Jeonju is a major transportation hub, so getting there doesn’t present much of a problem. The quickest way is to take the KTX from Seoul’s Yongsan Station to Iksan, and transfer to another train to Jeonju. The trip takes about 2 hours, 30 minutes in total. There are cheaper trains that go directly to Jeonju from Yongsan, but they’re much slower and they tend to fill up on the weekends.
Guided tours of the village are available from the Hanok Village tourist information office. Reservations can be made by phone at (063) 282-1330.
The people of Jeonju take three main breaks from eating bibimbap each year. These are as follows:
• Jeonju International Film Festival—this festival has been up and running
for eleven years now, and is back for a twelfth time from Apr. 28 – May 6, 2011. A perfect excuse to combine a week of good films with a spring break in stunning Jeolla-do.
• Jeonju Hanji Culture Festival—organized to promote the unique qualities of Korea’s traditional paper, hanji, the festival offers a fascinating range of exhibitions and hands-on opportunities.
Due to take place in early May, 2011.
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