Hanok Villages are a popular tourist destination in Korea. One very important reason is that, Hanok Villages make people travel back in time where the old Korean Culture is flourishing and rich. Visiting Hanok Villages is just like looking into the mirror of the past. More than just experiencing the old Korean way of life, Jeonju Hanok Villages also serves the best Korean delicacies and dishes. JEONJU HANOK VILLAGE is very astonishing with its more than 800 houses. The village is located in the city of Jeonju and overlaps Pungnam-dong and Gyo-dong. While the rest of city has been industrialized, Hanok Village retains its historical charms and traditions.
Another remarkable reason why Jeonju Hanok Village is of very unforgettable experience is the food served is very traditional and tasty! (Koreans are famous for their flavorful and delicipus dishes) At Jeonju Hanok Village, visitors can enjoy traditional Korean life and traditional food like bibimbap, which is the most well known dish from the Jeonju region.
Jeonju Hanok Village is also notable for its unique roof edges, which are slightly raised to the sky. Hanok houses are generally divided into two sections, Anchae and Sarangchae. Sarangchae is where the men dwell, (since men and women had to remain separate) and Anchae is situated deep inside the house so that it is secretive and quiet.
The houses are heated with ondol, a unique sub-floor heating system that keeps the floor cozy warm. Since Koreans enjoy sitting, eating, and sleeping on the floor, it needs to remain heated. A part of Hanok has been set aside so that tourists can experience traditional Korean life, called Hanok Life Experience Hall. You can enter the rooms to experience the warm floor first-hand. An advantage of this system is that it is warm in the winter and cool in the summer.