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‘Snowscape’ Photo Spots in Jeonju Hanok Village

The weather forecast has been saying that this winter will be cold and snowy. Despite the freezing temperature, maybe we can appreciate at least one thing about this forecast: looking forward to the ‘snowscape’ of Jeonju Hanok Village. Today, I’ll introduce great snowscape photo spots in the Hanok Village. The photos are from the last winter.


Jeonju Hyanggyo (Confucian School)

Jeonju Hyanggyo is beautiful year-round. On a snowy winter morning, photographers visit here to take photo of the premise before anyone leaves footprints on snow.

Many visitors take their Instagram photos in front of Daesungjeon (the main building). I recommend the person in the photo to stand as far away from the building and focus on the person to slightly blur the background.

Behind Daesungjeon is Myungryundang (lecture hall). I recommend sitting on the raised wooden floor to take photo of giwa (roof tile). The stone trail leading to the building is also a nice photo prop.

Hyanggyo alleyways

The alleyways of Jeonju Hanok Village are attractive in different ways. My favorite is the alleyway behind Jeonju Hyanggyo. I love the pine trees and bamboo trees rising above the wall. Take photos right next to the wall. You may also take photos with somewhat dreamy atmosphere around the sunset, when the streetlights in the alleyway start to glitter.

Omokdae-gil (street)

If you want to take a panoramic photo of Jeonju Hanok Village, I recommend walking from Jeonju Hyanggyo alleyways to Omokdae-gil Street. The street will lead to a hill where you can have an overview of the Hanok Village. My advice is to frame the object higher than the ground, and that the ratio of the sky and the Hanok Village should be about the same.

Trail to Omokdae and Imokdae Pavilions

The trail to Omokdae and Imokdae Pavilions is another spot to take a panoramic photo of Jeonju Hanok Village. The uphill trail has several spots where the visitors can have the Hanok Village under their feet. Use different angles and maybe consider using the leaves as prop!

Jeonjuchun River

​Jeonjuchun River covered in snow seem rather exotic and dreamlike. For landscape photos, I recommend wider horizontal angle with reeds on the background. For portraits, I recommend focusing on the person and blurring the background.


Today, I introduced the ‘snowscape’ photo spots of Jeonju Hanok Village. Rather than staying indoors, it’s sometimes nicer to venture outside and even getting lost in the snow-covered alleyways of Jeonju Hanok Village!


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  • Jared Sandler

    That’s true; it would be great to wander around the alleyways of Jeonju Hanok Village to reach the ‘snowscape’ photo spots. The panoramic photograph taken between Jeonju Hyanggyo & Omokdae-gil is incredible!

  • Ever Enrique Castillo Osorio

    Wow, so nice pictures!. Hope to have a chance to visit Jeounju on a snowing day! Will be a different way to enjoy Hanok Village.

  • Steve Joe

    I would like to visit soon.

  • pat joe

    like that!!

  • william

    The scenery is nice! I wish I could go too.

  • jenny oh

    Jeonju’s winter is wonderful. Thanks for posting this article.