Category Archives: Jeollabuk

Temple by the Horse’s Ears, Temple of a Dedicated Stone-Piler

I went to Maisan Provincial Park in Jinan County, Jeollabuk Province, to see one of South Korea’s more unusual temples. I walked from the entrance of Maisan Provincial Park to the pass between the peaks of Sutmaisan and Ammaisan – … Continue reading

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Pansori Performance at Jeonju’s Sori Festival

I didn’t plan it – I just happened to be in Jeonju, the capital of Jeollabuk Province, when the Jeonju International Sori Festival was happening in the hanok maeul. The Jeonju International Sori Festival is a music festival with a … Continue reading

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Gyeonggijeon: The House of the Official Portrait of King Taejo

Here, along one of the main streets of the hanok maeul in Jeonju, capital of Jeollabuk Province, is the wall of Gyeonggijeon, which was built to hold an official royal portrait of King Taejo, the first king of the Joseon … Continue reading

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A Joseon-era Neighborhood in the City: Jeonju’s Hanok Maeul

The most famous thing about Jeonju, the capital of Jeollabuk Province, is that it’s the origin of bibimbap, now an iconic Korean food. For tourists, by far the most popular destination is the Jeonju hanok maeul – a neighborhood of … Continue reading

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