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Walking Jeonju Hanok Village in the 19th Century Outfit

Walking Jeonju Hanok Village in colorful hanbok (Korean traditional costume) has been very popular. But thanks to the ‘newtro’ (new+retro) wave, we’re witnessing a new trend in the Hanok Village outfit: ‘Gyeongseong Uibok’.

A brief history lesson: Seoul was called ‘Gyeongseong’ during the Japanese occupation period (1910-1945). ‘Uibok’ means outfit. Usually, ‘Gyeongseong Uibok’ indicates the outfits of the late 19th century to early 20th century, also known as the ‘Gaehwagi’ period. The Gaehwagi peiod saw the end of the Confucian feudal-agricultural society under the Western influence. Today, I feel like walking the Hanok Village in ‘Gyeongseong Uibok’ to enhance my ‘Gaehwagi’ mood!

Part 1. Renting ‘Gyeongseong Uibok’ outfits

In the Hanok Village there are 4~5 venues that rent out ‘Gyeongseong Uibok’ outfits. I visited one that rents out both hanbok and ‘Gyeongseong Uibok’. Renting ‘Gyeongseong Uibok’ costs around 30,000 won to 50,000 won per person, slightly more expensive than a general hanbok outfit.

Inside the venue are several ‘photo zones’ where I could take photos in the costumes. I also took a photo before heading out.

‘Gyeongseong Uibok’ is in various colors and designs, from one-piece dress and suits to more retro blouse and skirts. I had difficult but fun time choosing and looking around.

After changing clothes, I also chose accessories. There were a range of fancy headdresses, hats, necklaces, bracelets, and others. I asked the shop’s employee to choose the right accessories for my outfit. She also fixed my hair. I was also able to borrow the retro shoes and bags so that I was in the ‘Gaehwagi’ style from head to toe.

 

Part 2. The Hanok Village photo spots for ‘Gyeongseong Uibok’

I headed out to the Hanok Village in my ‘Gyeongseong Uibok’.

Before the Gyeonggijeon Palace is an old wagon carrying flowers. I could take very ‘retro’ photos here.

I thought the organized stone-walled walkway is also a good prop for those wearing more formal ‘Gyeongseong Uibok’.

I almost lost myself in the late 19th century at Jeondong Cathedral. Me and my friends had to to wait a bit to take the photo, since Jeondong Cathedral is very popular during the weekends. But the end result was definitely worth the wait!

I headed to ‘Jeonju Nanjang’, a hands-on museum focusing on the modern history of Korea. I took the photos outside the museum, but inside are more ‘instagrammable’ spots for those wearing ‘Gyeongseong Uibok’.

Walking Jeonju Hanok Village in ‘Gyeongseong Uibok’ felt so much different from walking the village in hanbok! If you think hanbok is too common, why not try ‘Gyeongseong Uibok’ and find out what it was like in the late 19th century to early 20th century ‘Gaehwagi’ period of Korea?

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  • I did walk in hanbok and it was amazing, it was my first time trying hanbok in 2016! Great memories and the place feels different 🙂

  • Nienie

    I would love to experience this and feel the 19th century vibe. It is a great way to know more about the history in this modern age.

  • Shana Trương

    I wanted to try this when I went there but time was running late so ended up trying the school uniform. Will try this when I go back!

  • Cindy Clarissa

    i have tried this in Ikseon-dong but the place was really crowded!! I think Jeonju is perfect for this

  • Cindy Clarissa

    This is such a good experience for foreigners!

  • vikas p

    Great event i have ever seen like this before….

  • vikas p

    As a foreigner living in korea, adapting to the culture is one of the most difficult challenges. I have been to jeonju in various times. First, as a Korean language student on a

  • 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 Korea…..

  • vikas p

    It was good that I could feel the atmosphere of Hanok which is the center of the Hanok Village. I want to spend more time staying next timed

  • vikas p

    I recommend to visit every one

  • vikas p

    The location of this home is super good, just in the middle of the whole folk village, but it is quiet in the middle of noisy, very suitable for a family or a couple to travel, the boss aunt is particularly good, also help us call the car to the train station, but also personally send us The car, the breakfast is also very good, although simple, but it is enough. If you have time, you can stay in this folk village for two nights. The commercial atmosphere is not too strong. You can also experience the Korean B&B. It is much better than the Bukchon Hanok in Seoul and better than Gyeongju. So the folk village in Jeonju is The best place to experience the Hanok culture throughout Korea. Especially there is such a good boss aunt. I will go live next time.

  • vikas p

    t was really clean and my room was warm, so I came to sleep well. It was a deliberately careful hostel.

