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As a tourism hub, Jeonju offers travelers a variety of things to see and enjoy through traditions, cultures, and different contents. Think of the keywords when it comes to ‘traveling Jeonju.’ It recommends countless travel destinations and attractions, including Hanok Village, historical sites, famous restaurants, locations used in filming, and more. Travel courses for tourists who visit Jeonju are mostly similar since famous tourist destinations are easily accessible through various routes. We consider this a misfortune. Besides Hanok Village, Jeonju has a lot of hidden attractions that are full of beautiful stories. However, most travelers do not know these places, so they just pass by. So this time, we would like to recommend hidden treasure-like travel destinations in Jeonju, which is too precious to leave wasted by keeping it to me.
The murals in the village, which are drawn based on heartwarming stories, bloom beautifully.
The Art Village has become a culture through the touches of the artists.
A trip to Jeonju offers you everything to enjoy.
It does not end only as eye-catching picturesque-like sights but ends up as a place
where you can relax your tired body and mind.
Let’s visit every corner of Jeonju, where you can travel as healing and relieving.
A place full of culture and artPalbok-dong, a half-day trip where art blooms
We introduce Palbok-dong, a travel destination rapidly emerging as a place worth going for a half-day or one-day trip in Jeonju. Palbok-dong is gradually becoming a tourist attraction for art with its installation art installed around the railroad. We highly recommend visiting Palbok Art Factory, a culture complex created by regenerating wasted industrial facilities, in particularly May. While walking along the streets and railroad where the Fringe Trees are in full bloom, you can possibly enjoy the spring fully. In addition, look around Banryong Mural Village, which is famous for murals drawn by the residents. Through murals, experience the history and atmosphere in person and recall the artistic sensibility of Palbok-dong with a cup of coffee at the cafe Pann Gallery.
If you have already seen the cherry blossoms, double flowering cherry blossoms, rapeseeds, and royal azaleas as the epitome of spring. Jeonju’s Fringe Trees Railroad in Palbok-dong is waiting for you. Around the railroad of Palbok-dong, Fringe Trees make spectacular from the end of April to the middle of May, when you can feel the spring with the pale green buds sprouting on the thin branches.
Flowers blooming like snowflakes across the railroad tracks have created a white snow tunnel, making it a popular attraction to take pictures. The railroad, which runs about 1.3km along the river, has been used as an industrial area’s transportation for a long time. The trains run on a round trip at 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. on weekdays, and the railroad is crowded with people and photographers trying to capture this beautiful scenery. In the spring, it’s essential to take photos of this scenery, but don’t forget the manners of following the instructions directed by the safety officers!
- 260-3 Palbokdong 1(il)-ga, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea View Maps
It’s too bad to go back right after the Fringe Trees Railroad! Right nearby, there is Palbok Art Factory, a great place to enjoy spring together with Fringe Trees. This place was originally an abandoned cassette tapes factory operated in the 70s and 80s but left unattended for 25 years. However, it was newly transformed into an attractive culture complex in 2016 and has become a hipster-like dating course in Jeonju.
Cute and colorful sculptures and murals are everywhere. In addition, there are elements that visitors of all ages can enjoy inside. Such as regular exhibitions where art and culture can be enjoyed in person, creative studios, libraries, cafes, restaurants, etc., make visitors constantly visit. Also, if you visit during the Jeonju International Film Festival, please consider appreciating ‘100 Films 100 Posters’, a film posters exhibition of the films invited to the festival. Palbok Art Factory, where retro aesthetic meets modern sense, is an excellent place for someone to reminisce about the past, for someone to appreciate the times, and for someone to make new memories.
- 46 Guretdeul 1-gil, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea View Maps
- Opening Hours
- 10:00-17:30 / Closed : Monday(Lunar New Year’s Day, Chuseok)
Why don’t you take a walk in a village in Palbok-dong and fall into the alluring harmony of life and art? Banryong Mural Village, famous for murals painted by the villagers voluntarily to improve their living space since 2014, attracts people with long sections of lively paintings.
Unlike any other allies, the alley had no uniqueness but has been transformed into a colorful, lively mural street and sets perfectly as a cute walk course. Unlike Jaman Mural Village, paintings symbolize Jeonju everywhere, making this place no better photo spot than anywhere else. Take a shot in front of the mural. Or draw your travel diary in your mind while looking at the murals gently.
- 8, Ballyong 1-gil, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea View Maps
Pann Gallery, which greets visitors with iron plate crafts from the entrance and the interior vibes the antique atmosphere, is unique. The cafe, which is already colorful from the outside, is a place where you can accompany pets. It is also popular with locals as it has an expansive outdoor space for dogs to play freely.
The cafe is packed with the consideration for dogs and guardians and photo spots where you can take photos with your pets. We recommend visiting this place if you want a memorable trip with your pets. Or if you are pursuing an extraordinary experience of being friends with dogs. In that case, even if you don’t own any pets, this place is also an excellent travel destination. We hope you make a special day with laughter throughout your stay at the Pann Gallery.
