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Traditional Teahouses of Jeonju Hanok Village


Probably the most Korean places in Jeonju Hanok Village are the traditional teahouses. A cup of herbal tea at an antique hanok (Korean style house) building is replenishing after a long day of walking. Today, I’ll introduce three popular traditional teahouses at the Hanok Village.


Dahwawon means tea and flower. The graceful building rising above the tile-roofed wall is very eye-catching.

What’s special about Dahwawon is that a tea ceremony comes with free patbingsu (red-bean shaved ice), bokbunja (Korean black raspberry) tea, omija (schizandra berry) tea, maesil (Chinese plum) tea, and the like.

Gyodong Dawon

Gyodong Dawon is a teahouse located on a quiet alley. As I entered the premise, I was fascinated by the hanok madang (courtyard) and maru (raised wooden floor). I sat on the maru and gazed the sky for a while before entering inside.


The signature tea of Gyodong Dawon is ‘hwangcha’. It’s 10~24% fermented tea with savory but less astringent aftertaste. Hence, it’s easier to drink than the common fermented tea. Looking at the bamboos over the window while sipping a cup of hwangcha is very relaxing.


Our last teahouse today is ‘Haengwon’. Located near Pungnammun Gate, Haengwon can be found at the end of the street linking Jeolla Gamyoung (Joseon Dynasty’s provincial government complex) and Pungnammun Gate. The building of Haengwon used to be a restaurant built in 1928. You can see what the modern hanok building from the early 20th century looked like.

Haengwon is run by a pansori master Sung Joon-sook. Every Saturday 4PM, gukak (Korean traditional music) live performance is held in the teahouse. Isn’t it awesome to enjoy both tea and the Korean traditional music at the same time?

The teahouses that we visited today are attractive in that we can experience both nice Korean traditional tea and the beauty of the hanok buildings. Modern cafés are nice, but the traditional teahouses in Jeonju Hanok Village can offer more relaxing time with your significant other. To relieve the stress from everyday life, I recommend heading to the teahouses of Jeonju Hanok Village.

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  • Melony
  • Jared Sandler

    Each of the 3 traditonal Korean teahouses introduced in Jeonju Hanok Village looks incredible!
    Th images and descriptions of these teahouses reminds me of Insadong of the past. In particular, thank you for the information about the chance to enjoy gukak and tea at the same time on Saturday afternoons (Haengwon). Also, the tea ceremony looks special at Dahwawon. I wonder how many total Korean tradional teahouses exist in Jeonju Hanok Village.

  • Braelyn
  • Thu Giang Vũ

    Thanks much for the interesting information and nice photo shoot. I will arrange my time to visit these 3 places.

  • I love traditional teahouses. Thank you for sharing ^^

  • harpreet kaur

    looks awesome!!

  • Ever Enrique Castillo Osorio

    I had the experience in a teahouse, and is really nice. I like to know more about traditions and culture of Korea.

  • mb kumar

    nice place to have fun

  • palagani

    i like this

  • Şeyma Esma Uygun

    The places are awesome! Look the patbingsu looks so delicious i want to go there and eat it. Both gardens and inside of cafes are wonderful~ Hope i can go in the future🇰🇷😲😲🙃 https://media1.giphy.com/media/XDchDU77dNigejOCBl/giphy.gif

  • Home Cafe

    The places are awesome! Look the patbingsu looks so delicious i want to go there and eat it. Both gardens and inside of cafes are wonderful~ Hope i can go in the future🇰🇷😲😲🙃

  • I want to have experience about korean traditional culture . Hope I can learned about korean culture 🙂 . Jeonju is very good place we must to go .

  • Nurenza Lee

    I want to experience more about Korean Traditional Culture, I have been always interested in it! So rich culture!

  • Muskira Ansari

    I like this 👇
    This tea shop always delivers a calm, collected experience in the bustling Hannok Mall area. The yellow tea is made in house, and has a light taste. If you are able to visit the shop in different seasons, you will be able to see the Hannok style house as it changes to match the weather, which in itself is a delightful event. I highly recommend it.

  • Hujeesh Ansari

    It’s a little back in the road. The building feels like an old hanok renovated, so it’s more elegant~ It’s good because it has a table, atmosphere, and traditional feeling~ The music is also played in a quiet meditation music-like feeling. I think the inner building is good for taking off your shoes. The table is made of large wood.
    The car is supposed to order the same car, but you can demonstrate how to get off the car for the first time, and then you can eat it yourself.

  • Absar Khan

    Hello dear 💝 JEONJU
    My favorite places is Jeonju sity 😊
    Beautiful traditional refectory. Located in secluded location a bit away from the main tourist track, this is the perfect place to find peace and tranquility on a Saturday afternoon. I want to come again

  • 鳥あきら

    i just love the detail the blog provides, i was actually looking forward for spots to visit as couples and thank you so much for providing more reliable content with a detailed pics , appreciate it

  • 鳥あきら

    the place looks simply stunning, i just love restaurants and cafes in the Hanok style, thank youf or sharing the pics, they look so detailed and just makes me to wanna visit here n_n

  • Emila Clarke

    fermented tea, actually this is something i was searching, thank you for sharing the best contents 🙂

  • Radhakrishna Pillai N

    I want to enjoy traditional cuisine in Jeonju.

  • Mia Sophia

    the café looks great , thats great Korean traditional music is being played too , seems like a soothing place with great music

  • Saqib Sajid

    the place looks so awesome

  • Cindy Cindy

    oh i sure do wanna visit here in the winter season i guess

  • Haritha San

    this place , looks so stunning and beautiful , sure would love to visit , thank you for sharing god pic s

  • Mohammed Rizwan

    soothing place , so traditional , i would sure do love to enjoy some food and tea here

  • Kamran Akmal

    Jeonju is like a treasure