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Light Walk on the “Sinabro-gil” Trail, Jeonju Hanok Village

As the day is getting longer and the weather is getting warmer, it’s a good season to walk around Jeonju Hanok Village. Recently, I’ve found a trail that I, a long-time resident of Jeonju, haven’t walked. It’s the ‘Sinabro-gil’ Trail, which took me along more tranquil part of Jeonju Hanok Village. ‘Sinabro’ means “bit by bit, by imperceptible degrees”.


The 3.5km, one-hour trail of “Sinabro-gil”

Hanbyuk Culture Center -Hanbyukdang Pavilion – Jeonju Ecomuseum – Seungamsa Temple – Catholic Martyr’s Mountain Shrine – Jeonjuchun River upstream – mineral spring – National Intangible Heritage Center – Omokgyo Bridge – Jeonju Hanok Village

I chose to walk along the one-hour route of the Sinabro-gil Trail. It actually took more than an hour and a half for me, because I often stopped to take photos and to appreciate the beautiful view.

It may be a good idea to be accompanied by someone who knows the city or check the attractions on the map application beforehand. I was quite excited since it’s a relatively new trail and it felt like travelling.

I parked my car at the National Intangible Heritage Center and headed toward the Hanbyuk Culture Center. I walked along the Jeonjuchun River, and the view of the mountains, flowing water, and reeds was very comforting.

I walked past the Hanbyukgul Tunnel and the Hanbyukdang Pavilion. This movie-set like tunnel was built during the Japanese occupation period for trains. Now it’s a part of a walking trail.

I kept walking along the river and came across Jeonju Ecomuseum. Children will love this place.

I kept on walking towards Seungam Village. In the village was the Seungamsa temple. The buildings were rather bigger than I expected. I returned to the Sinabro trail.

Towards the Catholic Martyr’s Mountain Shrine, the trail was very straight and quiet, but with many people riding bike. I found out that at the shrine, the city of Jeonju operates a bike share point. It seemed very popular.

Then I headed towards the mineral spring. It seemed like I’m already at the upstream of the Jeonjuchun River so didn’t go further and started returning.

I arrived at the mineral spring. This place has been around for a very long time. When I asked people for a way, the mineral spring was almost everyone’s reference point. There’s a public bathroom.

I returned to the starting point, National Intangible Heritage Center. The center hosts various interesting performances that combine the traditional and the modern cultures. It’s a must-visit place if you visit Jeonju.

I crossed the Omokgyo Bridge and headed towards the Omokdae Pavilion. Located on the highest spot of Jeonju Hanok Village and with a nice view overlooking the vast black tiled roofs of the village, the pavilion is one of the most popular attractions in Jeonju.

Today’s walk along the Sinabro Trail, with its beautiful view, has been a very memorable one. Next time, I’ll ride a bike along this trail!

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  • Jared Sandler

    The National Intangible Heritage Center seems like a sensible place to start and end walking (or bike riding) along the Sinabro-Gil Trail. It seems like the Sinabro-Gil Trail covers some of the outskirts of Jeonju Hanok Village. Omokdae Pavilion is a famous destination, but it’s good to learn about places such as Jeonju Ecomuseum and the mineral spring. Also interesting to learn the original purpose of the Hanbyukgul Tunnel, as it was constructed during the Japanese colonial occupation period.

  • Bapi Mukherjee

    Very glad to know regarding amazing Sinabro-gil Trail in Jeonju. Hanbyukgul Tunnel was built by Japanese Occupiers to run Trains-it is really a unknown Facts to me! The maximum Photographs in the informative and interesting Post are EXCELLENT!!!