Jeonju offers a variety of unique experiences that the entire family can enjoy together. The city is full of places that are both fun and beneficial where your children can learn.

    Jaman Mural Village is a place that has become famous thanks to its murals based on scenes from fairy tales in a Daldongne, which was originally formed by refugees during the Korean War. Here, you can feel the warmth of the locals and their affection for the village. If you’re looking for outdoor activities, ride the Hanok Rail Bike, or enjoy sledding and other rides at Moak Land. You can also visit Korea Expressway Corporation Jeonju Arboretum, Wansan Park or Deokjin Park to get away from the daily life of the city and take a break with your family. At the Agricultural Science Museum, children can learn the importance of farming through interesting hands-on experiences. Spend a rewarding time in Jeonju with your family.


    Korea Expressway Corporation Jeonju Arboretum

    Scenic park with diverse gardens and family-friendly activities

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    Korea Expressway Corporation Jeonju Arboretum is where people of today’s hectic and desolate world can receive healing of their hearts by visiting with their families. It is the only arboretum run by a public corporation as a part of its social contribution activities, and there is no admissions fee.

    It is a perfect ecological learning site for children as it is divided into various themes and spaces including an aquatic plant garden, animal area, stone garden, rose garden, children’s botanical garden, pteridophyte garden, wild grass garden, Mugunghwa garden, medicinal herb garden, and bamboo garden. The rose garden contains 225 different kinds of roses and you can see the flowers even until September. A beautiful trail continues in between thickly wooded trees around the arboretum. There are numerous places to rest and eat foods throughout the grounds making it perfect for families to enjoy a relaxing time together. We recommend you to visit Jeonju Arboretum where you can feel nature and enjoy a pleasant day outside.

    Location: 462-45, Beonyeong-ro, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea

    Open: Tuesday–Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +82 (0)63-714-7200


    Wansan Park

    Where you can welcome the season with beautiful cherry blossoms

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    Wansan Park is a famous place where the entire family can go flower viewing in spring when azaleas, royal cherry trees and sweetbriers bloom brightly. The flower hill in Wansan Park was first opened as a resting place for citizens by newly transforming azalea colonies more than 30 years old. Now, it has become a popular attraction widely loved by Jeonju citizens. Stop by to enjoy the spring energy with your lover, friends and family.

    Once you climb the octagonal pavilion of Wansan Park, you can overlook the park in full bloom as well as downtown Jeonju. The view of the city and nearby mountains spread out before you extensively in all directions. If you look at the colony of tile-roofed houses in Jeonju Hanok Village, you will feel a mood that is unique to Jeonju. Why don’t you welcome in the season of spring and experience the healing of your mind at Wansan Park?

    Location: 19-4, Gongsunae 1-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea

    Open: 24/7

    Phone: +82 (0)63-220-5438


    Agricultural Science Museum

    Exhibition hall where you can experience the importance of agriculture

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    The Agricultural Science Museum is a promotion hall that aims to promulgate agricultural and scientific technology, runs projects that help farms, and reminds students and city residents of the importance of agriculture. There is a children’s experience hall on the first floor, which makes it a good place to visit for families with children.

    The Agricultural Science Museum exhibits not only various traditional farming tools but also specimens of grains and crops cultivated in Korea. You can take a look at the history and forecast of agriculture from the past to the future in one place. Instead of focusing only on exhibits, the Agricultural Science Museum also provides educational experiences. In the children’s experience hall, you can take part in unique and interesting programs of various themes while, at the 4D theatre, you can realistically experience stories delivered by three-dimensional, chair-moving videos. At the Agricultural Science Museum, have fun with your children and spend a productive time during which you can teach them the value of agriculture.

    Location: 300, Nongsaengmyeong-ro, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea

    Open: November–February: weekdays from 9.30 am to 5 pm. March–October: weekdays from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm, weekends from 10 am to 5 pm

    Phone: +82 (0)63-238-1300


    Deokjin Park

    Beautiful park where lotus flowers create a spectacle

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    Deokjin Park is a place where you can spend a cosy time with your family on a sunny day. For a long time, it has served as a resting place in the city centre as well as a garden of the Jeonbuk region. It is nice to enjoy the trails and trees surrounding Deokjinho Lake in any season but it boasts a particularly beautiful view from spring to summer.

    Azaleas bloom in spring and crape-myrtle trees and silk trees are in full blossom in summer. Above all, lotus flowers fill the entire Deokjinho in July, creating a spectacle. When darkness falls at night, you can feel another charm of Deokjin Park. Various attractions, combined with a fountain performance, video and music, produce a more romantic atmosphere. Have a comfortable time walking on the trail with the whole family in the park.

    Location: 390, Gwonsamdeuk-ro, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea

    Open: 24/7

    Phone: +82 (0)63-239-2607


    Jeonju Hanji Museum

    Place where you can learn everything about hanji

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    Jeonju Hanji Museum displays a variety of elements related to hanji, such as the history of hanji, ancient documents made of hanji, hanji-making tools, and hanji household goods, which will present you with a meaningful experience. To our ancestors, hanji was something that they always kept close to their lives. It was used not only to write but also to play with or make household goods. Through the history and culture of hanji, you can also take a peek at the lifestyle of our ancestors.

