Train to Jeonju
We bought train tickets to get from Seoul to Jeonju. Before we could board that train, we had to go from Chuncheon to Seoul. We could take the KTX but we also could take the metro and because the station was at the beginning of the line, we could sit. It was cheaper that way, but maybe a half an hour slower. We booked our tickets for the KTX train from Seoul to Jeonju with letsKorail.com you will find the link below. You can also book the tickets via 12Go and via Railninja. However, 12Go is a little more expensive and Railninja did not sell tickets on a working day. Off course you can also book the tickets at the station, but most of the time they are sold out or you get standing seats.
Link: LetsKorail, 12go.asia, Rail Ninja
After our arrival on the station, it was easy to take a cab. There is a line for them. They are pretty reliable and working with meters.
Random hike through the city
The first day in Jeonju we wanted to see the city and walk through a park. We did not know that the park was a forest on a hill or maybe a small mountain. It was very hot that day and we wanted to stay in the shadows most of the time. As we walked on from our hotel, we could choose to go to a flower garden or a temple. We were in the wrong season to see flowers, so we choose to go to the temple. This temple was rather small compare to other places in Jeonju. The hike after we got to the temple was more interesting because of its surroundings. We thought we were in the middle of nowhere in some abandoned forest. Sometime we passed some sort of picnic area and that was it. Our hike ended up in another temple at the foot of the mountain.
Adres: 35-29 Maegok-ro, Seoseohak-dong, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, South-Korea
Hanok Village Jeonju
Hanok village in Jeonju is one of the best Hanok villages we have seen so far. We also think it is the most impressive one. There are people still living here. When we went inside the village, we saw a lot of shops and restaurants. The word tourist trap come in our minds. It still was a tourist trap, but a pleasant one. We saw people walking around town in costumes that were worn by their ancestors. At some part the streets were almost empty and that is where the magic happens. We walked through small alleys and saw the way that the streets used to look. It was very nice to see.
Adres: 99 Girin-daero, Pungnamdong 3(sam)-ga, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, South-Korea
We tried the chocolate cake they make here. It is one of the old recipes of Jeonju. If you want to try it, you can buy a cake in a PNB bakery. Some are very expensive and not the traditional one we think. There is one PNB bakery that sell handed baked ones. You will find the address below.
Link: PNB bakery
Adres: 180 Paldal-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, South-Korea
We like Jeonju very much. It is a place with much cultural heritage and that is what we wanted to see.
If you are interested in reading more about our travels in Chuncheon, go to Sightseeing in Chuncheon