Tour course for Walking and Reflection

01course

Pungnammun Gate

  • Address1, Pungnammun 3-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si
  • Phone063-281-2553

Jeonju Pungnammun Gate, the symbol of Jeonju was originally the South Gate of the 4 gates of Jeonju Buseong which was built by Choi Yu-Gyeong, the governor of Jeolla, during the first year of King Gongyang of Goryeo (A.D. 1389). Its architectural style is the gate tower form of the late Joseon Dynasty, and it is relatively well-preserved. In 1905, the 3 gates among the 4 gates of Jeonju Buseong were forcibly removed at the same time by Joseon Residency-General except Pungnammun Gate.

02course

Jeondong Catholic Cathedral

"The Jeondong catholic church at the entrance of Hanok Village is simple and tidy. The Jeondong catholic church was erected in the same place of Pungnammun Gate, where Yun Ji-Chung and Kwon Sang-Yeon, the first martyrs of the Korean Catholic Church were executed at the time of persecution in 1791.

03course

Gyeonggijeon

  • Address44, Taejo-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si
  • Phone063-287-1330

The symbol of the Jeonju Hanok village, Gyeonggijeon. Gyeonggijeon was built in the 10th year of King Taejong(1410) in order to support the King Taejo after Joseon(Korea) was established. Since then, Gyeonggijeon was disappeared at the time of the Jeongyu War which occurred in the 30th year of Seonjo(1597), and then it was rebuilt in the 6th year of King Gwanghae November 6th.

04course

The Jeonju crafted product Gallery

  • Address15, Taejo-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si
  • Phone063-285-0002
  • Websitewww.jjhans.com

The Jeonju Crafted Product Gallery is a complex crafts culture facility consists of an exhibition museum called Craft Museum, gallery of specialist craft called Planning Center, Experience Center where you can experience handicraft, Luxury Specialty Center where you can enjoy traditional tea while shopping handicraft works, and the Living Craft Center where you can shop both traditional and modern living handicrafts.

05course

Omokdae·Imokdae

The place which is visible to the right along the Taejo-ro of Hanok Village Tourist Information Center is called Omokdae, and the place called Imokdae comes out when you descend along the viaduct connected to Omokdae. It is also a place where the Lee Seong-Gye gave a party to his soldiers when he was returning to the Kaekyong after conquering Japanese raiders called Azibaldo in Namwon Unbong Hwangsan.

06course

Jeonju Hyanggyo

Jeonju Hyanggyo was founded during the Goryeo Dynasty, and the current building has been built in the reign of King Seonjo of Joseon. In the center of Daeseongjeon Shrine, the memorial tablets of 5 saints are placed including Confucius, Yanzi, Zisi, Zengzi, Mencius, etc. Looking at the arrangement of existing buildings of Jeonju Hyanggyo, there are Dongmu and Seomu on the left and right centering on the Daeseongjeon Shrine, Irwolmun and Manhwaru on the front, Myeongnyundang Lecture Hall between the back wall of Daeseongjeon Shrine, Jangseogak Library, Gyeseongsa, Yangsajae and Samajae to the west and many buildings including Gyojiksa are around.

07course

The original wood-work cultural center

Wanpanbon(woodblock-printed book) Culture Center was erected to inform the importance of Wanpanbon and archival culture. It re-illuminates the publication culture of Jeonju once vivid in the past, and newly summarizes the meaning of Wanpanbon that embraces Jeonju’s economy, culture, society, thoughts, etc. It tries to build the future value of Jeonju by these activities, and therefore it casts a long shadow to us.

08course

Jeonju Traditional Culture Center

  • Address20, Jeonjucheondong-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si,
  • Phone063-280-7051
  • Websitehttp://www.jt.or.kr/

The place where tradition and modernity meet harmoniously, Jeonju Traditional Culture Center is where you can feel the wonder of tradition in the middle of the city. It is a complex cultural space where you can feel the Korean traditional life culture, which consists of Hanbyeok theater, the country music exclusive hall; Hanbyeokru, the traditional food center; the cooking experience center; Gyeongeopdang, the education experience center, Hwamyeongwon, the traditional wedding hall; Dahyang, the traditional teahouse, and the recreation ground, etc.

09course

Hagindang

  • Address45, Hyanggyo-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si
  • Phone063-294-9929
  • Websitehttp://from1908.kr

Hagindang is one of the 700 Korean-style houses in Hanok Village; the large-sized house with formality was built more than 100 years ago. As a house built by the handed down traditional technique, it shows the typical upper class housing at that time. Hagindang was a large mansion which consists of 99 rooms and covers more than 2,000 pyeong, but now the land only covers 520 pyeong and the building covers 69 pyeong. It is said that the house was built to honor the death of Baek Rak-Jung, who was famous as a devoted son. People say that 4,280 people including master builders & carpenters have been built it for 2 years and 8 months using the woods of Amnokgang River and Odaesan Mountain.

10course

Gangam Calligraphy Museum

It is the only calligraphic exclusive exhibition hall in Korea, and it was built by the calligrapher Gangam Song Seong-Yong who is a native of this region. There are more than 1,000 works of well-known Korean calligraphers, such as Chusa Kim Jeong-Hui, Changam Lee Sam-Man, Danwon Kim Hong-Do, Dasan Jeong Yak-Yong, which master Song Seong-Yong have collected throughout his lifetime. You can deeply enjoy the atmosphere of Jeonju, the ‘City of Calligraphy.’