Chung Nyun Mall

Between the Hanok in Jeonju there is Nambu Market. Markets are not my thing at all, but this one has a secret. Above the market there is small area with cute little boutiques, cafes, and eateries called Chung Nyun Mall. It's Jeonju's hidden gem.

If you want to have a break from the traditional Hanok village, this is the place to visit. There are several boutiques where you can shop for unique gifts, a few eateries with western style food, and a few cafes to get a nice cup of coffee. 

The rough unfinished style of the alleys contrasts with the cute, neat interiors of the boutiques.

The rough unfinished style of the alleys contrasts with the cute, neat interiors of the boutiques.

A taco joint to the left and outdoor seating to the right.

A taco joint to the left and outdoor seating to the right.

In contrast with the Nambu Market below, Chung Nyun Mall has a nice and relaxed atmosphere. It's a perfect place to spend some time on a date. The crowd consisted mostly of young people when I visited. 

One of our guides saying hello to his friend.

One of our guides saying hello to his friend.

It says Sesemi, but I think they mean Sesami. Koreans spell English loan words phonetically, as they think an American would say it.

It says Sesemi, but I think they mean Sesami. Koreans spell English loan words phonetically, as they think an American would say it.

This shop seemed popular with the kids.

This shop seemed popular with the kids.

Its boutiques are the focal point of Chung Nyun Mall. Each is unique and interesting to photograph or browse in.

A few cafes.

A few cafes.

Conclusion

The mall was a nice place to spend some time in. I wandered around a bit to take some photos, have a coffee, and then it was already time to leave. I would recommend going here when you're in Jeonju, because it's a nice break from the historical stuff. 

Address

Jeollabukdo, Jeonjusi, Wansangu, Jeondong 3 ga, 2-241 Nambu Market 6Dong 2nd Floor (전라북도 전주시 완산구 전동3가 2-241 남부시장 6동 2층)

Their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/2Fchungnyunmall

 

Disclaimer: This post is written in exchange for an all expenses paid tour through North Jeolla Province with the Jeollabuk-do Tourism Board. However, all views are my own.