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Spring Mural Walk: Jeonju Chunsa(Angel) Village and Okryu Village

The weather is getting milder and warmer for walking tours around Jeonju. Today, I’ll introduce two hidden mural villages in the city for spring stroll.

Chunsa (Angel) Village, Nosongdong District

Since 2000, at the end of each year, an unidentified person has donated large sum of money to the Nosongdong District Office. The anonymous donation has helped more than 4,500 local low-income households. To commemorate the good deeds of this unidentified person, a.k.a. ‘faceless angel’, the city re-named the district as Chunsa (‘angel’ in Korean) Village.

At the entrance is the map of the village and the board on which the good deeds of the ‘faceless angel’ are written. There’re also the rest area with grass and bench.

I walked along the ‘Angel’s mural street’. I see different ‘instagrammable’ angel wings on the walls. Also, the cherry blossoms and beautiful phrases, such as ‘to live is to empty rather than to fill’ or ‘you’ve done well, doing well, and will do well’ were heart-warming.

Then I walked the ‘street of illustrated poem’. Most of the poems were about Chunsa Village, expressing gratitude and love for the ‘faceless angel’.

At the end of the street was the café “Chunsarang”. I loved the atmosphere here. Inside the café were antique furniture. I ordered the warm lemon tea, which was served with sweets and fruits. The owner seemed to be a very generous person.

Chunsa Village wasn’t glamorous, but I surely had a heart-warming spring day walk.

 

​Nosongdong District Chunsa (Angel) Village

Address: Inbong 1gil 54, Wansangu, Jeonju

 

 

Okryu Mural Village

Okryu Mural Village is right next to Jaman Mural Village. It’s one of the hidden gems of Jeonju Hanok Village district.

I followed the signs leading to Okryu Mural Village and was greeted by colorful murals. Do you see the sign “photo zone”?

I came across a wooden electric pole, which was common until the 1970s.

The murals of Okryu Village depict the familiar local stories about the village school or peddlers. They aren’t grandiose but stimulate imagination.

From the viewpoint, I had the Jeonju Hanok Village under my feet. I just wished the sky had cleared up a bit. During a sunny day, the view must be much better.

 

​Okryu Mural Village

Address: Okryugil 15, Wansangu, Jeonju

 

Take a beautiful spring walk along the alleyways of Okryu Mural Village, before the rainy monsoon season sets in!

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  • Arielle Pukanecz

    Love all of these murals so much. Such a lovely place, can’t wait to visit again!

  • Nana

    I love all the artworks! Looks amazing ❤

  • curiousinkorea

    Interesting concept for one act of kindness spreading to different communities. Beyond the arts, it’s the stories behind that tugs at the heart.

  • I love the Michael Jackson tribute in this Mural Village. Looks like a great spot to visit on a date or when taking a stroll with your puppy.

  • Tahir Mahmood

    Great place for art lovers.

  • 김씨 연대기Kims’ Chronicles

    Wow! What a generous human being and great way to give back to the community. These art villages are so peaceful. I’ve been to them every time I visit Jeonju. The artists are so talented. I also love eating the kimchi bibimbop waffle at Dulmo cafe in the art village. Also posted in my latest Youtube video. ‘Kims’ Chronicles’