Chonbuk National University in Jeonju to build ‘hanok’ gate

By Im Eun-byel

Published : Oct 31, 2017 - 16:11
Updated : Oct 31, 2017 - 16:11

A South Korean university is building its front gate in traditional style.

Chonbuk National University started the construction of its new front gate. The cost, 7 billion won ($6.2 million), will be covered by state subsidies and donations. 

(Chonbuk National University)

The front gate, which is to be a two-story “hanok” (a traditional housing of Korea), will also be used as a venue for liberal arts classes.

The state-run university said on Monday that the gate will work as a bridge between the university and the local community.

(Chonbuk National University)

The university, located in the city of Jeonju, two hours away from Seoul, is famous for its traditional hanok village.

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