2D1N Jeonju and Gongju

Jeonju and Gongju had been Baekje dynasty territory during Three Kingdoms Period (57 BCE - 668 CE) in Korean peninsula. You will visit slow city of Jeonju and former capital city of Baekje dynasty. The dynasty culture was called "sophisticated and elegant".  The capital of Baekje dynasty used to be located in Seoul during 18 BCE - 475 CE and then moved capital city in these area from 475 CE. The dynasty had broad relationship with surrounding countries in the past. 

Our guide will pick you up in the lobby (on the 1st floor if lobby is not on the first floor) of your hotel in Soul according to a schedule we will confirm each other and drive about three and half hours to Jeonju city where the Hanok (Korean traditional building) village located.  

  

After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Seoul or agreed place.  

Tour Description

Transfer to Jeonju city from your Hotel in Seoul.

 

 

{Day 1}   -  Jeonju Hanok Village and Rice Wine Street 

Jeonju Hanok Village

Jeonju Hanok Village is located in the city of Jeonju and overlaps Pungnam-dong and Gyo-dong. While the rest of city has been industrialized, Hanok Village retains its historical charms and traditions. There are over 800 traditional Korean hanok houses. Jeonju Hanok Village is especially beautiful for its unique roof edges, which are slightly raised to the sky.

 

Hanok houses are generally divided into two sections, Anchae and Sarangchae. Anchae is situated inside the house so that it is secretive and quiet. Sarangchae is located outside, generally. Sarangchae is where the men dwell, and is referred to as the Seonbi room.

Another trait of Hanok is that all the houses are heated with "ondol", a unique sub-floor heating system. Since Koreans enjoy sitting, eating, and sleeping on the special floor, it needs to remain heated. 

In this village, you can enjoy traditional Korean life and traditional foods like bibimbap, the most well known dish from the Jeonju region.

 

 

 


 

Makgeolli (Makgeolri, Rice Wine) street

Makgeolli(Makgeolri, Rice Wine, sometimes anglicized to makkoli) is a Korean alcoholic beverage. It is white and milky. It has a slight viscosity that tastes slightly sweet, tangy, bitter. It is said that Makgeolli is anti-cancer. 

The alcohol percentage is 6 percent. It used to be 6-12 percent but Korean government regulate 6 percent when the rice was not enough in the past. Decades ago, the percentage was raised to compete with Soju but workers were drunk and had accident, so work place prohibited drinking Makgeolli. 

Because of the name, it is believed that Rice Wine is made from rice, but actually it is made from rice in the east of Korean peninsula and it is made from wheat flower in the west of Korean peninsula. The taste is different as the rice and wheat are different form each other in the different location of Korea. 

 

 

{overnight in Jeonju city}  

 

 

{Day 2}   - Gongju city

Gongju National Museum

Gongju National Museum is a gate way to the Baekje Dynasty (18BCE - 660CE). 

The Gongju National Museum holds 10,000 artifacts including 19 national treasures and 3 treasures excavated in Daejeon and Chungcheongnam-do areas. Much of those artifacts from Tomb of King Muryeong. 

Tomb of King Muryeong 

The Tomb of King Muryeong was accidentally discovered during water drainage work on the No.5 and 6 tombs in 1971. Strangely, much of king's toms was discovered like similar this way. It is also known as Songsan-ri Tomb No. 7. 

It is the ancient tumulus of King Muryeong (ruled the Baekje from 501 to 523) and his queen. The rarity of intact Baekje tombs makes this one of the major archaeological discoveries in Korea and a crucial source for the understanding of Baekje, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. 

Gongsanseong Fortress

Gongsanseong Fortress was made and became the defending fortress of the capital during the Gongju became the capital of Baekje dynasty from from 475CE to 538CE. The castle is about 2.5km long. The breathtaking view of the Geumgang riverside right here is famous in the spring. 


It is worth the visit for its historical and cultural significance, and also for the beautiful view Geumgang riverside and the castle’s trail.

 

 

 

 
 
 
Accommodations - listed hotel or similar 

Jeonju

Hanok Royal Room or similar ★★★ (Jeonju) 
Address: 1-15, Daeseong-dong, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si
Homepage: http://www.royalroom.co.kr

 
 
 
Tour Itinerary

{Day 1}

 

08:30               Pick up in the lobby (Seoul) 

                       (1st floor if lobby is not

                        on the 1st floor)

08:30 - 12:00   Transfer 

12:00 - 15:00   Jeonju Hanok Village 

15:00 - 16:00    National Intangible Heritage 

                         Center 

16:00 - 17:30    Makgeolri Street 

17:30 - 16:00   Transfer  

17:00               Overnight in Jeonju   

{Day 2} 

09:00               meet your guide 

09:00 - 11:00   Transfer 

11:00 - 13:00   National Gongju Museum 

                       (Lunch)

13:00 - 14:00   Tomb of King Muryeong

14:00 - 15:30  Gongsanseong Fortress 

15:30 - 18:00  Transfer 

18:00              Drop off at you hotel in Seoul 

                       (or agreed place in Seoul)

 
 
 
 
 
Tour Pricing

Tour Rate (price per person)  

Inclusions

  • All admission fees to tourists sites 

  • Local English-speaking guide service

  • Round trip transfer service with private vehicle

  • Hotel Pick up & Drop off Service in Seoul

  • Accommodations 

  • Electronic Vehicle in Jeonju Hanok Village 

Exclusions

  • Personal expenses

  • Meals and beverages 

Remarks

  • Itinerary is subject to seasonal local conditions 

  • Maximum passengers 6 people with small to medium sized luggage (No large size luggage) 

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