- 34-24, Sinbok-ro, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea View Maps
- Opening Hours
- 11:00-22:00(Every day)
Calm, Creative, and Slightly Different Neighborhood Seohak-dong Art Village, The Value of Art Shines
Do you want to see artists’ creative works? Head to Jeonju Seohak-dong Art Village! Get across the Namcheongyo Bridge behind the crowded Hanok Village and visit Seohak-dong Art Village, where you can rest while looking around the sensuous artworks.
In the past, villagers studied hard and made it called the “Teachers Village.” Through the artists, it also used to be recognized as elegant. Currently, more than 40 villagers and artists coexist, and daily lives and works of art harmonize to exude mild charm. Everything you see while walking around the village is a work of art. You can feel the art alive in every alley, and shops full of individuality allure you. Meet Seohak-dong Art Village, a place where residents and artists communicate beautifully with each other.
This village gained popularity with Myeongjin Book Rental Shop, one of the most famous filming locations for the K-drama Twenty Five Twenty One.’ The drama ended with the scene set in the book rental shop. It is where the male main character Baek Yi-Jin(played by Nam Joo-hyuk) worked, but the fans who still feel excited visit constantly. Fortunately, the ‘Myeongjin Book Rental Shop’ sign and video/DVD stickers are left on the location as evidence of filming, so taking photos is visiting 101! The wooden sign on the white bricks goes quite well with Seohak-dong Art Village.
Aside from the book rental shop, a symbol of Baek Yi-Jin(played by Nam Joo-hyuk) and Na Hee-Do(played by Kim Tae-Ri) meeting each other, it is also fun to find spots that have been briefly shown in the drama. We recommend recalling the memories of watching the drama while visiting this place.
There is an eye-catching place as soon as you enter Seohak-dong Art Village. ‘Seohak Art Space’ is a cultural complex consisting of a cafe on the 1st floor, a space for displaying the artists’ works on the 2nd floor, and a guest house on the 3rd floor.
Kill two birds with one stone and be over the moon. While basking in the sunlight on the cafe terrace, feel the art village's atmosphere with a cup of coffee. You can also appreciate artworks in the gallery on the 2nd floor with a cup of coffee in your hand. Another reason for making it a must-see course is that the exhibition at Seohak Art Space frequently changes, so each visit can make you feel new.
- 7, Seohak-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea View Maps
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This is Jeonju, not Europe! ‘Goof-Off’ is a trendy European-style brunch & Western food restaurant that you feel from the exterior.
Suppose you feel hungry before or after looking around the art village. In that case, we recommend visiting this small but impressive restaurant. It is pretty different from Seohak Art Village, but this great atmosphere allures you to step in.
It's a must to watch the outdoor terrace on a fine day! It is a hot place that has already gained popularity among Jeonju locals through SNS word of mouth with its interior that seems to be somewhere in Europe. It's perfect for making an art village course! It's perfect for a date! Not only the atmosphere but also the taste! Five stars is the perfect "Goof-Off".
- 1F, 27-1, Cheongyeong-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea View Maps
- Opening Hours
- 10:30-21:30 / Break time: Weekdays 15:00-17:00, Weekends 16:00-17:00
Beautiful Village Where Picturesque Flowers Bloom Come Get Some Fresh Air, Saekjang-dong Wonsaek Myunghwa Village
Wonsaek Myunghwa Village is always full of comfort and warmth, where generosity blends together in Mother Nature's arms. This place keeps you excited from the stability of the movement, neither not too fast not nor too slow, and even the gentle breeze. ‘Baramssoeneun-gil’ is well known for its bicycle tour from Hanbyeokru through Jeonju Hanok Village and along the Jeonju Stream to Wonsaek Myunghwa Village. There is a bicycle path where you can enjoy riding without feeling uncomfortable but with the cool wind. You can also relax walking along the leafy walkway. This village, which looks extraordinary from the entrance, is like friendly countryside that you can get to in five minutes from the busy uptown and arouses travelers’ curiosity with a cafe. The cafe, which is an art itself, has a variety of unique experiences suitable for its reputation as a Rural Tourism Focused Village.
As you pass by the murmuring water at the pinwheels, murals beautifully painted on the wall of every house in the alley, which is different from the typical rural villages, greet travelers. You can see stunning fairytale-like murals. Unlike Jaman Mural Village, which is characterized by its splendor, the warm colors as if it were a scene from a fairy tale is the charming point.
Feel calm and stable with the sound of the wind and the water and appreciate masterpiece-like murals with good poem verses touching your heart. For some reason, you will feel like staying and getting to know more about this village.
It’s no exaggeration to say that the bicycle path is the best attraction of the Wonsaek Myunghwa Village. The Wonsaek Myunghwa Village was reborn when the abandoned railway was changed into a bicycle path as the lines were reorganized last 2018. For those who have not felt the moment of riding along with the overgrown trees at Jeonju Stream while enjoying the wind getting on you, this place is the place we recommend the most.
