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Welcome to Jeonju


Located on the edge of the fertile Honam plains, Jeonju is the capital of Jeollabuk-do (North Jeolla Province) in South Korea. The name, ‘Jeonju’ literally means "Perfect Prefecture. The city is an important tourist center famous for Korean food, historic buildings, sports activities and innovative festivals. Back in May 2012, Jeonju was chosen as a Creative Cities for Gastronomy as part of UNESCO's Creative Cities Network. Due to its location, the city does not have the manufacturing or heavy industries found in other Korean cities but has a strong Education sector and various historical sites. Jeonju has a zoo, a large park, and the Hanguk Sound and Culture Hall, a large, modern concert complex on the Chonbuk National University campus.

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Getting Around

City buses and taxis are available for commuting around the city. However, Tourists are advsied to walk between points of interest when possible, as many are near each other.


Korean is the official language of the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), with different official forms used in each nation-state. Approximately 80 million people worldwide speak Korean.


The currency of South Korea is the Korean Won (₩ KRW). The notes are in the denominations of KRW 1000, 5000, 10, 000 and 50, 000 while the coins in 10, 50, 100 and 500. Due to inflations, coins are rarely used by some locals and ATMs are widely available in subway stations, convenience stores and hotels.


South Korea is also one of the safest countries in Asia. Violent street crime is extremely rare and guns are virtually non-existent among the civilian population. Muggings, beatings, kidnappings and other crimes are a rarity in Seoul, especially among foreigners.


  • Jeonju Hanok Village
  • Jeondong Catholic Church
  • Gyeonggijeon Shrine
  • Hanji Museum
  • Royal Portrait Museum
  • Jeonju Gaeksa
  • Jeonjuhyanggyo Confucian School


KST (Korea Standard Time) - UTC/GMT +9 hours

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