We had another of our eating extravaganzas in Jeonju last weekend. Jeonju is one of my favourite places to visit in Korea – It’s so calm and such a contrast to Seoul and I appreciate this while I’m there.
Jeonju is very famous for its food so I always look forward to eating there! This time we naturally had the typical must eat Jeonju dishes – kong namul kukbap 콩나물 국밥 bean sprout soup and bibimbap, but we also went for a traditional set dinner…
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Since I’m watching the drama Deep Rooted Tree at the moment, which is set near the beginning of the Joseon period, I thought it would be a good idea to go back to one of my favourite places in Korea – Jeonju 전주 – the home of King Taejo, the first king of Joseon. Jeonju has lots of history connected to Joseon and it’s also very famous for its good food, so eating and soaking up the local history – perfect. It takes between 3 and 4 hours (depending on traffic) to get there by express bus. We got there in 4 hours and came back in 3! There’s lots to see but this time we saw 1. Gaeksa 객사 (an early Joseon traditional tourist inn) 2. Jeonju Sago 전주사고 (the building where copies of official documents were kept), 3. Gyeonggijeon Jeongjeon 경기전 정전 (where King Taejo’s portrait was enshrined), and the portrait museum with info on the rituals needed for enshrining a portrait of a monarch – it’s not easy.
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