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Special Experiences in Jeonju Hanok Village: Hanok Stay and Meditative Music Concert

The COVID-19 has made travels rather difficult. Today, instead of going somewhere far away, I will spend a night at a hanok (Korean traditional building) in Jeonju Hanok Village and participate in an early morning meditative music concert.

 

Spending a night at ‘Dan Gyeong’ hanok stay

Due to the COVID-19, I see less crowd on Taejoro, the main street of Jeonju Hanok Village. I’m sure more people will return to the city of Korean traditional culture once the pandemic is gone.

In the evening, I headed to the hanok village. A small sign indicating that I arrived at Dan Gyeong, my hanok stay for the night. It’s interesting there’s the star rating (the ‘Star of Hanok’) for hanok stays.

The city of Jeonju has recently introduced the ‘Star of Hanok’. It’s a certification for trustworthy local businesses.

Since it was raining off and on, I hurried into the room. Although it seemed rather traditional from the outside, the inside resembles a good hotel room. The room isn’t big but it’s clean and has everything necessary. I especially loved the cozy white bedding. It was almost too lovely to sleep in such well-arranged bedding.

Above all, I was impressed by a small gallery in the room. All the pictures hanging on the walls and furniture seem to reflect the good taste of the owner, who studied art. I was very happy to spend a night here.

Guesthouse Dan Gyeong
Address: Hanji-gil 99, Wansan-gu, Jeonju
Contact: 010-5304-4380

 

5AM, immersed in the sound of daegeum at ‘Dongmun Changchang’

At very early next morning, I hurried to the meditative musical concert at ‘Dongmun Changchang’.

All these people already gathered here must be very diligent for being here this early. I heard that today’s concert is already fully booked.

I was told that the audiences can even lie down and be comfortable, but these people are all sitting very straight. I found it bit difficult to meditate since I had to take photos.

The concert of a daegeum (large bamboo flute) and a contrabass is an odd and unexpected harmony. I emptied thoughts and received only the sound of the instruments. It seems like the breeze flows through me.

What does the ‘rest’ mean for all of us here? Shouldn’t we, for once, stop and reflect upon what we are doing? I felt much happier and lighter walking through the alleyway of Jeonju Hanok Village to return to my hanok stay.

From the September 26th, ‘Dongmun Changchang’ will hold the early morning meditative music concert under the title “INNER PEACE”. The concert will be held every Sunday at 5AM and 7AM (price: 18,000 won/person). Such experience is only available at Jeonju Hanok Village. I recommend attending the concert and find your inner peace and beauty!

 

Dongmun Changchang
Address: Dongmungil 92, Wansangu, Jeonju
Contact: 063-282-3572
(*the final confirmation text message will be sent after the required minimum number of bookings are made)

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  • Jared Sandler

    Lovely combination of a hanok stay & meditative inner peace music concert in Jeonju’s Hanok Village! The soothing sounds of daegeum at Dongmun Changchang coupled with a tranquil night’s sleep at Dan Gyeong Hanok Stay is tough to beat in an urban environment! Reminds me of a temple stay experience in the countryside.

  • Mano Vijerathne

    It’s nice to see such a traditional village with comfortable accommodation for visitors. I always loves korean traditional music and it may be a unforgettable experience for visitors .

  • Soontare Suntares

    Hanok stay is one of the many experiences in Korea I want to try!
    It looks so much fun to learn and immerse myself in Korean cultures during the stay.

  • Sameer Alam

    😍😍😍Jeonju , which has a history of over a thousand years , keeps the most traditional Korean atmosphere . Jeonju is the land of pansori art , which is in the list of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.
    It’s really awesome and 👇👇👇
    Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the min😊😊d, flight to the imagination ,and life to everything.

    Koreans have the unique characteristic of lyrical sensibility, using music to express their emotions. Traditional Korean music can be divided into music listened to by the royal family and by the commoners, each differing greatly in style.

  • mahesh jain

    Giving an INNER PEACE is amazing experience for visitors. i loved the way the whole HANOK theme based inn is designed which give a wholesome experience to visitors about the Korea and its culture, music , life etc.
    5AM, immersed in the sound of Daegeum at ‘Dongmun Changchang’- i am thrilled to think about this divine experience. indeed a lovely break free from the city busy life for many. https://media2.giphy.com/media/jWpM0iEevwSFkrotnS/giphy.gif

  • a.m. Bangtan

    Wooaahw! The room is simple but elegant. Suits well to my preference ^^ The ambiance with daegeum’s produced sound is a perfect combo! A perfect place to mediate and be at peace 😌

  • Jed Rattikal

    I always want to try Hanok Stay and the perfect city to emerge myself to Korean cultures in full extent would be Jeonju city. Thank you for sharing your good memory of Hanok Stay.

  • Rea Aguinaldo

    What a lovely way to start one’s day. A hanok stay is definitely something one must experience when in Korea, especially in Jeonju! The place where you stayed at looks really nice and comfy.

  • Triyandini Agashie

    Wow so amazing experience. I really wanna try to stay in Hanok house but this meditative music concert is so interesting, they play the traditional instrument in a small room with some audience is so special performance. Since I love korean culture so much so I must try to stay in Hanok Stay in Jeonju city. I will remember to choose Hanok Stay with Star too

  • Natashaz Grangerz

    I want to stay a night in Hanok house. It would feel like I were in the Korean historical drama or something. The traditional concert at night would double the fun and great experience.

  • Woo Woo

    Omg!! Such a great experience! I would like to try after midterm exam~

  • Melissa

    This looks amazing!!

  • Adil Hasan

    My interest is to experience especially in Jeonju Hanok village, the mere language and beautiful tone of these artists makes my heart stop. I have always wanted to attend the morning meditation music festival in Jeonju Hanok Village. My dream is to spend one night at Dan Gyeong Hanok Stay and the next morning I would like to spend some time with people in the city of Korean traditional culture thank you.

  • Rythem Hong

    Korea feels like a second home, and visiting somewhere like Jeonju feels almost comfortable. I love to explore the hanok village. The tradition and culture the musical instrument of korea is very amazing and mind relaxing. 💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞
    The concert of a daegeum (large bamboo flute) and a contrabass is an odd and unexpected harmony. I emptied thoughts and received only the sound of the instruments.

  • Ruperdra Singh

    🔶️Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination ,and life to everything.🔷️🔷️
    Korean instrumental music is very amazing it gives relief from every pain when you listen it so carefully so lost in a different universe which gives you very beautiful feelings. I would feel like I were in the Korean historical drama or something.. i loved the way the whole HANOK theme based inn is designed which give a wholesome experience to visitors about the Korea and its culture, music , life etc.

  • Saranya Satish

    i love the hanoks so much, they are beautiful structures to live in for sure

  • Mia Sophia

    this blog is superb , thank you for all the info about the beautiful jeonju, would be visiting soon

  • Ever Enrique Castillo Osorio

    Wow, this news is totally new to me. I want to try to have that experience. I’m going to review a little more in detail to include it in my visit to Jeonju.

  • Zubair Ali

    Jeonju Hanok Village is an exciting place, especially if you are new to Korean culture and hanok homes.

    The relaxing sounds of meditation music can help you take your mind off of the silence of your bedroom as well as your partner’s incessant snoring (we won’t tell!), but it’s even more than that: music can actually help your body to relax by physically syncing your heart rate to the music and preparing your body for meditation. Korean instrumental music is also very awesome to relax our body..