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Taking Photos and Videos at the Ten Landmarks of Jeonju

Jeonju is not just about gourmet food and street food. Jeonju is also filled with history, cultural heritage, and tourist attractions. Tourists take instagrammable photos at the city’s landmarks. Browsing through the photos and videos from your last trip will be a pleasant reminder in the busy everyday life. Today, I’ll introduce ten landmarks of Jeonju where you can take such nice photos and videos.

Gyeonggijeon Shrine



Gyeonggijeon Shrine is one of the most famous landmarks in Jeonju. The shrine is built in 1410 to enshrine the portrait of Taejo (the founder of Joseon Dynasty). The Royal Portrait Museum and Jeonju Sago (archive of the Annals of Joseon Dynasty) are also located here. The shrine is also famous for seasonal flowers and trees, making it popular site for both visitors and locals who love to take photos.

Jeondong Cathedral

Jeondong Cathedral is located at the entrance of Jeonju Hanok Village. The cathedral is a beautiful Romanesque-style red brick building rising high above the black-tiled roofs of the traditional Korean hanok buildings. The cathedral is built on the historic site of the first martyrdom in Korea. Visitors in hanbok (Korean traditional costume) always take photos here.

Pungnammun Gate

Pungnammun Gate is the only remaining gate of Jeonju Castle. It was first built during Goryeo Dynasty (918~1392). The gate was destroyed during the Japanese Invasion of Korea in 1597~1598, but rebuilt in 1768 and named “Pungnammun”. The gate is also architecturally significant.

Jeonju Hyanggyo (Confucian School)

Built in 1354, Jeonju Hyanggyo is almost 670 years old Confucian School. “Hyanggyo” is equivalent to today’s high school. Jeonju Hyanggyo is famous for the giant 400 years-old gingko trees that cover the main courtyard with yellow leaves every autumn. The gingko trees, which repel insects, symbolize incorruptible spirit of the Confucian scholars. Today’s Jeonju Hyanggyo runs various programs on the Confucian manners for visitors.

Hanbyukdang Pavilion

Hanbyukdang Pavilion is built on the cliff overlooking Jeonjuchun River. The fog running into the rocky cliff was considered one of the most beautiful sceneries of Jeonju. In the past, the Confucian scholars visited the pavilion to get inspired by the scenery and play music. Nowadays, the pavilion is a rest area for people walking the trail surrounding Jeonju Hanok Village.

Namchungyo Bridge and Cheongyeonru Pavilion

Namchungyo Bridge links Jeonju Hanok Village and Seohak Artist Village. And Cheongyeonru Pavilion rises in the middle of the bridge. During the daytime, the visitors enjoy the breeze blowing over the river. In the evening, the lightings and the night view are beautiful here.

Nambu Market and Cheongnyon (Youth) Mall

The youthful image of Jeonju is probably from Cheongnyon (Youth) Mall. The mall is built on the almost-abandoned second-floor of Nambu market in 2012 to revitalize traditional markets with the young entrepreneurs with most unique ideas. Now, it’s bustling with visitors from all over Korea (and the world, before the coronavirus). The mall has served as a role model for revitalising traditional markets all over Korea.

The success of young Cheongnyon Mall was possible thanks to the support of the traditional Nambu Market on the first floor. At the Nambu Night Market, held every Friday and Saturday evening, you may find the most unique food and crafts vendors.

Jaman Mural Village

Jaman Mural Village is a must visit if you like to take photos. The village used to be a shantytown, but now it’s a popular tourist destination, thanks to the murals depicting animation and movie characters. It’s also pleasantly surprising to unexpectedly come across unique craftwork shops or local cafés and teahouses in Jaman Mural Village.

Deokjin Park


Outside Jeonju Hanok Village, Deokjin Park is also popular. The park is famous for Deokjin Lake, covered with blooming lotus flowers every summer. For the locals, the park is also remembered as their childhood school trip destination.

Jeonju Train Station

This is Jeonju Train Station. If you take train to Jeonju, this is where you start your visit to the most traditional city in Korea. Most visitors start their visit by taking a photo or a video in front of the hanok-style station building.

I wish you make lots of wonderful travel memories at the landmarks of Jeonju!

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  • Jared Sandler

    Great idea to make Jeonju Train Station into a hanok-style building! Jaman Mural Village and Hanbyukdang also appear to be fantastic photo opportunities. I wonder what the original name of ‘Pungnammun Gate’ is. It was originally built before the early Joseon Dynasty’s HANYANG DOSEONG, so the design may be different than the various gates in present-day Seoul. During the Goryeo Dynasty, how many total gates existed to protect Jeonju Castle?

  • Nurenza Lee

    Jeonju is known for beautiful scenery, I would like to have the chance to take photos and videos too at the landmarks of Jeonju! It’s really a breathtaking place!!

  • Rasheed Naz

    Good event

  • Ever Enrique Castillo Osorio

    I have been in some of this places in Jeonju and they are really nice to visit. Took a lot of pictures there! I like a lot specially cultural and historical landmarks!

  • Cheanrie Navida

    Had an opportunity to visit Jeonju pre-COVID but it was a very short visit (only 5 hours!). Hoping to come back soon!

  • Adil Hasan

    [Hello] 🙏 Dear 💗 All about Korea

    I like it very much the city of Jeonju has played an important role in the long history of Korea. Which was founded by Jeon Hwon in the 900s. The city is considered as the spiritual capital of the Joseon Dynasty because the Yi royal family is from there.In the Joseon Dynasty, Jeonju controlled the Jeolla-Do region with Jeju Island, which is considered to be the center of administration. That is why the city Is called ‘the basis of more than 1000 years of history’. This is my dream city, I will visit Jeonju as soon as possible

  • Salman Salman

    It is a great day market and is diverse from food to clothing to furniture. What makes it great is it is near a traditional Korean area with a castle and if you wander you will find a hidden garden area. I like the village of Enoch very much. You can wear a hambok, take a photo, or at a restaurant in Hambok Can go The market has a wide variety of foods and tastes good and there is a ocher room nearby so it is great to stay especially Pisonday. It is very tasty and digestible, so there is not much burden even if you eat a lot

  • Radhakrishna Pillai N

    Thank you very much for this fantastic story. Your article encouraging people to plan their “Jeonju” travel as early as possible.

  • 鳥あきら

    being a photogenic person, i would surely love to take a lot of pictures

  • Emila Clarke

    thank you for sharing the top spots , being instagram holic, i would love to visit these places and take pictures and share

  • Agnia Adrik

    i dont know few of these places, i m so thankful for you i researched and i found your blog before visiting , thank god now i will visit all the places , thank you so mcuh

  • Haritha San

    awesome , are these free with Jeonbuk tour pass?

  • Pradeep Sharma

    these places looks stunning