Jeonju, Korea

So I am now back from Jeonju, Korea. It is a very nice town, serene and beautiful. It is a very good blend of the traditional and the modern. I could have lived there. It is also the hometown of Lee Changho, the top Go player who has won more than 20 world titles. Here is my picture with him. I was so fortunate to be able to have a photo with him. I met him in Singapore during the Ing cup but didn’t manage to take any photos, so here it is, one of my missions in Go has been accomplished :)


Photo credit: Billy

Jeanju is a nice blend of the traditional and the modern. On one side of the town we can see very traditional houses but just walk for a while and cross the street, it is a completely fashionable area with lots of teenagers and modern things to feast the senses.


Photo credit: Jayden

One of the dishes that Jeonju is famous for, the Bibimbap:


Photo credit: Xinwen

The Jeonju trip is for the Korea Prime Minister Cup (KPMC) Baduk (Go) Tournament. Here are some pictures:


Photo credit: Xinwen


Photo credit: Jayden

Some friends:


Handy – Indonesia Official


Sharen – Brunei Official


Jayden the superb photographer


Extremely blur guy Xinwen


Our player, the superb Zaid Waqi.

On the last day, we had a simultaneous game with professionals as well as touring. Here is the photo with the cute professional that I played with:

Some photos of the area (all thanks to our superb photographer Jayden.)


The champion from South Korea on the left versus Japan.

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2 Comments

Filed under 4th Korea Prime Minister Cup 2009, Weiqi/Go/Baduk

2 responses to “Jeonju, Korea

  1. Hmm, seems like a very hasty posting , rushing somewhere ? :) Some photos are very high quality , who took them?

  2. fallingstones

    haha, posted it past midnight and indeed a little rushed :) The high quality photos are taken by Jayden with his fancy Canon DSLR camera.

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