Jeonju-Style Accommodation, Jeonju Hanok Stay
Spending a night in Hanok (traditional Korean-style house) is something the visitors to Jeonju shouldn’t miss. Each Hanok in Jeonju Hanok Village has its own charms. Today, I will introduce you to different Hanok accommodations for visitors.
Address: 33-6, Eunhaeng-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju, Jeonbuk
Special Feature: The place is the recreation of the house of Miss Jenkin, an American Presbyterian missionary.
Reservation: (063) 285-3490
Check-in is from 4pm. Check out is from 10am to 11am.
Dongnagwon is frequented by traditional culture enthusiasts. The place is located in the five-hundred years old street of gingko trees in Pungnamdong area.
Kijeon College, a local college of Jeonju, renovated the old houses and opened Dongnagwon to foster experts on local traditional culture. Currently, Dongnagwon holds the college students’ trainings and visitors’ authentic local cultural experience programs.
Dongnagwon is also a memorial for Miss Jenkin, an American Presbyterian missionary, who devoted herself to educational missionary work in Jeonju area around the late 19th century. Miss Jenkin’s old Jeonju of 1895 has revived in Dongnagwon, and visitors are welcome to join its various educational programs.
Apart from individual lodgement, Dongnagwon also accommodates a large number of people for private parties, seminars, or conferences. The place also holds traditional music, craftwork, dancing, and other similar workshops.
[Hanbok Rent] 15,000 won for two people / [Tea Ceremony] 11,000 won per person / [Pansori (a local genre of traditional Korean song) Workshop] 11,000 won per person / [Hanji (traditional Korean paper) Craftwork Workshop] 7,700 won per person
Sam Do Hun
Address: Seolyewon, 12-8, Choimyunghee-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju, Jeonbuk
Special Feature: The three beauties of Hanok
Reservation: (063) 282-3337
Check in is from 4pm. Check out is from 10am to 11am.
Sam Do Hun is where you can rest your body and mind. The stay in Sam Do Hun will be a reward for your busy daily routine. The lines of the eaves under the blue sky, the porch warmed by sunlight, and the shining doorpost waiting for your arrival will welcome you to this place.
Sam Do Hun is located on the serene street behind Hotel Lewin. At the end of the street, surrounded by stone walls and bamboos, is a modest but neat-looking Hanok. If you want to stay away from the bustling Taejo-ro (the main street of Hanok Village) to enjoy birds’ chirping and refreshing breeze, a night’s stay at Sam Do Hun is recommended.
Your night at Sam Do Hun will be accompanied by the elegant air of the old house, subtle generosity from the locals, recalling of your forgone memories, and cozy sleep.
Taking a light stroll in the early morning, along the stone walls, to Omokdae Pavilion will be part of an unforgettable experience during your stay at Sam Do Hun. Instead of breakfast, the place offers the voucher for Waeng-i-jip, a famous place for kongnamul gukbap (bean sprouts hot pot with rice).
Address: 59, Eojin-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju, Jeobuk
Special Feature: A Hanok guesthouse with the gallery exhibiting artworks from around the Korea.
Reservation: (063) 285-2583
Check in from 4pm. Check out from 10am to 11am.
Agbae is a place filled with traditional culture and artistic spirit. The underground floor is a café, while the ground floor is a guesthouse.
The guesthouse facilities of Agbae is a newly-built traditional Korean-style Hanok. The roof of every room has been built with clay and wood, typical of old Hanok. The rooms can accommodate from two people to over ten people. There are also rooms with beds for those uncomfortable with sleeping on the floor.
The gallery is what makes Agbae special. At the underground gallery-café, you can enjoy wild pear tea or callery pear tea while enjoying the artworks from around the Korea.
The owner of the gallery at Agbae is a nationally renowned calligrapher. The place runs calligraphy workshop and traditional tea ceremony is also available with the tea set equipped in every guesthouse room.
Stay in Hanok while visiting Jeonju Hanok Village!
Jeonju Hanok Village is famous for its mouth-watering street food and local specialities. However, if you want to get to experience the essence of the Hanok Village, its slow lifestyle and elegant serenity, I recommend spending a night in Hanok!