Meet your English-speaking driving guide for a transfer to Jeonju (Jon-joo) and Hanok Village.
Jeonju Hanok Village located in the city of Jeonju and overlaps the districts of Pungnam-dong and Gyodong. There are over 800 traditional Korean Hanok houses. While the rest of city has been industrialized, Hanok Village retains its historical charms and traditions. Our next visit will be to the Gyeonggijeon Shrine. This shrine holds the portrait of King Tae-jo, the founder of the Joseon Dynasty. The King and his wife's mortuary tablets are enshrined here at the Jogyeong Shrine. The structure was partially destroyed during the Imjin War (1592-1598), and the existing structure was remodeled in 1614. Our last stop on the tour will be the Jeondong Catholic Church. This church was built in honor of Roman Catholic martyrs of the Joseon Dynasty on the very site where the martyrs lost their lives. The construction was completed in 1914, a time during which Korea was under Japanese rule. Though originally built just outside of Pungnammun Gate, the site of the martyrs, the church was later moved to its current location for expansion.
The remainder of the day is free for exploring and dinner will be on your own this evening. Jeonju is famous for its cuisine and two items to sample are bibimbap, a bowl of rice topped with vegetables, chili paste and egg along with makgeolli, a traditional unfiltered rice wine.
Enjoy a Hanok style accommodation which is a traditional Korean design and experience authentice Korean lifestyle and culture.
After breakfast, your morning is free. In the afternoon, you'll have a private transfer to Seoul and onward to your next Avanti destination!