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The Gingko Tree Spots of Jeonju Hanok Village


The autumn breeze is getting colder. But we can still enjoy the fascinatingly colorful trees under the clear blue sky. Jeonju Hanok Village is also covered with yellow and red. The gingko trees of Gyeonggijeon Shrine and Jeonju Hyanggyo (Confucian School) have literally colored the premises yellow. If you haven’t seen the elegant yellow gingko leaves falling over giwa (Korean black roof tile), here’s what it’s like!

Stone wall alleyway of Gyeonggijeon Shrine

The stone wall alleyway of Gyeonggijeon Shrine is considered one of the most ‘instagrammable’ spots in Korea. Every autumn, the gingko trees rising above the stone wall turn yellow, peaking in November. When the visitors in hanbok take photos against the stone wall, the autumn breeze blow the yellow leaves over their heads.

Jeonju Hyanggyo (Confucian School)

Jeonju Hyanggyo is a regional Confucian educational institution dating back to 1354. Hyanggyo is equivalent to today’s high school.

Jeonju Hyanggyo has appeared in various television dramas and movies, including Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010) and Moonlight Drawn by Clouds (2016). There are three spots famous for gingko trees.

The first spot is between Manhoeru and Ilwolmun Gate. It’s the gate into Jeonju Hyanggyo. The gingko trees are on both sides and the ground is covered in gingko leaves as if someone rolled out a yellow carpet. Many visitors take photos here before entering the premise.

The second spot is Daesungjeon, the main building paying homage to Confucious. To the right and left of the building are over 600 years old giant gingko trees. The third spot is Myungryundang, the lecture hall. On a breezy day, sit on the building’s maru (ridge) and you’ll be fascinated by the yellow gingko leaves falling.

The spring and autumn seem rather short these days. Before the autumn of 2020 is over, visit Jeonju Hanok Village for the yellow gingko trees.


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  • Jared Sandler

    Very helpful to identify the three famous places where visitors can see Jeonju’s well-known Gingko trees. My favorite place would be to sit on the maru of lecture hall Myungryundang during a crisp autumn day.

  • Nurenza Lee

    Jeonju is the most Korean traditional city which welcomes over 10 million of tourists a year. Also it boastsit’s a thousand-year history, and you can easily enjoy Korean traditional culture through lots of historic buildings, artifacts, and variety of delicious foods. Especially, when you visit in “Hanok Village” and “JeonjuBusung(castle)”, you can feel nostalgia of two kingdoms, Hubaekje Kingdom and Joseon Dynasty. You can find out how Korean nobleman and ordinary people lived at that time.
    In Hanok Village, they provide various programs which you experience Korean culture, and they also give you opportunity to enjoy street food market which has a tremendous number of Jeonju’s traditional foods.
    Moreover, a night of Hanok Village is wonderful. Moonlights is clinging on the rooftop of hundreds of Hanok. And its reflection on Jeonju-chun(river) makes a night in Jeonju more sentimental. Jeonju Night Walk is not just sightseeing or walking around the city. It is the chance to see the beauty of Korean cultural heritages with beautiful night view, and to know how it is important. You’d better grab this opportunity of watching outdoor special performance, movies, and touring along famous Korean cultural heritages. It is all free during the event.

  • Ever Enrique Castillo Osorio

    I feel like the fall season makes many places in Korea more beautiful. The colors of the trees are really nice and if they are located in historical places it is the perfect combination to enjoy the view.

  • Irma Tan

    I felt the most Korea feeling whenever I visit this place. Autumn in Jeonju definitely bring back nice memories about the ginkgo trees. And the leaves keep faling like a rain into your head. It was magical for me who came from two season country. All the yellow tree combined with red leaves from other tree made a relaxing and healing “분위기”. Seeing all the other people also enjoying the slow walk and just admiring the nature. This place is just a perfect place to spend quality time with your friend family or loved one. Definitely will come back for every autumn 🙂 https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a23146464e41c868173ef9d06358ab21d6812bde8d8ac4b439d0176e0c544508.jpg

  • Mehndi Hasan

    Hello dear friends 🤝 JEONJU
    I like this old Josan era school. Good for walking, take in a quiet environment, and admire old architecture and ancient trees. Bhitti makes a good stop walking on the village and Omokde Jeonju Hyanggyo, located in Jeonju Hanok Village, offers a calm and serene atmosphere and the scent of old Sunhyeon. The harmony of beautiful old trees and old wood conditions is also natural and harmonious. Be sure to stop when you go to Jeonju

  • Muskan Slmani

    My best choice : 👉
    It differs from Hyanggyo in other areas
    This is good
    The large crepe myrtle is also impressive.
    The smell and spirit of the old ancestors is well preserved, so it goes well with the village of Enoch. In particular, the seasonal bank leaves are spectacular, and they are a gift from God. Cold in the bathroom. It is part of the village of Enoch, but it is not crowded and the atmosphere is very different. Seodang is used by local residents. When you stop, stop before eating. Autumn season is recommended!

    Thanks for this Amazing Event.🎉

  • Radhakrishna Pillai N

    Wow… Your pictures present an invisible spark to me.

  • 鳥あきら

    yellow love , look stunning

  • Emila Clarke

    i just love these spots , superb spot to take photos

  • Pradeep Sharma

    being a fan of the Kdrama shows , i sure do wanna visit these places

  • Haagii Jp Kr

    Love to see