These pictures were taken last year during the summer when I visited Jeonju with a few friends. Jeonju is about a two to three-hour bus ride away from Seoul and is the capital of North Jeolla province. Jeonju is famous for its hanok village, an area completely filled with traditional Korean han-ok houses and also more modern han-ok designs. Other than the han-ok, there are various landmarks throughout the city including a lake filled to the brim with lotus leafs and flowers, and a catholic chapel. Jeonju is one of the places I strongly recommend for those of you who are interested in travelling outside of Seoul.
(3)A bridge across a pond full of lotus.es.
(4)A lone duck.
(5)(6)At Jeondong Cathedral, an important location in Korean catholic history.
Within the chapel.
(10)(11)Such an epic photograph.
(12)(13)(14)What I found very interesting about Jeonju was that there was this mix of east and west, a chapel that looked very European within a city filled with han-ok, not to mention a traditional courtyard right within the area.
(15)(16)(17)(18)A portrait of a king. Because the king was considered so “holy” the portrait of the king had its own carriage and was carefully put into its own room.
Han-ok is so beautiful. I can only dream of a day when somehow someone will design a modern han-ok apartment complex. What makes Jeonju so amazing is that you can actually rent a room in a traditional han-ok and spend the night there.
Lastly, let me finish off with a bowl of patbingsu- shaved ice topped with milk, sweet red bean paste, slivered almonds, and deliciously chewy injulmi rice cakes.
Until next time!