Jeonju Region Introduction
Jeonju, the center of Korean history, culture, art, and tourism is extensively spreading, based on its history and tradition. It is a creative cultural city where tradition and the future merges.
Gyeonggijeon is a building built in the 10th year of King Taejong (1410) to enshrine the portrait of Taejo who opened the Joseon Dynasty, that is, Eojin, and to hold rites. Gyeonggijeon consists of Hamabi, a sign of the sacred that everyone should get off the horse, red-painted Hongsalmun, foreign newspaper, Naejinmun, and a palace that enshrines Eojin. Gyeonggijeon has a very important meaning in that the Jeonju Sago (history storage) was installed along with the reign of King Taejo Lee Seong-gye in Joseon. The Jeonju Sago was established in 1439 (King Sejong 21th year of reign). In the precincts, there is Gyeonggijeon (tangible cultural property No. 2), which enshrined Taejo's spirituality, and the tomb that enshrined the tablets of his 22nd generation, Silla Sagong and Lee Han, the founder of Jeonju Lee.
address : Pungnam-dong 3-ga, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeonbuk
Jeonju Gaeksa (Pungpae Branch Hall)
Gaeksa was installed during the Goryeo Joseon Dynasty and was used as an accommodation for government officials and foreign envoys on business trips. In the Joseon Dynasty, war defeats were enshrined in Jujeon (the main building) and worship was given to the king. During national events, public and private parties jointly held ceremonies and used this area as banquet halls to entertain foreign guests. Originally, there were many buildings such as Jugwan, East and West Ikheon, Maengcheong, and Musinsa, but now only Jugwan, West Ikheon and Sujik Temple remain. Currently, only the cornerstone remains, and Dong Ik-heon is the same size as Seo Ik-heon, but the space is insufficient due to road expansion. The main gate of the Gaeksa includes Naesammun, Jungsammun and Oesammun in front of the main building, but the original Naesammun was relocated to the inside.
address : 59, Chunggyeong-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeonbuk
Pungnammun (Pungnam Gate)
Pungnammun, founded in AD 1388, the first year of King Gongyang of Goryeo, has a similar shape to Sungnyemun (Namdaemun) in Hanseongbu, the capital of Joseon. It was also a fierce battleground between the government army and the Donghak peasant army, which won a great victory in Hwangto County during the Donghak Peasant Revolution in 1894. It is said that Jeondong Cathedral, located near Pungnammun, was built with the stones that had been demolished from the walls of Pungnammun. Pungnammun, the southern gate of Jeonjubuseong, is treasure No. 308 preserved among the four gates in the east, west, north and south of Jeonju-eupseong.
address : 전북 전주시 완산구 풍남문3길 1Go to spots
Jeondong Cathedral has a compact appearance, and stands at the entrance of Hanok Village. During the Shinhae Persecution in 1791, when Yun Ji-chung(Baolo) followed the doctrine when his mother was injured and didn’t perform a ritual, the Yurims were severely criticized. As a result, Kwon Sang-yeon (James), who was related to Yoon Ji-chung, was beheaded at Jeondong Cathedral. It is the first Catholic martyrdom in Korea and is the birthplace that became the mother parishes of Honam. In the spring of 1891, one hundred years after the two saints were martyred, someone set up a parish at the martyrdom site and formed a school. The Father Bodune began construction in 1908 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the martyrdom. It was completed in 1914 with the design of Father Fwanel who designed the Myeongdong Cathedral in Seoul. It took 23 years from the start of construction to the dedication of the temple.
address : 51 Taejo-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeonbuk
Source : Culture and Tourism Departments
Tourist Course Introduction (two days trip)
The Gyeonggijeon Shrine is the building which is built in 10th year of King Taejong (1410) in order to take the portrait of the King Taejo who founded the Joseon Dynasty, that is, the Royal Portrait. The Gyeonggijeon Shrine is having the very important meaning in that the Jeonju History Archives was installed with the portrait enshrinement of the Joseon King Taejo (Lee Seong-Gye). It is so because the Jeonju History Archives kept the history of the Joseon.
Jeonju Hanok village
The Jeonju Hanok village, selected as the international Slow City is the landmark of the Jeonju that offers the most Korean culture. Jeonju Hanok Village where the important cultural property and cultural facilities including Gyeonggijeon, Omokdae, Confucian School, and etc. are scattered and its known for the unique cultural space of Jeonju. It is Jeonju Hanok Village, where you can experience traditional culture and feel the beauty and style of old Koran scholars.
The Nambu Market
Nambu Market is recommended if you would like to look around Jeonju Hanok Village and to watch the daily life of local people now.
Representative Food Introduction
“Top 3 foods in Joseon” Jeonju Bibimbap is made of rice cooked with bean sprouts, one of the 10 tastes of Jeonju, with 30 kinds of Zidane, ginkgo, pine nuts, chestnuts, walnuts and other seasonal vegetables. It is extremely nutritious and allows one to evenly consume carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and other minerals. It is enjoyed by people from all over the world and what’s even better is that it contains the wisdom of our ancestors and the principles of the scientific universe.Go to Related Restaurants