Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Jeonju Hanok Village (全州韩屋村庄) - WW


From the window of my hotel room,
hanoks look out of place among modern buildings.


Hanok is the Korean traditional house.

Jeonju is the most traditional Korean city..... a city of traditional culture & art. It is famous for Bibimbap and Hanji Korean paper.

There is the Korean Tradition & Culture Preservation Area which is located just behin
d my modern Core Riveria Hotel.

Jeonju Hanok Village
(全州韩屋村庄) has about 800 traditional Korean-styled houses (Hanok). In the village are Jeonju Traditional Culture Centre, Jeonju Korean Traditional Life Experience Park, Jeonju Korean Traditional Wine Museum, Jeonju Traditional Craftswork Exhibition Hall, Jeonju Treasures Centre, Gyeonggijeon and Omokdae... etc. There is so much to see and learn, one day is not enough to feel the traditional culture here.

Stay in a Korean B&B?

This village is the largest concentration area of Korean-styled houses where the culture of Korean ancestors is preserved completely. Hanoks are simply beautiful.

Korean cafe


Craft shop

Make a Korean teddy bear for your favourite Korean idol!

48 comments:

  1. That top shot is a bit too crowded for me. Happy WW:)

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  2. That is really cool. Looks like you had fun also.
    Happy WW

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  3. really hope to visit South Korea one of these days!

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  4. ECL!!! im so envious of you!! i would love to go to korea. Great shots! :)

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  5. i like the roof! crowded but culturally beautiful.

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  6. I wish I could stroll around the area there, sigh* !

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  7. Thanks for showing me a bit of Korea. I would love to visit the place sometime, I can only hope that the local South African currency will strengthen one day to make travel available to me again. Nice photos.

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  8. Looks like a fabulous place to stay and to shop! :)

    Speaking of shopping, I posted my latest design for WW. Hope you can check it out.

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  9. thanks for sharing! i saw these kidn of roofs too in chinese old temples and houses. :)

    am a korean drema addict too! and my korean actor crush is such a handsome guy! LOL!

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  10. Oooohh!! Jealous ler... Actually I was very stupid. My friend stayed there for 1.5 years, invited me to visit Korea and stay with her for free. End last year, when my Enrich point expired I exchanged free flight ticket. I completely forgot this offer. Went to Lijiang instead, wasted a lot of money. Then, this friend left Korea and is in London now. I wasted that opportunity. Stupid me, right? :(

    Anyway, glad you enjoy your trip (at least you looked so!). :) And my vote for you in this round of BOTB! Good luck!

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  11. Nice pics & interesting post.
    I love Korean food.
    Have a great WW!

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  12. Traditional buildings are beautiful and full of its characters. Every building has its own story to tell.

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  13. Looks like a nice place for a quiet holiday. Happy WW! :)

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  14. It's so great to get to travel around the world with WW :-)

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  15. wow the place looks so quaint... i like it... ;)

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  16. What a way to visit a country; I've been to Seoul a few times but only stayed in the city commuted between hotels and airports, as they were biz trips. What a pity... Wish I could afford a holiday trip soon :)

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  17. What a fascinating looking place. Thanks for sharing it.

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  18. Lovely pictures.

    I hope i can go to that place.

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  19. Thanks for taking time to share with us, great shots! Must go and visit Korea one of these days.

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  20. very interesting. Like the shot from the hotel window - so many different "places" in one area.

    Happy WW!!

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  21. oh wow!!! That is so interesting! Great photos!

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  22. Very interesting tour and peak into Korean culture - thanks!

    Tink *~*~*
    My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

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  23. Hello..nice snaps..blog hopping here from blog catalog! Have a great day!

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  24. Hi!

    Thanks for sharing your travel pictures.

    Added you as my first Singapore Blogger to my Blogroll.

    Cheers!

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  25. eastcoast, when were you there? You're all dressed in winter clothes? I'd love to visit this area and the rest of Singapore! :)

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  26. Thank you for sharing. Your post reminded me of the photos and sharings that a few of my other friends had shared with me after their trip to Korea.

    It seemed very cold there...?

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  27. Ahhh... You're making me homesick for Korea! (OK, I'm American, but I lived there for four years.)

    Did you try the dol sot bebimbop? It's so good!

    Thanks for the trip down memory lane! Or should I say, kamsahamnida!

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  28. Looks like you had a good time. The architecture on the B&B photo is just exquisite. Thanks for sharing your travels.

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  29. I'd like to stay in the B&B. Happy WW!

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  30. Someday I'd love to visit Korea. Keep posting photos and talking about it so I know where to go.

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  31. Very cool shots. I love different cultures. What a unique experience.

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  33. Wow! very oriental. From the first picture, I like the mix of the oriental roofs with the western buildings at the background. Beautiful frame.

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  34. oOoo I would like to make a teddy bear...not for my favorite idol tho...I'd rather give my idol something else >.<

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  35. That is a wonderflu WW! I missed it this week. :D

    Don't come to Medan when I am not there! Wait till I am home ...

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  36. Korea is one of my dream place to go...I know one day I'll be there..

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  37. wow, feels like going! :) very traditional

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  38. It's an interesting place. I like the nice traditional Korean houses. Making your own bear sounds fun.

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