Another travel post for you my dear readers! I wrote up this post because my Korean friend read and browsed my website and asked me, “Have you been to Jeonju? Maybe you can write about it.” I said, “Well, I have been there! In Jeonju Folk Village!” And so I thought, I should write about it.
But I just stayed in Jeonju for FIVE HOURS! Took photos, ate some food…
Thus, let me tell you what you can do in Jeonju without spending the whole day in there — specifically in Jeonju Folk Village.
1. Be culturally fashionable by wearing Hanbok, Korea’s Traditional Costume on the streets of Jeonju Folk Village.
If you’re going to do sightseeing, why not dress up for it? I went to the costume shop in the middle of the tour because I know that I’m going to take photos with the nice sceneries as well. I thought, if my attire fits the cultural theme of the place, it would be more memorable and nicer! Feel your inner Korean by wearing their traditional costumes.
2. What food is Jeonju famous for? It’s the Bibimbap (비빔밥).
Bibimbap, to those who haven’t tried it, is a rice bowl with some meat and mixed vegetables that made it colorful. It’s added with Gochujang, a red pepper paste which makes the taste more exquisite. I could say that the paste is quite sweet but more of spicy, of course. Jeonju is very popular for Bibimbap because it has a different way to make rice, not through plain water. You can read more of that here.
3. With street food everywhere, why would we stop eating with Bibimbap alone?
Jeonju Folk Village is a street food haven. If you’re a cheese lover, you can see a lot of cheesy stuff here, from cheesy chicken on sticks, squids, and so much more!
You can also find fancy drinks here. Well, I could say there’s nothing special with the drinks except for the packaging.
4. Shop for souvenirs.
Like every other tourist destination, you can always shop for souvenirs here. If you’re following me on Instagram, you might notice that I’m a collector of Pikachus (not a die hard Pokemon fan but I just find it soooo cute) and so every place we travel to, I try to find a Pikachu shop.
Luckily, I saw one here which is not a place to buy Pokemon only but a general souvenir shop which sells stuffed toys! The thing is, it’s the only Pikachu there so my impulsive self bought it, because I might just regret it later.
5. Create memories and store them!
I had not so much photos for our Jeonju tour but taking photos in this place is quite normal because everyone’s doing it. How did I create memories here?
In my Korea trip, the farther you move away from the city, the lesser international tourists are there. Jeonju Folk Village is quite a place where there were a lot of locals who went there for a something different from the Seoul hustle. I haven’t seen too much non-native looking people here as compared to the city. Lastly, the vibe is always happy.
- Enjoying Korea? Read more on my DMZ tour in the North. – http://justjezze.com/north-south-korea-border/
- Want to read more travel posts? See it here – justjezze.com/travel
- Why Jeonju has the Best Bibimbap in the World – http://says.com/my/lifestyle/why-jeonju-has-the-best-bibimbap-in-the-world
- Want to learn Korean? Here are some resources you could use! – http://justjezze.com/8-online-resources-korean-learners/
- Finding a place to learn Korean in Manila? Check these places out! – http://justjezze.com/five-places-learn-korean/
- Some photos are from Kristian Guevara on his Jeonju tour. Visit his website here! – /xtianguevara.com
- Feel free to tag your travel photos in Instagram! Use the hashtag #JustShareTravel!