  • vikas p

    Great location. In the center of the village The staff and the owner of the accommodation gave very good advice and care. I recommend both food and travel. And help to call a taxi when returning Very good care. Breakfast is ok. During the period, there are strawberry, banana, bread, milk, boiled egg. Although not many, but worth the price Suggested that it’s very good.

  • vikas p

    Location best !! Room was warm and was good
    The parking lot was a little off, but there was plenty of space.

  • vikas p

    The owner of the hotel is very good. I waited at the Quanzhou Railway Station and picked us up to the accommodation. We also arranged transportation for us to and from Malang Mountain. The return trip took us to the station.

  • vikas p

    nice

  • mallem k

    We didn’t get a chance to wear the traditional clothes since it was way too hot when we went there… but it was nice seeing some people wearing them with hanok background.
    Hope we can go visit again sometime soon.

  • mallem k

    The school grounds are serene with the huge gingko trees.

  • mallem k

    visit the Omokdae pavilion. It’s a short walk up the hill.

  • mallem k

    Many couples dress up with matching hanbok colors and styles and take couples photos throughout the villag

  • mallem k

    You’ll love walking on the cobblestone roads and navigating through the various alleyways of the village for a few hours. The top activities are shopping, eating, and visiting several of the cultural museums

  • mallem k

    I didn’t know about Jeonju but now I am definitely adding it to my ‘places to visit’ list ^^

  • mallem k

    Even though it was hard for communication in Jeonju, but I do really love the plac

  • mallem k

    Jeonju was chosen as a Creative Cities for Gastronomy as part of UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network.

  • mallem k

    wanna jeonju you and jeonju me

  • mallem k

    always been in my heart

  • 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

  • Bharat

    Its so beautiful plce in korea

  • Bharat

    Have a nice trip

  • Bharat

    Dresses are so beautiful

  • Bharat

    I wana buy it for my wife

  • vikas p

    Many couples dress up with matching hanbok colors and styles and take couples photos throughout the villag

  • vikas p

    The car, the breakfast is also very good, although simple, but it is enough. If you have time, you can stay in this folk village for two nights. The commercial atmosphere is not too strong. You can also experience the Korean B&B. It is much better than the Bukchon Hanok in Seoul and better than Gyeongju. So the folk village in Jeonju is The best place to experience the Hanok culture throughout Korea. Especially there is such a good boss aunt. I will go live next time.

  • vikas p

    recommend to visit every one

  • vikas p

    Great event i have ever seen like this before.

  • vikas p

    would love to experience this and feel the 19th century vibe. It is a great way to know more about the history in this modern age

  • vikas p

    Great memories and the place feels different 🙂

  • vikas p

    This is such a good experience for foreigners

  • vikas p

    visit the Omokdae pavilion. It’s a short walk up the hill

  • vikas p

    Have a nice trip

  • vikas p

    Go with your family and friends

  • Bharat

    Quaint place to visit.. great restaurants, tea houses to try out jeonju food.

  • Bharat

    A historic sight nestled in the middle of a city

  • Bharat

    This place has all the historical houses of Korea. A great place for photos!

  • Bharat

    There is a different vibe to it in the day and at night. It’s recommended for you to experience both

  • Bharat

    . The lights at night are pretty. There is a stretch of good food as well! Do try the noodle shop called VETERAN 베테랑 … serves excellent noodles.

  • Bharat

    Also try the very famous KOROKKE there. Amazing food and scenery !!

  • Stephanie Hunto

    So cool! I want to wear it too

  • mallem k

    I wanted to try this when I went there but time was running late so ended up trying the school

  • mallem k

    Location best !! Room was warm and was good
    The parking lot was a little off, but there was plenty of spac

  • mallem k

    t was really clean and my room was warm, so I came to sleep well. It was a deliberately careful hostel.

  • mallem k

    Many couples dress up with matching hanbok colors and styles and take couples photos throughout the villag

  • mallem k

    I like this event

  • mallem k

    I like this place

  • mallem k

    Its a great event…

  • mallem k

    Looks so tasty. I want to have this food in jeonju

  • mallem k

    May be comment event is a nice idea

  • mallem k

    I like to visit jeonju

  • mallem k

    I highly recommend this app

  • mallem k

    I highly recommend this place for foreigners

  • mallem k

    Visit this place once you reach Korea

  • mallem k

    This website is nice website to know about jeonju

  • mallem k

    I love this place

  • mallem k

    I recommend to visit jeonju

  • Palagani

    Great way to promote the city!!!n

  • Palagani

    would like to meet the jeonju city blog people to say hi to them

  • Palagani

    hope this event helps jeonjuu to become more popular

  • Palagani

    not always you can have the chance to talk about jeonju, but thanks to this blog we can do it

  • Palagani

    This is a nice effort to keep promoting the city.

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  • Zamani Meyer

    나는 전주시가 너무 좋은 정말 행복 해요