Minimum 2pax /
Spend the night in a Hanok in Jeonju, a Korean traditional house, and discover the millenium old history of being home to many dynasties and reigns of royalty. You’ll explore Hanok Village where more than 800 traditional houses have been preserved amidst the modern city. Learn about the Joseon Dynasty which was founded in Jeonju and has influenced much of modern Korea's traditions.
- Hotel pick-up & drop-off
- Admission fees
- English-speaking guide
- 1 night accommodation in traditional Hanok
- Breakfast at Hanok
- Lunch and Dinner
- Tips and gratuities (suggest USD 5/PAX/DAY)
- Personal expenses
- Optional activity costs
*Photo Credit: (c) KOREA TOURISM ORGANIZATION
After pickup at your Seoul hotel, travel three hours in a comfortable coach to Jeonju.
After savoring your first meal in Jeonju, your guide will show you around the Jeonju Hanok Village, a designated slow city. This is an area tucked away within the modern city with over 800 traditional houses – hanok – preserved within its limits. You can visit the Jeonju Hanji Museum where you get a look at the traditional process for making paper. You can also enjoy other museums, artisan boutiques, restaurants and tea shops that you find in the winding streets.
For dinner you’ll go to a local restaurant, and then transfer to your accommodation. You'll stay at the Jeonju Hanok Living Experience Center. You'll learn about the architectural features of the hanok, including the curved tile roof, in-floor heating called ondol, and the maru – wooden floors which keep cool in hot weather and are warmed by the ondol in winter. Have the option to try on a hanbok, the brightly-colored Korean formal dress that is now mostly reserved for festivals or celebrations, and play the board game yut nori, which requires the use of strategy like chess.
After breakfast and meet your guide, you'll head back to Seoul in the afternoon. Before return to your hotel in Seoul, you take a stop at the East Gate Open Market, a large commercial district comprising traditional markets and shopping centers in Jongno-gu, Seoul. A popular shopping and tourist destination, it has been designated a Special Tourism Zone since 2002.
Finally, you'll proceed to return to your hotel.