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Jeonju travel guide

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You're Going to Love Jeonju

Urban life and rural charms meet in Jeonju, South Korea, capital of the North Jeolla Province. Famed for the local cuisine that arose from the farmlands that surround it, Jeonju was named a UNESCO City of Gastronomy in 2012. From the cobblestone streets and iconic hanok of the historic district to the mountains beyond the city limits, it's easy to see why this is one of the most popular destinations for Korean tourists.

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When to Visit Jeonju

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Jeonju's climate is very seasonal, with cold winters and summers where temperatures average over 85 degrees. Many visitors come to the city during the more temperate spring for the blossoms and fall for the changing colors of the leaves in the nearby mountains.

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How to Get to Jeonju

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Where to Stay in Jeonju

Stay in traditional style with all the modern amenities at Dan Kyung, steps away from the Hanok Village. Enjoy the sleek contemporary style of the Box Hotel, located just outside the historic district.

Popular Neighborhoods in Jeonju

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How to Get Around Jeonju

The Cost of Living in Jeonju

Shopping Streets

For locally produced artisan craft work, you'll want to check out the Jeonju Crafts Exhibition Hall, along with other shops and boutiques in the city's historic district.

Groceries and Other

Home Plus, Lotte Mart, and Megamart are three of the larger supermarket chains in the city. A quart of milk costs about ₩2,265 and a dozen eggs comes in at about ₩2,450.

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Where to Eat in Jeonju

Get the best of local cuisine and the nightlife scene at Yetchon Makgeolli, where your first kettle of makgeolli or rice wine comes with pork belly and kimchi for ₩20,000. Enjoy classic bibimbap in Jeonju's enchanting historic district at Hanguk-jip, where prix fixe meals start at ₩11,000.