A cluster of Korean traditional houses: Jeonju Hanok Village

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There are not many places in Korea where groups of Hanok are preserved. One of the most well known of these areas is Gahoe-dong in Seoul. Other than Gahoe-dong, the Jeonju Hanok Village may be the only place where you can find a preserved cluster of Hanok. If you want to see the entire view of Jeonju Hanok Village, visit Omokdae. From there, you can have a clear view of the shape and charm of the village.

Scene of a Hanok Village

Jeonju Hanok Village is located in Pungnam-dong and Gyo-dong. There are 543 Hanok and 165 Non-traditional houses in the area. When it was designated as a Hanok Preservation Area in 1977, there were 824 Hanok there. There is a special reason why so many Hanok were built in this area. Until 1945, Japanese merchants had control over Jeonju. Those who were against the Japanese merchants moved to Gyo-dong and Pungnam-dong and built their own Hanok.

Pots in the garden of a Hanok house

Visitors can walk along the clay walls while enjoying the charm of the Hanok buildings including Samnakheon, Dongnakwon, Pungnamheon, Aseheon, and Hagindang. The continuous waves of the roof ridges are another unique scene, one that can only be experienced here. What makes Jeonju Hanok Village so special is its residents. Thanks to the residents, visitors can taste a slice of life in a traditional setting.

 

User’s Guide

  • Address: Jeollabuk-do Jeonju-si Gyo-dong
  • Telephone: 063-282-1330
  • Website: http://hanok.jeonju.go.kr
  • Opening hours: 09:00 – 18:00
  • Admission fee: Free
  • Parking fee: No information
  • Guided tour: Please call for more information (063-282-1330)
  • Photogenic spots: Omokdae and the hill towards Omokdae

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Walls of the Hanok Village

 

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Hanok Village

 

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Line of eaves in the Hanok Village

 

source: eng.expo2012.kr

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