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Jeonju Tourist Information Center, Answering Any Questions on Travelling Jeonju!

Jeonju Tourist Information Centers answer any questions you might have about travelling the city and its vicinity. Today, I will visit the six tourist information centers located in the easily accessible spots of the city. I will also introduce to you the range of travel information and services offered from the tourist information centers for the visitors.


There are total six tourist information centers in Jeonju: three in Jeonju Hanok Village, one in the Express Bus Terminal, one in the Train Station, and one in Deokjin Park. The three information centers in the Hanok Village are located in the easily-identifiable spots near the three entrances.



As any other tourist spot in the world, the sign ‘i‘ symbolizes a tourist information center. If you are looking for a tourist information center, find the sign ‘i.’


Different maps of Jeonju contain useful travel information!



Before embarking on the tour of Jeonju, it’s helpful to consult the map of the city first. The pamphlet map of Jeonju contains information on major attractions recommended by the city, including the famous the Hanok Village area, the new town (Sin-sigaji), Deokjin Park, old streets of Jeonju Castle, and Ajung Lake.



There is also a map showing the locations of recommended accommodations, restaurants, and other attractions inside the Hanok Village. The map must be especially useful for visitors who haven’t booked an accommodation beforehand, but wanting to experience staying at Hanok.



Have you heard of the ‘makgeolli (Korean rice wine) map?’ Jeonju is famous for makgeolli houses offering a reasonably-priced table full of local dishes upon ordering makgeolli served in a big brass kettle. The map shows many makgeolli houses in the famous Samcheon-dong and Seoshin-dong districts, but also those in Gyeongwon-dong, Hyoja-dong, Pyeonghwa-dong, and Ajung-ri districts.



These are English, Mandarin, and Japanese versions of a Jeonju tourist map. All the tourist information centers offer maps in foreign languages.


Let’s find out what’s going on in Jeonju!



If you want to find out what’s going on in Jeonju at the moment, you can pick up the travel magazines from the tourist information centers. The magazines are published monthly by the city for tourists. I recommend “Story J”, “Jeonju Hanok Village Monthly (월간 전주한옥마을)”, and “Eolssu Jeobuk (얼쑤 전북)” which contains information on Jeonbuk Province. The magazines contain news about events and newly opened stores and restaurants, interviews and coverages of interesting places and people.



At the tourist information center in front of the Hanok Village public parking, you can find a calendar showing different events of the month.



The calendar introduces the events taking place in the Hanok Village and performances at Sori Arts Center, Jeonbuk Arts Center, and other places. You can also consult magazines on performance arts and pamphlets provided by the tourist information center.


The tourist information centers also provide information on different tours to the Hanok Village. Popular tours include the Hanok Village alley tour, Omokdae Pavilion and Confucian School tour, Jeonju Castle tour (guided tour of the old streets where the walls of the castle once stood), and Gyeonggi-jeon Palace tour. There are English, Japanese, and Mandarin options for the Gyeonggi-jeon tour.



The biggest tourist information center is located in the Hanok Village. You can purchase the JB TOUR PASS (a voucher that provides free entries of attractions and free use of public transportation in the Jeonju city and Jeonbuk Province area, and discounts on selected restaurants and accommodations).


Look for the Foreign Language Tour Guides!



Each tourist information center has foreign language tour guides. The tourist information centers at the Hanok Village, Omokdae Pavilion, and Gyeonggi-jeon has three foreign language tour guides, each specialising in English, Japanese, and Mandarin. Other tourist information centers have one or two foreign language tour guides.


They provide information on the Hanok Village tours, travel routes, and transportation. So, if you are new to the city, the guides are there to help you.



The tourist information center at Omokdae Pavilion is equipped with the map and tour guide of Korea in Thai, Vietnamese, and Indonesian. If someone is looking for information in those languages, do let them know!



The locations and contacts for the tourist information centers

<Inside Jeonju Hanok Village>

■ Jeonju Hanok Village Tourist Information Center ■

Address: 99 Kirin-daero, Wansan-gu, Jeonju, Jeonbuk (located at the Hanok Village public parking)

Contact: 063-282-1330


■ Gyeonggi-jeon Palace Tourist Information Center ■

Address: 44 Taejo-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju (located in front of Jeondong Cathedral, next to the Palace)

Contact: 063-287-1330


■ Omokdae Pavilion Tourist Information Center ■

Address: 6 Taejo-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju (located in front of Jeonju Myungpoom-gwan)

Contact: 063-282-1335

* The Omodae center has a police box too. *



<The outskirts of Jeonju City/Express Terminal/Train Station>

■ Deokjin Park Tourist Information Center ■

Address: 194-6, Deokjin-dong 2-ga, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju (located next to the main entrance)

Contact: 063-232-6293


■ Express Bus Terminal Tourist Information Center ■

Address: Express Bus Terminal, 470 Jeonju-cheon Dong-ro, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju (located near the taxi stop outside the building)

Contact: 063-225-6949


■ Train Station Tourist Information Center ■

Address: 680 Dongbu-daero, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju (located at the train station square)

Contact: 063-241-6949



The tourist information centers are located in easily accessible spots. They are there to make your travel easier. I wish you a pleasant travel in Jeonju!


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