In Jeonju, where you’ll explore Hanok Village where more than 800 traditional houses have been preserved amidst the modern city. Learn about the Joseon Dynasty which was founded in Jeonju and has influenced much of modern Korea's traditions.
After pickup at your Seoul hotel, travel three hours in a comfortable coach to Jeonju. After savoring your first meal in Jeonju, your guide will show you around in Jeonju Hanok Village, a designated slow city. Jeonju Hanok Village is located in the city of Jeonju and overlaps Pungnam-dong and Gyo-dong. There are over 800 traditional Korean hanok houses. While the rest of city has been industrialized, Hanok Village retains its historical charms and traditions. You will have Free Time after visiting Gyenggijeon Hall, Historic Site No. 339, Gyeonggijeon Shrine was erected in 1410 and holds the portrait of King Tae-jo, the founder of the Joseon Dynasty. The King and his wife’s mortuary tablets are enshrined here at Jogyeong Shrine. The structure was partially destroyed during the Imjin War (1592-1598), and the existing structure was remodeled in 1614. Inside Gyeonggijeon, the portraits of King Tae-jo and other successive kings such as Sun-jong, Cheol-jong, Yeong-jo and many others can be found on display. The carriage used to move the mortuary tablets as well as carriages used to transport dignitaries and individual chair-like carriages are also on display. You can also enjoy other museums, artisan boutiques, restaurants and tea shops that you find in the winding streets. After the tours, you will be taken back to your hotel.