    There is also a section where you can experience the process of making hanji. The experience is good to enjoy with your children since you can make your own hanji, dry it and take home your creation. There is also an activity that allows you to experience woodblock printing. It will be a great time for children to learn the wisdom of the ancestors and become more familiar with hanji.

    Location: 59, Palbok-ro, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea

    Open: Tuesday–Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm

    Phone: +82 (0)63-210-8103


    Jeonjuhyanggyo Local Confucian School

    School where you can learn traditional etiquette

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    Jeonjuhyanggyo is a place where you can see and experience the cradle of education that taught scholars to study Confucianism during the Joseon Dynasty. Hyanggyo was a national local education institution during the Goryeo and Joseon periods and where Confucius’ teachings were passed on. Among all hyanggyo around the country, Jeonjuhyanggyo is one of few places that still maintain the original shape of Hyanggyo.

    Benevolence, righteousness, propriety and wisdom of Confucianism that scholars of the time pursued are being taught at Sunday schools, etiquette classes, and traditional culture schools. People can have traditional wedding ceremonies here so, if you are lucky, you will be able to witness a traditional wedding. In autumn when tree leaves fall from the ginkgo trees at Jeonjuhyanggyo, come out with your family to calm your mind, and take time to reflect on the words of the wise.

    Location: 139, Hyanggyo-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +82 (0)63-288-4544


    National Intangible Heritage Centre

    Place where you can learn and experience traditional culture

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    The National Intangible Heritage Centre hosts a variety of performances, exhibits and cultural events for children that makes it is a great place to nurture their cultural sensibility. Here, you can view talchum and madangnori performances of new themes every month or enjoy artistic crafts made by the very hands of masters in the exhibition hall.

    The permanent exhibition hall displays works of masters in handicraft, music and arts, and you can witness the colourful and exciting culture of the country through royal embroidery hwarot, sword dance attire and masks. In the intangible heritage digital experience hall, you will be able to get a fresh peek at the harmony between tradition and advanced 3D and VR technologies. If you make a reservation in advance, you can participate in the experience of learning and making intangible heritage with your children and, once the season turns bright and sunny, you will also be able to enjoy traditional games outdoors so it is a good place to visit anytime of the year.

    Location: 95, Seohak-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea

    Open: Tuesday–Sunday from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

    Phone: +82 (0)63-280-1400


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    Jaman Mural Village

    Sentimental village where the entire family can take a light stroll

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    Jaman Mural Village is a nice attraction that features murals of cute fairy tales and vivid flower themes as well as a panoramic view of Jeonju Hanok Village. If you visit the Hanok Village with your family, make sure to stop by nearby Jaman Mural Village as well. As you wander through the streets decorated with colourful and heartwarming sentiments, you will find yourself having a hard time not to smile. Although the village is situated on a hillside, the slope is not too steep, so it is a good place to walk around with your kids.

    The area of Jaman Mural Village was newly renovated around the time of the Korean War, using murals as a means to inject energy and vigour into the poor hillside town formed by refugees of the war. You will feel the tight community spirit at the story of how villagers and local artists had come together to clean the village and painted murals for several months to give the area a rebirth.

    Location: 50-79, Gyo-dong, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea

    Open: 24/7


    Jeonju Hanok Rail Bike

    Unique experience of riding a rail bike

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    Jeonju Hanok Rail Bike is a unique experience in which you can ride a bicycle around the Hanok Village on a railway. The rail bike runs a distance of 3.4 km at speeds of 15 to 20 kmh. Two-person and four-person bikes are available so you will be able to enjoy the views of Jeonju with your children. It is also nice to take commemorative photos with colourful bikes, pinwheels and other objects located near the rail bike platform.

    There are history quiz questions that appear during the rail bike ride. So test your knowledge of history while stepping on the pedal. When passing through tunnels, you will not be bored even for one second thanks to the exciting music and lighting. While riding downhill after hitting the halfway point, feel the cool breeze and enjoy the relaxing time. After the experience is over, visit “Ajung Dabang” next door for a cold beverage to cool off from the heat. How about creating unforgettable memories with the entire family through a unique experience?

    Location: 420, Dongbu-daero, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea

    Open: Wednesday–Monday from 10 am to 5.30 pm (closed on Tuesdays)

    Phone: +82 (0)63-273-7788


    Moak Land

    Amusement park where you can enjoy sledding all year long

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    Moak Land is a year-round sledding slope run by Moaksan Mountain Youth Hostel where the entire family can enjoy a variety of entertaining adventures. It is especially known as a place where you can enjoy sledding regardless of the season. In addition, a large Viking, mini Viking, mini train, merry-go-round, Euro bungee and many other fun rides are waiting for you.

    The amusement park provides many different events for teenagers and, also, safety personnel with qualifications as youth instructors are on standby, so you can enjoy the facility with zero concerns. Enjoy snow sledding in winter and playing in water during summer in addition to a variety of experiences such as cookie making, sausage making and fishing. The entire family will lose track of time while having a fun-packed day.

    Location: 460-20, Moak-ro, Geumsan-myeon, Gimje-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea

    Open: Daily from 9.30 am to 5 pm

    Phone: +82 (0)63-548-3001


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