey to Jeonju. Alternatively, Jeonju is also accessible by air, with the nearby Gunsan Airport serving domestic flights from major cities nationwide. Prebook your Express Buss Ticket here.

1. Eat Jeonju Bibimbap

No trip to Jeonju is complete without trying its signature dish, Jeonju Bibimbap. Bibimbap is a classic Korean dish that originated in Jeonju City. It consists of a mix of fresh vegetables, marinated beef, and an egg served on top of steamed rice. What makes Jeonju Bibimbap special is its spicy gochujang sauce, giving it a unique flavour. Head to one of the local restaurants and savour this delicious mix of rice, vegetables, and savoury sauce served in a hot stone bowl.

2. Dress Up in Traditional Hanbok

Immerse yourself in hanbok culture! Dressing up in traditional hanbok is a must-do experience in Jeonju. Visit one of the many rental shops in the Hanok Village and transform into a Korean royal for a day. Don't forget to capture the moment with stunning photos that you take whilst wandering through the Village!

3. Visit Cafe Marisange

Capture memories at Cafe Marisange. Located in the charming Jeonju Hanok Village, Cafe Marisange offers delicious beverages and a picturesque backdrop for Instagram-worthy shots. Spend some time soaking in the ambience and snapping photos to cherish forever.

📍Jeonju Hanok Village Cafe Masirange, 전라북도 전주시 완산구 전동성당길 100

4. Explore the Charming Streets of Jeonju

Stroll through charming streets. Wander through the quaint streets of Jeonju and discover hidden gems at every corner. From traditional Hanok houses to famous restaurants and cute cafes, the city exudes charm and character that will captivate you at every turn.

5. Shop for Souvenirs at 전주왔냥

Browse through 전주왔냥, a delightful shop offering a variety of cute souvenirs and trinkets. Pick up some cute and useful gifts to commemorate your time in Jeonju. They also make perfect gifts for friends and family.

📍 전주왔냥, 전주시 완산구 은행로73, 103호 전주왔냥

6. Try Jeonju Choco Pies

Treat your taste buds to Jeonju's famous chocopies and delicious chocolate-filled pastries, which will satisfy your sweet cravings. Grab a few from a local bakery and enjoy them as you explore the city. I especially recommend my favourite PNB’s handmade choco pie and Jeonju Choco Pie (전주초코파이).

7. Jeonmang | Cafe & Guesthouse

Take in the panoramic views. Head to Jeonmang Cafe & Guesthouse for breathtaking panoramic views of Jeonju. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a cup of coffee, matcha or tea as you admire the cityscape from this amazing viewpoint.

📍 Jeonmang | Cafe & Guesthouse, 전망, 전라북도 전주시 완산구 한지길 89 KR

8. Explore Jaman Mural Village (자만벽화마을)

Lose yourself in the vibrant colours and artistic charm of Jaman Mural Village. Admire the beautiful murals adorning the walls of this unique neighbourhood and capture some Instagram-worthy shots along the way.

9. Visit Jeonju Kakao Friends Store

If you're a fan of Kakao Friends, don't miss the chance to visit the special store located in Jeonju Hanok Village. Browse through a wide selection of adorable merchandise featuring your favourite characters. Besides limited edition merchandise, they also sell special choco pies here!

10. Explore Cute Cafes

Wind down your day of exploration by relaxing at one of Jeonju's charming cafes. Whether you're craving a cosy atmosphere or a trendy vibe, you'll find plenty of options to satisfy your caffeine fix.

In conclusion, Jeonju offers a delightful mix of cultural experiences, culinary delights, and picturesque sights that enchant you. Whether you're a foodie, a history buff, or simply seeking a memorable travel experience, Jeonju has something to offer for everyone. So pack your bags and embark on an unforgettable journey to this hidden gem in South Korea.

Are you tight on time but still want to visit Jeonju? Then check out this Jeonju day trip from Seoul.


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