Hanok Village, Jeonju Tour by KTX
1 hour 36 minutes KTX train that travels at the speed of 300km/h ride from Seoul, Jeonju welcomes visitors with its charming and relaxed atmosphere. Jeonju is a city famous for the Jeonju Hanok village, delicious Jeonju bibimbap. This fascinating tour takes you to Jeonju by KTX, tour Jeonju Hanok Village and Geumsansa Temple, and experience making Korean traditional paper. In the evening, you will take a KTX train back to Seoul. It is the perfect place to go on a weekend or Jeonju day trip from Seoul.
No better place encapsulates the particular atmosphere unique to Jeonju like the Jeonju Hanok Village nestled in the heart of the city. With more than 800 traditional Korean Hanok houses made out of wood, clay and unique roofs clustered in a single area, Most of the things to see in Jeonju are located in the Hanok village, such as Gyeonggijeon shrine, Jeonju Hyanggyo Confucian school, traditional Korean paper factory, and Pungnammun gate but Geumsansa temple is in the outskirt of Jeonju.
A pickup at your hotel starts your trip with a transfer to Seoul Station, where the train is ready to carry you to Gyeongju. After the ride across the South Korean countryside, you will get to the Jeonju station and meet your guide, set out to visit some of the most storied sights around.
Jeonju Hanok Village
Jeonju Hanok Village, the largest Hanok village in Korea, features about 700 Hanok houses clustered together, As the cradle of the Joseon Dynasty, this place has a wide range of cultural resources and historical values. Visitors can see many attractions such as Gyeonggijeon and Omokdea, tracing the history from Joseon Dynasty to the modern-day. The cultural activities and the food provided add to the traditional ambiance. Jeonju Hanok village is the most popular landmark and a must for tourists.
Omokdae is one of the places where Yiseong-gye, the founder of the Joseon dynasty stopped to celebrate his victory on his way home from a battle with Japanese invaders at Hwangsan, Namwon in 1380(the 6th year of Kong Woo of Goryeo Dynasty). It offers a stunning view of Jeonju's Hanok Village.
Historic Site No. 339, Gyeonggijeon Shrine was erected in 1410 and holds the portrait of King Tae-jo, the founder of the Joseon Dynasty. And features monuments such as a jogyeongmyo, jeonju Sago(Historical Archives), Taesil(the placenta chamber). The wide bamboo forest trail and huge trails in the precincts are good for taking a walk. It is well preserved as a location for historical drama and movie filming.
Jeondong Catholic Cathedral
Jeondong Catholic Church in Jeonju (Historic Site No. 288) was built in honor of Roman Catholic martyrs of the Joseon Dynasty on the very same spot the martyrs lost their lives.
Pungnammun Gate and Nambu market
Pungnammun Gate was built in the middle of the Joseon Dynasty (1768) and was designated Treasure No. 308. Of the four original city gates, this is the only one left standing (located in the southern portion of the city).
Nambu Market is right next to Pungnammun Gate
Over 200 years old, Nambu Market is the oldest major market in Jeonju. Visitors not only can enjoy delicious foods but also can see a variety of interesting attractions.
Hanji Making the experience
Jeonju Jeontong Hanjiwon sells various types of Hanji(Korea's traditional paper) from the ones for calligraphy, oriental painting, and crafts. Aside from its functionality, Hanji itself has beautiful colors so it is almost an artwork. This place is not just a Hanji shop but it a workshop where people can experience how to make Hanji. Enjoy making Korea's traditional paper in this traditional town.
Jeonju Hyanggyo Confucian school
A hyanggyo is the Joseon Dynasty’s local Confucian school. Since Goryeo Dynasty (918-1329). It had been installed as the public educational institution in provinces. Therefore, Hyanggyo is likened to today’s national universities installed in major regional cities. The sheer size and the golden aura of the gingko trees are overwhelming. All Hyanggyos in Korea planted gingko trees. Because gingko trees have a long lifespan and chase off bugs, Koreans planted the trees wishing that the students concentrate on studying and become great names for the country.
Geumsansa Buddhist temple
During the Baekjae reign of King Beop (599 C.E.), the temple was built to pray for the king’s prosperity and good fortune. Later it was expanded and established as the Head Temple for the worship of Maitreya. Maitreya, regarded as the future Buddha. When you step in Geumsansa, you would see valuable relics and cultural assets. The most eye-catching among all undoubtedly is the three stories Mireukjeon (Maitreya Hall). From the outside, it seems like a three-story building, but inside is completely open all the way up to the high ceiling.
After the tour of Geumsansa Temple, you go to Jeonju station and take KTX train to Seoul.
Our driver will pick you up at the Seoul station and escort you to your hotel.
08:00 Pick you up at your place
08:40-10:15 Move to Jeonju by KTX
10:15-19:00 Jeonju tour
19:05-21:00 Return to Seoul & Drop off hotel
- 1Days private tour
- All admission fees to tourists sites
- Professional English-speaking guide
- Roundtrip transfer service with private vehicle
- KTX train round trip fare (Economy class)
- Hotel Pick-up & Drop off service (Seoul)
- Personal expenses
- Every meals