The bicycle path that starts at Jeonju Hanok Village and continues to the Wonsaek Myunghwa Village is named ‘Baramssoeneun-gil,’ it’s a perfect name for this place. The moment of riding while getting some spring breeze and looking at the scenery of golden sunlight is magic that lights everything up and makes the tiredness of pedaling disappear.
Experiencing originals is one of the best ways to leave memories when you visit new tourist destinations or places you haven’t been much. Wonsaek Myunghwa Village, a Rural Tourism Focused Village, is no exception too. There are various programs set according to the seasons or the number of the participants, and 9 experiencing programs focused on five senses satisfaction is continuously operated.
Popular programs held all the time are ‘Making Tote Bags’ and ‘Making Soap.’ Most programs can be done with more than two people in one group, so enjoying the programs with family or friends is also a great idea. Make more meaningful memories through the experiences in Saekjang-dong Wonsaek Myungwha Village, which should be included without omission if you plan a trip to Jeonju.
- 330, Baramssoeneun-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea View Maps
We believe everyone agrees that choosing travel destinations mainly around pretty cafes or visiting cafes nearby is a must when you go on a trip. Despite its 100-year history, Saekjang Jungmiso in Wonsaek Myungwha Village is well known as a photo spot. You will see a building with a red roof after passing by Saekjanggyo Bridge and come out to the main street. By utilizing the frameworks of the old rice mill, which was in the village since olden times, Saekjang Jungmiso has been renovated to its original appearance as much as possible.
This cafe, which may seem like it would be seen in a movie, has a lot of things to see that please your eyes with vintage props if you go up the creaky stairs and makes you feel like taking pictures everywhere. A cold drink after the village tour will make you smile and think, ‘I’m glad I visit this place.’
- 2-15, Wonsaekjang-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea View Maps
- Opening Hours
- Everyday 11:00-22:00
A Village With a Beautiful Story Faceless Angel’s Hometown, Nosong-dong Cheonsa Village
Cheonsa Village in Nosong-dong, Jeonju, is a village set to commemorate the ‘faceless angel,’ who warms the hearts of Jeonju citizens by anonymously donating at the end of every year since 2000. Donations from the faceless angel have been continued for 22 years. It is being used to support the low-income families, the elderly living alone, and households led by the young boys and girls.
Since 2010, the road next to the Nosong-dong Community Center has been set as the ‘Faceless Cheonsa-gil.’ It is to spread the word of the ‘faceless angel’ who presented hope to the neighbors. In 2011, the ‘Cultivating Cheonsa Village’ project was propelled. Finally, ‘Cheonsa’s Street’ was set in 2012. In February 2015, photo spots, piggy bank items, cash donation boxes, and ‘Angel’s Wings’ were installed next to the community center to encourage everyone to put donating and sharing into practice.
You can appreciate murals made to commemorate the faceless angel in Cheonsa-gil, Nosong-dong. Share happiness through the lovely murals, photo spots, and trick arts. Aside from the villagers and tourists visiting the Cheonsa-gil sympathizing with the faceless angel's good deeds, the murals drawn in a variety will never make the alley you walk boring. It will be a heartwarming walk as you take a step. You will indirectly learn about the practice of good deeds by thanking the donations that faceless angels made, which can be felt throughout the village. We wish you to imagine what it would be like to be a faceless angel and how donations, presents, and loving words could affect somebody.
- 54 Inbong 1(il)-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea View Maps
You will get to the entrance of the cafe ‘Hyanggipumeun tteul’ as you go deep into the alley of Cheonsa Village. The garden, filled with colorful and cute flowers from the entrance, is enough to attract people passing by. Together with the vintage props, the spring flowers showing off more than 100 different colors and appearances filling the outer garden is reminiscent of a small European garden. In addition, color contrasts that fully bloomed yellow round Banksia Roses make to the blue gate of the cafe is also a famous photo spot of the ‘Hyanggipumeun tteul.’
Fancy teacups catch your eyes as soon as you enter the cafe. The coziness formed by the harmonies of 1,000+ vintage teacups, distinctive lights, and antique furniture is the attractiveness of this place. The outer garden is simply a photo spot. You can feel the comfort, quietness, and relaxation from a cup of tea and a book while sitting at a table surrounded by flowers together with the warm sunlight at ‘Hyanggipumeun tteul.’ We are pretty sure that it is something you can’t feel in the city.
- 49-5 Inbong 1(il)-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea View Maps
- Opening Hours
- 10:00-20:00 / Closed : Mondays
The new Hanok vibe cafe ‘Ahev’ is located at the end of the alley in Cheonsa Village, Nosong-dong. It is fun to look deeper for the allies along the mural alleys in Nosong-dong. ‘Ahev’ is made by remodeling old Hanoks into a modern and trendy must-visit cafe and rice bakery, making every spot extraordinary.
Ahev serves healthy desserts such as cakes made of rice, Financiers, etc., and coffees and various beverages, which can be enjoyed together on the menu! If you are one of the travelers who love to explore the new popular places or meditate on a sunny morning, we highly recommend this place.
- 3-8 Munhwa 1(il)-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea View Maps
- Opening Hours
- 10:00-19:00 / Closed : Mondays, Sundays