[Aug.] Jeonju Hanok Village Pansori epic chant and Kimjang Activity


The Exploration of UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Jeonju Hanok Village Pansori epic chant and Kimjang Activity

-UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Kimjang/Pansori Activity/ Jeonju Hanok Village

-Date: August 31st 2016 (Wed)

-Location: Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do

-Content: Visiting Jeonju, the home of Pansori, to experience learning about the UNESCO World Heritage: Pansori and Kimjang, and explore a famous tourist attraction – Jeonju Hanok Village.

-What to Prepare: camera, comfortable outfit

Souvenir for all participants

-Where and When to Meet:
Bus departing from Yonsei University : in front of the main entrance of “Institute of Language Research and Education.”yuniv

-Public Transportation:
Bus departing from Hanyang University : In front of “International Building” at Hanyang University Seoul Campus



Time Content Note
Day 1 09:30 ~ ∙ Meeting and Departure
13:00 ~ 14:00 ∙ Lunch: Han Kook Jip Jeonju Bibimbap
14:00 ~ 15:00 ∙ Kimjang/Pansori Activity
15:00 ~ 17:00 ∙ Free Time at Jeonju Hanok Village
17:00 ~ ∙ Move to Seoul, Dismissed


Must read information before participating in this program


  1. Kimjang, making and sharing kimchi

Kimjang refers to preparing a big amount of kimchi at once in late fall for the upcoming winter. Kimchi is fermented vegetable food that seasoned with special Korean spices and seafood in a Korean traditional way. The methods of preparing kimchi vary by region. Since the recipe and ingredients of kimchi are an important legacy for every family, the secrets are passed over from one generation to another. Despite urbanization and westernization, 90% of Koreans eat kimchi, which is made in their families during the Kimjang period.  In 2013, kimchi was designated as the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.


  1. Pansori epic chant

Pansori epic chant is a genre, in which a singer and a drummer weave a musical story together. Pansori, which is performed with songs, words, and gestures, matched with a rhythm, has been sung and handed down by lower class entertainers, called ‘Gwangdae (clown)’. Singing can go on maximum 8 hours. Pansori is a compound word of ‘Pan’, a place where many people gather, and ‘sori’, a song. Pansori, the essence of Korean culture that shares history and human feelings; joy, anger, sorrow, and pleasure, got acknowledgement on its creativity and excellence worldwide and was designated as the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2003.



3. Jeonju Hanok Village

It is the traditional Hanok Village, located in the area of Gyo-dong and Pungnam-dong in Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do. It was designated as a Hanok Village preserved area in 1977, and changed its name in 2002. Visitors can explore all aspects of Korean culture at the Gyeonggijeon Shrine, where the portrait of a King Taejo is enshrined, Catholic holy site Jeondong Catholic Cathedral, and filming site of Korean dramas and movies, Jeonju Confucian School.

Hanok Village is the slow city full of traditions, culture, and energy, where visitors can try various art craft activities, watch cultural performances, and have traditional meals. They recently created “Hanbok days” and this brings many young people who wear hanbok in the village.