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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.

Cute ain’t it? This is rice and sweet potato crackers. It’s not super sweet. A lil’ bland but yummy.

This is the cracker machine. Bought a packet with over 20 pieces of this love cracker at only 1,000 won (RM3.00).

Next, we visited this Fan Culture Center in the Hanok Village.

Love the architecture. So beautiful.

On our way to Jeondong Catholic Cathedral, we passed by this beautiful place.

Varieties of flowers including tulips in this man-made garden.

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.

This is a Hamabi (outside of Gyeonggijeon Shrine). Hamabi is a post for dismounting from the horse.

Jeondong Catholic Cathedral.

Nice? I love this photo. Taken at the cathedral.

This is Pungnamun. One of the old gates of the city.

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.

This is the indoor section of Nambu Market selling household items.

Clothing and bedding area.

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

Yummy and juicy spring onions.

Doenjang blocks. Doenjang is fermented soybean paste.

Tofu and jelly.

On our way to Imokdae, we got lost and stumbled upon these painted houses.

These houses are situated at an incline… so climbing up is tough job.

This is Imokdae. There’s nothing much to see.

Our next destination is the Jeonju Traditional Wine Museum.

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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  • 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.

    • 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! 😉

  • Reply Farihah May 30, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    Hello Amy,
    The info in your blog is so useful as I am planning to go to Jeonju this autumn. I would like to ask whether it is quite hilly when you go to Omokdae since you can view the Hanok Village from above. Then next question, is this bus from Busan to Jeonju is 2-1 seating? or the normal 2-2 seating?

    • Reply Che-Cheh May 30, 2019 at 5:08 pm

      Hi Farihah, so happy you find the posts useful. Omokdae is located on a hill and there are stairs going up there. If you look at my Omokdae post, in the first photo of Omokdae you can see the brown stairs at the foreground. If I’m not mistaken there are some small boulders to go over if you take another route. Nothing difficult. I think there are 2 routes in total. I can’t remember the bus seating arrangement. Sorry.

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