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Jeonju Day 7: Jeondong Catholic Cathedral, Pungnamun & Nambu Market


There’s not much to do on day 7 since basically our Jeonju trip is kinda free and easy. We woke up late and depart to our breakfast place at 10am. Hehe Check out our kongnamul gukbap breakfast at Waengi.

Rice & Sweet Potato Cracker @ Jeonju, South Korea
Cute ain’t it? This is rice and sweet potato crackers. It’s not super sweet. A lil’ bland but yummy.

Rice & Sweet Potato Cracker @ Jeonju, South Korea
This is the cracker machine. Bought a packet with over 20 pieces of this love cracker at only 1,000 won (RM3.00).

Fan Culture Center @ Jeonju, South Korea
Next, we visited this Fan Culture Center in the Hanok Village.

Beautiful Architecture @ Fan Culture Center, Jeonju, South Korea
Love the architecture. So beautiful.

Beautiful Architecture @ Fan Culture Center, Jeonju, South Korea

Jeonju Hanok Village @ Jeonju, South Korea
On our way to Jeondong Catholic Cathedral, we passed by this beautiful place.

Jeonju Hanok Village @ Jeonju, South Korea
Varieties of flowers including tulips in this man-made garden.

Entrance to Gyeonggijeon Shrine @ Jeonju, South Korea
Entrance to Gyeonggijeon Shrine where it holds the portrait of King Taejo (founder of Joseon Dynasty). We did not enter. Update: This is the filming site for Moonlight Drawn By Clouds [several scenes at bamboo forest and the building called 전주사고(全州史庫) Jeonju Sago (Jeonju Historical Archives) where Yeong punishes Ra On with a kiss after she hurts her leg – ep 10]. Yes, now I truly regretted. Haha If you’re a fan of this Korean drama, make sure you visit Gyeonggijeon Shrine 경기전.

Hamabi outside Gyeonggijeon Shrine @ Jeonju, South Korea
This is a Hamabi (outside of Gyeonggijeon Shrine). Hamabi is a post for dismounting from the horse.

Jeondong Catholic Cathedral @ Jeonju, South Korea
Jeondong Catholic Cathedral.

Jeondong Catholic Cathedral @ Jeonju, South Korea

Jeondong Catholic Cathedral @ Jeonju, South Korea

Jeondong Catholic Cathedral @ Jeonju, South Korea

At Jeondong Catholic Cathedral @ Jeonju, South Korea
Nice? I love this photo. Taken at the cathedral.

Pungnamun @ Jeonju, South Korea
This is Pungnamun. One of the old gates of the city.

Pungnamun @ Jeonju, South Korea
My room in Bukyungdang Hanok Guesthouse is named after Pungnamun. 🙂

We had our lunch 2 hours later after breakfast at Gajok Hoegwan. LOL Jeonju is famous for bibimbap and that’s what we had. Read my review here.

After lunch, we proceed to Nambu Market.

Nambu Market @ Jeonju, South Korea
This is the indoor section of Nambu Market selling household items.

Nambu Market @ Jeonju, South Korea
Clothing and bedding area.

Nambu Market @ Jeonju, South Korea
Nambu Market. We were at the market at around 2.30pm. Not many people there but most stalls are still open.

Spring Onions @ Nambu Market, Jeonju, South Korea
Yummy and juicy spring onions.

Doenjang - Fermented Soybean Block @ Nambu Market, Jeonju, South Korea
Doenjang blocks. Doenjang is fermented soybean paste.

Tofu & Jelly @ Nambu Market, Jeonju, South Korea
Tofu and jelly.

Houses Near Imokdae @ Jeonju, South Korea
On our way to Imokdae, we got lost and stumbled upon these houses.

Houses Near Imokdae @ Jeonju, South Korea
These houses are situated at an incline… so climbing up is tough job.

Houses Near Imokdae @ Jeonju, South Korea

Imokdae @ Jeonju, South Korea
This is Imokdae. There’s nothing much to see.

