Last weekend I visited Jeonju with my best friend for the first time in my entire 20 + years in Korea. It was a city break, only for a night and two days, but Jeonju is not as big as Busan or Seoul so a day is enough to look around. If you have run out of things to do in Seoul, I would recommend you to visit Jeonju. On the other hand, If you had a great time in Bukchon Hanok Village in Seoul, chances are you would love Jeonju as well.
Why you need to visit Jeonju!
Jeonju is where you can fully experience traditional Korean culture.
If you are travelling from Seoul, you can take trains from either Yongsan station or Seoul station.
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I booked my outbound ticket 4-5 days in advance of my trip. Then I booked my return ticket on the day I was leaving. Unless you are travelling during the holiday season, from late June to early September, you can still get your ticket by 2 days in advance of your trip. But, it is always better to be early and safe so don't take a risk and schedule them in advance; my trip was very spontaneous that's why I booked my tickers in the same week I was travelling.
Things to do in Jeonju
When I got off at Jeonju station, I took a taxi from the station and headed to Jeonju Hanok Village- that's where you can meet fellow tourists.
Jeonju Hanok Village
Jeonju Hanok Village is similar to Bukchon Hanok Village.
But, it has more historical spots compared to the Hanok village in Seoul.
Near Hanok Village
Far from Hanok Village
So this is the end of my first Jeonju Trip. Jeonju felt very different to me as I am only used to contemporary Korea and Seoul which is fast-pacing and full of high rises.
As a tourist, if you want to run away from busy city life and take a breath, I would love you to visit Jeonju for a night.
Also, I would like to help anyone who plans to visit Korea but struggles by an limited amount of information or language barriers. Feel free to reach out to me via comment or email, I am more than pleased to help you.