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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

    Honestly..
    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!

  • Shana Trương

    This looks like a place I would want to see. I really like seeing how Korea was before since it’s such a fast paced country.

  • Cindy Clarissa

    This looks interesting! i love korean history~ will visit this place for sure!

  • Dionitius Jonathan

    Always loved to see something so historical ,can’t wait to visit this spot! would love to feel the historic and vintage side of Jeonju and have a photoshoot spree!

  • vikas p

    I’m glad you specified that it didn’t matter about the number of comments!..

  • vikas p

    3달 전
    I have been to Jeonju city several times. My husband and i love traveling around Korea and Jeonju city is one of our favorite places. We try to visit there each time when we get a chance. And i would love to recommend this city to all the other foreigners who are thinking of travelling to Koreax

  • Bharat

    because of this event next time when i go to jeonju with friends, dont need to worry about where to go and what to eat and have fun

  • Bharat

    Very nice event

  • Bharat

    Happy visit to jeonju

  • vikas p

    Thanks for sharing such a beautiful events

  • vikas p

    I like see like this kind of events

  • vikas p

    Very nice to see this

  • vikas p

    Happy visit to jeonju

  • vikas p

    One of my favorite places in korea

  • vikas p

    because of this event next time when i go to jeonju with friends,

  • vikas p

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

  • vikas p

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

  • vikas p

    This looks like a place I would want to see. I really like seeing how Korea was before since it’s such a fast paced country

  • vikas p

    This looks like a place I would want to see. I really like seeing how Korea was before since it’s such a fast paced country…

  • Bharat

    Jeonju Hanok Village is a great place to visit.

  • Bharat

    Jeonju is a historical site for more than just the village.

  • Bharat

    There is also a shrine to the Joseon kings/dynasty.

  • Bharat

    There is lots of history here. This Hanok displays the wealthier, more “urban/city” upper class historical living.

  • Bharat

    The aristocratic way of historic Korean life. The actual Hanok is surrounded by traditionally-designed shops where you can rent hanboks (traditional Korean formal wear) and restaurants.

  • Bharat

    Many Hanbok shops can do matching couples. They are very beautiful. The more modern part/city of Jeonju surrounds the restaurants and shops

  • Bharat

    . If you’re interested in seeing a more rural, “middle/lower” class Hanok, this is not the place.

  • Bharat

    Go to the Nagan Hanok in Suncheon if you want to see that side of Korean Historical living.

  • Bharat

    Though it is called Hanok Village, there aren’t such traditional Hanok houses; instead there are several fancy street shops and restaurants in every corner.

  • Bharat

    Many young people are seen wearing Korean traditional dresses and walking on the streets and taking photos. This place is just like other commercial streets in Korea.

  • Stephanie Hunto

    I would love to visit this place and take a great picture here

  • mallem k

    This is great^^ I visited Jeonju with my husband last year~ really

  • mallem k

    It was a nice moments when visited Jeonju Hanok Village when wearing hanbok and walking around the old bulding 🙂
    Let’s visit Jeonju in 2019 guys!!!

  • mallem k

    I hope I win

  • mallem k

    I found out about a lot of amazing places and experiences in Jeonju through this event! I’ve been wanting to go to Jeonju ever since I first came to Korea but I haven’t had the chance to do so yet. I will definitely visit this year and finally try the world-famous Jeonju bibimbap and visit all the places recommend on this website.

  • mallem k

    I’m more than happy to see that you are valuing foreigners in Korea and providing them with an opportunity to learn more about Jeonju

  • mallem k

    It’s a good idea

  • mallem k

    Never been in Jeonju, but I hope someday I will go there.

  • mallem k

    Im visiting Jeonju in a short time! Seems amazing!

  • mallem k

    I still have to visit Jeonju but it looks so beautiful

  • mallem k

    Thanks for this event.

  • Palagani

    it remains largely a hidden gem to international travelers

  • Palagani

    Escape from the bustle and hustle of stressful city life in Jeonju Hanok Village,

  • Palagani

    Escape from the bustle and hustle of stressful city life in Jeonju Hanok Village,i

  • Palagani

    Thanks for this event

  • Palagani

    Nice place

  • mallem k
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