Jeonju Traditional Wine Museum @ Jeonju, South Korea
Our next destination is the Jeonju Traditional Wine Museum.

Jeonju Traditional Wine Museum @ Jeonju, South Korea
The many types of soju in the museum.

After that we head to Grandma’s Best for a bowl of patbingsu. Seriously it’s the best I’ve eaten. It’s actually my first ever patbingsu. LOL.

Next we visited Jeonju’s famous bakery called PNB. They’re famous for choco pies and are located inside Jeonju Hanok Village. We bought some to take back as souvenir. Lastly for our dinner some 2 hours later after our patbingsu bing, we visited Veteran again for their kalguksu.

That’s it for day 7 which is full of walking, eating, souvenir shopping and eating again. Next, on day 8 we’re heading to a new place and that is our final destination, Seoul. Stay tuned!

p/s: Do buy moju (a type of makgeolli) which is only available in Jeonju as souvenir.

Here’s the rest of my South Korea travelogue so far…
Incheon + Jeju-do Self Drive Day 1: MAS, Car Rental & Jeju Cherry Blossom Festival
Jeju-do Self Drive Day 2: Yeongsil Trail at Hallasan National Park (Part 1)
Jeju-do Self Drive Day 2: Jusangjeolli Cliff, Yongmeori Coast & Cheonjiyeon Falls (Part 2)
Jeju-do Self Drive Day 3: Yilin Pension & Seongsan Ilchulbong (Part 1)
Jeju-do Self Drive Day 3: Seopjikoji & Seongeup Folk Village (Part 2)
Jeju-do + Busan Day 4: Bye Jeju, Dynamic Guesthouse, Cherry Blossom at Dalmaji Road, Haeundae Beach & Gwangalli Beach
Busan + Jinhae Day 5: Cherry Blossom at Yeojwa Stream & Gyeonghwa Station (Part 1)
Busan Day 5: Jagalchi Market, Gukje Market & Dinner at Lotteria (Part 2)
Busan + Jeonju Day 6: Bukyungdang Hanok Guesthouse, Jeonju Hanok Village Scenic Walk & Omokdae

Photos from Nikon D80 and Panasonic TZ-7.

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11 Comments

  • Reply Keeyit July 26, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Nice shape of the cracker

    • Reply Che-Cheh July 26, 2014 at 8:18 pm

      Hi Keeyit, oh yeah… Love ma.

  • Reply Dawn July 31, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Always love the street markets in different countries. Sure miss the blocks of fresh tofu…

    • Reply Che-Cheh August 1, 2014 at 8:31 am

      Hi Dawn, you can get so much from markets. Not only for buying stuff but to experience the culture there as well.

  • Reply foongpc August 8, 2014 at 1:14 am

    Rice and sweet potato cracker in the shape of love?

  • Reply foongpc August 8, 2014 at 1:16 am

    The cathedral looks nice!

  • Reply Sarah March 9, 2016 at 6:57 am

    How did you get to Jeonju ?

    • Reply Che-Cheh March 9, 2016 at 7:04 pm

      Hi Sarah, I traveled from Busan to Jeonju by bus.

  • Reply Farrah Awabi March 21, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Hi Amy, in short, you traveled to and fro Busan- Jeonju by bus? The return fare is KRW34,000, correct? I’m thinking of going to Jeonju also this coming October. been torn between Busan – Jeju or Busan – Damyang or Busan- Jeonju. Your blog really helped me a lot on my planning.
    Cheers,
    FA

    • Reply Che-Cheh March 21, 2017 at 6:30 pm

      Hi Farrah, I traveled by plane from Jeju to Busan and then from Busan to Jeonju by bus. I did not return to Busan. From Jeonju, I took KTX to Seoul. I check google map and seems Damyang is very near to Jeju, Busan, Jeonju. If you have ample time, you can visit all four. Glad I could help. Cheers! 😉

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