Virtual Trip To JeonJu Hanok Village (By KTO)

The Korea Tourism Organization took us on a virtual trip to South Korea’s Jeonju Hanok Village!

According to Wikipedia, “Jeonju Hanok Village is a village in the city of Jeonju, South Korea, and overlaps with the Pungnam-dong and Gyo-dong neighborhoods. The village contains over 800 Korean traditional houses called ‘Hanok‘.[1] The village is famous among Koreans and tourists because of its traditional buildings that strongly contrast with the modern city around it.”

The tour guide showed us some of the interesting souvenirs and buildings around the area. I particularly enjoyed the food that he ate on camera. The bibimbap was suppose to be the most famous there.

“The term “bibim” means mixing rice (burned rice at the bottom of the dish and cooked rice), while the “bap” noun refers to rice. Bibimbap is served as a bowl of warm white rice topped with namul (sautéed and seasoned vegetables) or kimchi (traditional fermented vegetables) and gochujang (chili pepper paste), soy sauce, or doenjang (a fermented soybean paste). A raw or fried egg and sliced meat (usually beef) are common additions. The hot dish is stirred together thoroughly just before eating.”—-Wikipedia

The Hanok buildings were the traditional style of houses that were first built in the 14th century during the Joseon dynasty.

This place will definitely be on my bucket list now!

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