Jeonju Hanok Folk Village – There are over 800 traditional Korean ‘hanok’ houses with beautiful roof curves


Jeonju Hanok Folk Village

Jeonju Hanok Folk Village

Jeonju Hanok Folk Village was on the Jeonju River-side outside West Gate, which is near present-day Daga-dong. For several years after 1930, Koreans started to build Hanok Village throughout the Pungnam-dong and Gyo-dong area.

The village consists of over 800 traditional Korean houses called Hanok houses. While the rest of city has been indusrtialized, Hanok Maeul has not changed a bit, and still retains its old traditions. Its roof curves make the village special.

The roof edges being sightly raised to the sky is unique. Hanok houses are generally divided into two sections, Anchae and Sarangchae. Anchae is also known as Gyusu room, and is furnished accordingly.

Jeonju Hanok Folk Village

Jeonju Hanok Folk Village

Sarangchae is where the men dwell, called Seonbi room. Another trait of Hanok is that all the houses are heated with the ondol system, a heating system in which the floor is heated from beneath.

As the heat radiates from the floor, the entire room is heated. A part of Hanok has been set aside so that tourists can experience traditional Korean life, called Hanok Life Experience Hall.

The Seonbi room and the Gyusu room are warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The food provided here is very traditional, which adds to the traditional foods like bibimbap, the most well known dish from the Jeonju region here.