Jeonji Hanok Village

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Enterprise and integration – Jeonji Hanok Village is a Korean traditional village in Seoul with a long history located between Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeok Palace and Jongmyo Royal Shrine.

The traditional village is composed of lots of alleys, hanok and is preserved to show a 600-year-old urban environment.

Now it is used as a traditional culture center, allowing visitors to experience the atmosphere of the Joseon Dynasty.

 

Jeonji Hanok Village has over 700 pristine Korean traditional houses in Kyo-dong and Pungnam-dong. If you go up to Omokdae, located at the highest place in Hanok villge, you can see all of hanok sprawled you with their gambrel roof  made from black tiles.

There are many wonderful place to see inside Hanok village. Kyunggijeon has a portrait of the founder of the Joseon Dynasty, the king Yi Song-gye.

Jungdong Cathedral is one of the most beautiful cathedral  in Korea and it  also has a martyrs’shrine for Korean Catholics.

Jeonjuhyanggyo was built  during the rule of Seonjo. Hakindang is a typical example of upper class houses.

Jeonju has kept Hanok villge as a symbol of its traditions. It located near Kyo-dong. The villge attracts abuot seven million tourists every year. It has also been designated as an international Slow City and a UNESCo City of Gastronomy.

By E&I