Virtual Tour of Jeonju's Hanok Village Intrigues Viewers Tired of Coronavirus Lockdown


    December 29, 2020 11:02

    American YouTuber Katie Renae has uploaded another video as part of the Korea Tourism Organization's series of virtual tours of popular destinations for global viewers who are unable to travel to Korea due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    This time she introduces Korea's traditional Hanok Village in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province with a tour guide who offers extensive information about the village's various attractions.

    After donning hanbok, or traditional Korean dress, they suggest five things to do there while stopping by heritage sites, eateries and other places.

    The video first shows Pungnam Gate, a restored stone-and-wood remnant of the original fortress walls that is Jeonju's landmark structure.

    Then they have the city's signature dish, bibimbap or rice with assorted vegetables, and try various snacks while walking down an alley full of eateries, food trucks and vendors.

    They also stop by Gyeonggijeon, a shrine displaying royal portraits and other paintings, and Omokdae, an observation post from which visitors can take in the beautiful scenery of the village.

    One viewer posted a comment saying, "It's worth a visit." Another said, "Now I know where to visit in Jeonju."

    Those interested can click the link at The video can also be viewed on the KTO's official YouTube page.

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