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The Best Photo Spots in Jeonju

 

In this age of coronavirus, we better practice social distancing even when we’re travelling. Hence, travels in the cities are usually limited to walking alone or riding a bike. However, if you don’t feel like staying outside for too long or riding a bike in the cold winter weather with occasional snow, pack your old camera (phones are fine too) and head to Jeonju. The city is filled with attractive ‘instagrammable’ photo spots!

 

Jeonjuchun River

 

Jeonjuchun is the river that flows right across Jeonju. The trail along the river are beautiful with the shining silver grass. However, what I really suggest is, first, rent hanbok (Korean traditional costume). Then, take photo in the middle of the steppingstones with Namchungyo Bridge as the background. You’ll want to make it your profile photo.

Address: around Jeonjuchundongro 24, Wansangu, Jeonju

Hanok Gate and Munhoeru Pavilion at Jeonbuk National University

 

The grand Hanok Gate and Munhoeru Pavilion at Jeonbuk National University are the newer additions to the instagrammable spots in the city. I really recommend visiting Munhoeru Pavilion when the winter sun is almost set, and the lightings are on around the ‘water mirror’ of the pavilion. The atmosphere is extremely romantic.

Address: Baekjaedaero 567, Deokjingu, Jeonju

Gyeonggijeon Shrine

Gyeonggijeon Shrine is one of the most popular attractions in Jeonju Hanok Village. The shrine, built to host the royal portrait of Taejo (the founder of Joseon Dynasty) is also historically significant. You can see people in hanbok taking lots of photos in front of buildings. But the best photo spot, in my opinion, is the bamboo forest, which is green year-round.

Address: Taejoro 44, Wansangu, Jeonju

Jeondong Cathedral

Jeondong Cathedral is the most popular photo spot in Jeonju Hanok Village. If you want to take the best photo, I recommend visiting in more quieter hours, such as right after opening (9AM) or right before closing (5PM). Also, hanbok costume is nice, but I also recommend renting the 1930s dresses. Please be aware not to disturb the prayers.

Address: Taejoro 51, Wansangu, Jeonju

 

Jaman Mural Village

Jaman Mural Village is right next to Jeonju Hanok Village. Last November, the artists from around Korea have repainted the murals in this old shantytown. So all the more reason to visit and take photos against the fresh and colorful murals!

Address: Gyodong 50-79, Wansangu, Jeonju

 

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  • Jared Sandler

    Various artwork displayed at Jaman Mural Village and the bamboo forest at Gyeonggijeon Shrine seem to be among the best photo spots in Jeonju City. Thank you for introducing these photogenic locations!

  • Ever Enrique Castillo Osorio

    Actually Jeonju is a very beautiful city with thousands of spots to take photos. Every time I have visited it, I have found very beautiful spots everywhere.

  • Steve Joe

    I have also visited Jeonjucheon!