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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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Very interesting - for history lovers

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
S P
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Ingolstadt, Germany
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Cebu
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Ingolstadt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Boulder City, Nevada
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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.

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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 

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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.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Inside Gyeonggijeon, the portraits of King Tae-jo and other successive kings are displayed. The carriage used to move the mortuary tablets as well as carriages used to transport dignitaries and individual chair-like carriages are also available to view. Admission Fees for Individuals – Adults 3,000 won / Teenagers 2,000 won / Children 1,000 won, and for Groups – Adults 2,500... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

If you have been to any of the palaces in Seoul then this shrine is not necessary to visit. If you have rented the hanbok (traditional Korean clothes) then you can take some nice pictures in this area. But if you have come down to Jeonju for the day and don't have much time then you can skip this. For... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

While not as big as Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul, it is nevertheless, a beautiful and tranquil place to visit. There are no manicured gardens, but there's a modern underground museum. It's on the northern edge of the Hanok Village.

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