Something you will see quite a bit while walking around in the Jeonju Hanok Village is people walking around in hanboks. It is really fun experience to see people dressed in Korean costume wandering around the traditional style buildings of Jeonju. You can make the experience even more fun by dressing up in a hanbok yourself! Depending on which stop you drop into prices range from ₩5,000-10,000 ($5-10) for 3 hours.
All you need to do is enter one of the many shops scattered throughout the hanok village, pick from a selection of hanboks (this is where I would recommend you go in earlier in the day, by the time we arrived the selection was pretty sparce). The ladies running the hanbok rental helped us put on the traditional Korean clothing and then braided our hair and put decorative little headbands on us. For the price and the enjoyment I think it is a must do when visiting the Jeonju Hanok Village.
Somehow I even managed to convince Josh to wear a hanbok. He was pretty unhappy with this at first but eventually warmed up to wearing the hanbok. Honestly, I think it made him look like a pirate, in a good way.
So after getting hanboked up we then ventured forth into the hanok village to wander around.
After wearing hanboks to a cafe, walking around and even eating bibimbap, we then did an impromptu photo shoot in front of the hanbok rental store. They had a pretty garden in front that was just right for taking out traditional photos.
Personally, I love wearing hanboks. Both times in Korea I have had the opportunity to wear one it was a struggle to get me to take it off. They are pretty comfortable to wear since they are so loose and lightweight and I love looking at the variation in colors. I always go for the bright options but there are more muted colored hanboks that are beautiful as well. I have a baby hanbok from my 100 day celebration and I think one day in the future I want to get a custom hanbok made in those same colors.
Back to wearing hanboks in the Jeonju Hanok Village, GO FOR IT! It’s super inexpensive, makes for some great photo opportunities and they are comfortable to wear.