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Jeonju Hanok Village on a Snowy Day


We didn’t have much snow last winter, but this winter has been different. Jeonju Hanok Village is already covered in snow! It continued to snow heavily as I proceeded to the Hanok Village. I took some very interesting snow photos!

Upon arriving, I walked along Taejoro, the main street of Jeonju Hanok Village. I couldn’t see clearly due to the pouring snow. However, it was still beautiful, peaceful, and relaxing.

#Jeondong Cathedral

​The historic Jeondong Cathedral is considered one of the most beautiful modern-era buildings in Korea. Amidst the heavy snow, the elegant Romanesque and Byzantine-style building was standing elegantly.



The name ‘Taejoro’ comes from Taejo, the founder of Joseon Dynasty (1392-1897). This is the busiest street in Jeonju Hanok Village, because major attractions like Gyeonggijeon Shrine are located on the street. You can also find different street food vendors, traditional Korean restaurants, and traditional-style cafés too.

The roadside trees were also covered in snow. There weren’t many people and cars due to the heavy snow. I was able to enjoy the unobstructed view of the street stretching to the end. I also loved the cheongsachorong (Korean traditional street lamp) hanging over the street.


#Omokdae Pavilion

At the end of the Taejoro is the stair leading to Omokdae Pavilion. The pavilion has the great view overlooking Jeonju Hanok Village. I climbed the stairs carefully and it didn’t take long to arrive at the viewpoint.

Thanks to the hanok roofs covered in snow, Jeonju Hanok Village feels like a different world. It seems to me that the snow makes more salient the contrast between the traditional and more modern buildings.


#Pungnammun Gate

Pungnammun Gate is the symbol of Jeonju. The gate itself has the status of a Treasure protected by the government. Also, around the gate are most of Jeonju’s major attractions, such as Jeonju Hanok Village, Nambu Market, Gaeksa, and Gaekridan-gil.

I love watching Pungnammun Gate appearing at the end of this old street. I think this view of the old shops and Pungnammun gate all in one frame gives a very ‘Jeonju-like’ or ‘typically-Jeonju’ atmosphere.

I was lucky to visit Jeonju Hanok Village on a snowy day. But since more snow is expected throughout this winter, you still have chance to visit Jeonju Hanok Village in snow. I’m sure the photos will be great!


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  • Steve Joe

    Hanok Village is a wonderful place in winter!

  • Jared Sandler

    Amazing view of snowy Jeonju Hanok Village from Omokdae Pavilion. Seems like Jeonju (and Jeolla Province) is getting its lionshare of snow this winter!

  • Ever Enrique Castillo Osorio

    That winter view is really amazing. Very cold, but very beautiful to go around and enjoy it.