The Nambu Market/Night Market
If you want to peep into the everyday life of the local people after looking around Jeonju Hanok Village, Nambu Market is the best. Nambu Market is bordered to the whole area of Jeondong, Wansan-gu, and riverside of Jeonjucheon River. There is a one road between Nambu Market and Hanok Village.
Around the market, there are Jeonju Hyanggyo, Hanok Village, Jeondong Catholic church, Gyeonggijeon and Pungnammun are located, while Jeonjucheon River flows round Jeonju. On every market day, thousands people gather to the Nambu Market. People say that Nambu Market is the middle of history, where Jeonju citizens shared their joys and sorrows together for the past 100 years. It was once the largest market in Honam but was gradually declining. However, young men are coming around the place to make a new culture. Why don't you go into the Naumbu Market, the origin of tasty foods?
Nambu Night Market of Hanok Village
Business hour: 18:00 ~24:00 (every Friday and Saturday)
Not like other markets closing as soon as the sun sets, you can eat and drink far into the night in Nambu Market.
To revitalize the local economy, Nambu market operates the 「Nambu Night Market」 for every Friday and Saturday from 18:00 to 24:00. It is a part of new strategy to invigorate depressed traditional market through voluntary participation of merchants. By connecting the local culture/tourism resources and traditional market, it became the tourist attraction of the night time that visitors from the inside and outside of country want to visit again.
The Youth Night Market consists of free-market with local artists and residents, cultural performances and events. In the Youth Mall, You can spend the night looking around the free-market with foods made by local people, secondhand articles, handicrafts, etc. and enjoying performance of Jeonju local bands.
In the night market, total around 80 stores including 45 of existing restaurants and 35 of new display stands, etc. Those stores mostly sell local/rare foods, goods, and provide cultural performances. A lot of things to eat and experience attract us, such as Turkish kebob, Filipino meat dumplings, etc.
In average, about 8,000 people visit the Night Market per day and the number increases as years go by. The tourists visiting the Youth Mall get to have various new understanding of the market place. The place is acknowledged as the space of possibility where the adolescents dream of their future and older generation casts their mind back.