Andong Folk Village, Andong

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The Hahoe Folk Village is a traditional village from the Joseon Dynasty. The 'Ha' is short for river and 'hoe' means to 'turn around, return, come back." The village is a valuable part of Korean culture because it preserves Joseon period-style architecture, folk traditions, valuable books, and an old tradition of clan-based villages.The village is located in Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do. To the north of the village is Buyongdae Cliff while Mt. Namsan lies to the south. The village is organized around the geomantic guidelines of pungsu and so the village has the shape of a lotus flower or two interlocking comma shapes.The village is listed by the South Korean government with UNESCO as a World Heritage Site with Yangdong Folk Village in 2010.HistoryThe Ryu clan of Pungsan established the Hahae Folk Village in the 16th century during the Joseon Dynasty and has been a one-clan community since that time. The village is notable because it has preserved many of its original structures, such as the village Confucian school and other buildings, and maintains folk arts such as the Hahae Mask Dance Drama which is a shamanist rite honoring the communal spirits of the village.The village today is divided into Namchon and Pukchon with the main branch of the Pungsan Ryu clan, the Gyeomampa, in the Namchon side and the secondary branch, the Seoaepa, descended from Ryu Seong-ryong a noted prime minister during the reign of King Seonjo of Joseon in the Bukchon side. The north village contains Yangjindang Manor, designated as Treasure No. 306, and Pikchondaek House, designated Important Folklore Material No. 84. The south village contains Chunghyodang Manor, designated as Treasure No. 414 and Namchondaek House, an Important Folklore Material No. 90. While each branch of the Pungsan Ryu clan used lived in their respective manor homes and sides, today both branches live throughout the village.
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  • This set of houses, in a pleasant setting, to meet old mansions, with courtyards, of the original roofs,... a friendly visit.
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  • 100% Authentic village who, quite rightly, listed as a Unesco World Heritage site. built and inhabited by a family clan bundle 600 years. surrounded by a beautiful River, fields, mountains, here you will find total tranquility, beautiful villas and houses, and where time seems to have stood still. We were even lucky enough of living in one of the most beautiful homes in the heart of the village owned by a very worthy, helpful and friendly family. Absolute highlight of our tour in Korea, and we would strongly recommend. We will definitely return again and like too many more days than the one lovely 24-we got the opportunity to be for this time.
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  • We decided to walk to the folk village from Andong, this was quite a trip in the afternoon heat, but fortunately we were able to get a taxi back from nearby Wollyeongo across the bridge from the folk ...  more »
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