Jeonju City

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Jeonju is a city in western   South Korea. It’s known for the Jeonju Hanok Heritage Village, an area of traditional houses, craft   shops and food stalls.

In the village, the 15th-century Gyeonggijeon Shrine has portraits of former kings.

The name Jeonju literally means “Perfect Region”. It is an important tourist center famous for Korean food, historic buildings, sports activities, and innovative festivals.

In May 2012, Jeonju was chosen as a Creative Cities for Gastronomy as part of UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network.

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