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Gyeonggijeon Shrine

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Address: 26, Gyo-dong 1-ga, Wansan-gu, Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do 560-070, South Korea
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+82 63-287-1330

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In Awe of "The Portrait"

This is the place for you to see the painting of King Taejo - the first king of the Joseon dynasty. Be respectful and lower down your voice in the compound - after all you're in a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
George Town, Malaysia
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George Town, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the place for you to see the painting of King Taejo - the first king of the Joseon dynasty. Be respectful and lower down your voice in the compound - after all you're in a shrine. As an avid reader on Korean history, it is my candy store.

Thank andy_koay
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

A must place to visit especially when you're in Jeonju! It's within the Hanok village which makes it very accessible and convenient to get to. Everyone should try renting Hanbok before they enter the shrine so it'll feel as though you're filming a drama here. This was where Park Bo Gum & Kim Yoo Jung filmed the bamboo forest scene,... More 

Thank mxxxli
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

This is a collection of old buildings (some restored) in a park-like setting. Unlike the Hanok Village outside, it is quieter and generally less juvenile. The different buildings (and guided tour) offer a glimpse into a brief period of Korean history when this was the centre of the State. At the heart of the attraction is a pavilion ("shrine") housing... More 

Thank Alex W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Much of the Shrine is restored after being destroyed...a nice walk though. There is a free ENGLISH tour (and other languages as well) at 11am. You have to pay a minimal amount to enter so i guess it's not really a free tour at all...tours are made by volunteers so some may not speak your language perfectly.

Thank janandmabel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

The basics: A shrine that housed royal portrait. 3k won admission. Free English speaking tour approx +/- 45 minutes in length. This is a nice break to give your tummy some much needed digestion time after you have, I'm sure, overeaten after walking up & down the streets in the hanok village. Is it impressive? Not really. But it's an... More 

Thank 1dancing_fool
Ingolstadt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Located within the Hanok village the shrine gives a good eypression about the ancient Korea! For those interested in Korean history it is a must-visit place, basically unique in Korea!

Thank StefanMayak
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

3000 won equaled a bit less than $3. US in October 2016 and was worth the admission to the Shrine. We were with a Jeonju resident who teaches English and grew up in the neighborhood so we received a special tour. The restoration of the almost 600 year old building is unbelievable and there is a free pamphlet in English... More 

Thank Rosalie M
Suwon, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Take a few hours and walk around this lovely shrine. It tell of how Korea was like 500 yrs ago. it give an overall view of the life for the kinds in Seoul during the jeon dynasty. It cost 1 dollar and you can see the living rooms and quarters of famous Korean people of the past.

Thank Prinster A
Vienna Region, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

The fee was 3000 won. Not expensive. Near gyunggigeon, you can find hanbok (korean traditional clothes) rental shop. I recommend borrow hanbok few hours and take a picture and walk around this place. Hanok village is full of hanok but there are many food stores..not traditional.. this place is protected well and heritage. So go and walk around slowly. Rental... More 

Thank tkacjsdlqor
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

This place, you should join the guided tour which is for free so you can understand history & culture. This shrime, they still use few times a year for rites for ancestors. You have ti pay entree fee to get inti this place but it worth to visit.

Thank jyjj

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