45 일째 – Jeonju 전주 – Jaman Mural Village (자만벽화마을)

Day 1 continues … actually not far from the Hanok village is also another attraction known as Jaman mural village.  It is located at the base of Seungamsan Mountain’s Jungbawi Rock.

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The walls of the houses are painted with colorful murals, attracting many foreign and local tourists alike.  I am not sure if this is the case, but most villages with murals on the wall are done for urban revival.  I’ve been to Busan as well as a few cities in Taiwan where villages have their walls and road painted to attract visitors, which in turns increase the number of stores and bed and breakfast.  In other times, it also helps prevent the village from being lost to development.

The village is only a street away from the hanok village.

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The place is also a residential area, so there are people still living in the homes.  Here is a cute dog looking at us … I think it wants to be freed,

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The village has steep stairs and many small alleys.

In any case, there is a surprise in every corner.  We actually missed the best mural of the village – Kaonashi (No-Face) from movie Spirited away.  Apparently, it is pretty popular in Korea as students love hanging the toy on their backpack.

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Some houses have been converted to coffee shops and stores.

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I found another one with the dogs!

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Anyways, we didn’t have enough time …so we quickly took some pictures and left … sigh.

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