- Place or Historical Monument
Although the city of Jeonju is large and modernised, it's traditional district has been very well conserved. There are approximately 800 hanoks, which are houses built in a traditional manner using wood and earth, with grey-tiled roofs curved towards the sky. I easily found accommodation in a hanok, which allowed me to discover a very different way of life.
There are many interesting attractions to visit in Jeonju: the Jeondong Cathedral which mixes different architectural styles in an original way, sanctuaries, different museums based on Korean culture and tradition, Deokjin Park where lotus flowers and water lilies abound during summer, and so much more.
Jeonju is also famous for its food. The specialities include bibimbap, served with a selection of ten spiced condiments (including chillies stuffed with chillies - not for the faint-hearted), and kongnamul gukbap, a dish based on soya beans which is again served with a number of condiments including kimchi.