North Jeolla Province (also called Jeonbuk) is a province in the southwest of the Korean Peninsula offering living history, stunning natural vistas, colourful public art and centuries of history. At places like Naejangsan National Park, you can walk miles of hiking trails and capture panoramic mountain vistas for miles around, and it's also famed for its brilliant autumn foliage. Deogyusan is a national park offering a mountain with valleys and cascading waterfalls. Jaman Mural Village is famous for its colourful buildings and alleyways.

Pungnammun Gate is a pagoda-style gateway that once led to a fortress. The Gyeonggijeon Shrine contains a portrait museum with images of famous local figures. At the Nambu Market, you can explore dozens of vendors selling locally made arts and crafts as well as delicious takeaway street food delicacies. The kids will love a trip to the Jeonju Zoo with its hundreds of species of exotic animals. For something different, the Jeondong Cathedral is a Catholic church tucked among Buddhist temples featuring Romanesque art and sculptures of Christian martyrs.

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