Jaman Village


Eclectic, colourful murals adorn the walls of this shantytown, on a hill overlooking Jeonju's hanok maeul. It's slowly gentrifying, meaning several spots are now home to galleries and cafes, the best of which is Kkojittappong, a terrace cafe that looks like a child's dream house.

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Nearby Jeonju attractions

1. Imok-dae

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This underwhelming monument commemorates one of the ancestors of Joseon dynasty founder Yi Seong-gye. It's located across the bridge from Omok-dae.

2. Omok-dae

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On a hill overlooking the entire village is a pavilion where General Yi Seong-gye celebrated a victory over Japanese pirates in 1380, prior to his…

3. Jeonju Hyanggyo

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Hyanggyo were neighbourhood schools established by yangban (aristocrats) in the 1500s to prepare their sons for the seowon (Confucian academies), where…

4. Jeonju Korean Paper Institute

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See sheets of hanji (handmade paper) being manufactured in this institute, housed in a gloriously atmospheric hanok (traditional wooden home) down an…

5. Traditional Wine Museum

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Housed in a beautiful hanok (traditional wooden home), this museum has a gosori (traditional still), displays (in Korean) explaining the process of making…

6. Jeonju Hanok Maeul

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This maeul (village) has more than 800 hanok (traditional wooden homes), making it one of the largest such concentrations in the country. Virtually all of…

7. Gangam Calligraphy Museum

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Houses the artwork and art collection of a well-known 20th-century calligrapher, Song Sung-yong (pen name, Gangam).

8. Cheongyeonru Gazebo

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Grab some street food and bring it here for a picnic in this large, public gazebo on the river.