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Experience the Post-Korean War Era at Jeonju Nanjang


How do you feel like travelling back in time to the post-Korean War era of Jeonju? Aren’t you curious what the everyday life of your old Korean neighbors was like then? This week, I’ll introduce ‘Jeonju Nanjang’.

What is Jeonju Nanjang?

Jeonju Nanjang is located near Dongmun Sagori, next to Jeonju Hanok Village. Jeonju Nanjang is a hands-on museum focusing on the modern/post-Korean war folk culture (mostly the 1950s~the 1980s). The definition of the word ‘Nanjang’ is a special market opening for a limited period, distinguished from a regular market.

25-year-old collections in one place

The owner of Jeonju Nanjang has been collecting the things that remind us of the modern Korea for 25 years. The collection brings up fond memories of childhood to many visitors to Jeonju Hanok Village.

12 sections of Jeonju Nanjang

Jeonju Nanjang consists of twelve sections: childhood, mothers, youth and dating, dabang (café/tea room), military service, watermill (traditionally known as a scene of secret love affairs), cinema, county stores, and the like.

Those in their 20s and 30s see the exhibitions of Jeonju Nanjang with the eyes of novelty and curiosity. Yet, for those in their 40s, 50s, and 60s, the exhibitions remind them of their childhood and youth.

I could actually dance to the old music at ‘Gogojang’ (dance hall), play the famous old games at the arcade, and practice archery too. If you’re wondering where to travel this weekend, why not visit Jeonju Nanjang to find out, in a hands-on way, what the everyday life was like in the post- Korean war Korea?


Jeonju Nanjang

Address: 13 Eunhaengro 13, Wansangu, Jeonju

Contact: 063-2440-0001



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  • Hanary Geby Jessica Sianipar

    Most of museums have formal and sacred vibe, who knows that a museum can be so cute like this! >.<
    I think visiting Jeonju Nanjang will be an exciting and fun trip with my lil sis!

  • Hanary Geby Jessica Sianipar

    Ah! I would like to try archery too since I am obsessed to become cupid 😛

  • Hanary Geby Jessica Sianipar

    And definitely will take too much good an cute picture too~~

  • Qasim Sultan

    It looks one of best spot to learn about history and take photos ^ ^

  • Sonia

    I’ll be visiting Jeonju next week with a friend! I go there so often, it will be nice to have a “new place” to explore!

  • Rachelle

    I loved Jeonjgu so much. It is my favourite city I’ve visited in Korea. I’m so drawn to ththe history and culture of Korea that I hope I cancome back to Jeonju and visit this place!