Andong Hahoe Folk Village, Andong

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UNESCO-listed Andong Hahoe Folk Village showcases traditional tile-roofed and thatch-roofed Korean houses. Explore the village, found nestled in the foothills of Hwasan Mountain, to learn more about Joseon architecture and culture as you marvel at the traditional houses on display. Whilst most of the homes remain closed to the public to maintain the villagers' privacy, some do allow entry to their courtyards, where you can get a sneak peek of village life. The village has also earned reknown for its preservation of folklore traditions, valuable books, transcripts, and structure of clan-based villages living side-by-side. It became even more popular in 1999 when Queen Elizabeth of England visited the area. Make sure you try a local delicacy during your visit, such as Andong Soju, a distilled alcoholic beverage not for the faint-hearted. Use our Andong trip itinerary builder tool to add Andong Hahoe Folk Village and other attractions to your Andong vacation plans.
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  • After visiting the nearby bottle of acid at the first circle in noon times found the village. Exploring the entrance to the village's authentic at the charge times Bureau Bob and ubt main smothered in pancake eating times explored the relaxing town. Beautiful walk to the alley between the tag and fences, the Nakdong River, pine forests and Riverside paths also walked. If you are an actual resident in a place that should not be, but the access to the Interior, reflects a long history have seen such a close echo and yuseongryong teacher to visit the fun free. Hahoe village in the parking lot until the entrance of the village, you can purchase an entry fee to annual free shuttle you can take advantage of. 2-3 minutes by bus, but if you dare to walk the road to anini, shuttle.
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  • I went here many years ago when I was still in school but went here today. Being a very cold winter day, it was very quiet, and it felt like we had the whole place to ourselves! It meant however that ...  more »
  • The Hanok village is much more authentic than the one in Seoul. Since centuries the Ryuk Family lives here in traditional houses and gardens. Now some 200 to 300 people still live here. In fall you ca...  more »
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  • Hahoe, is one of the best places in Korea to visit. There is a lot to do here and the village is more original than others around Korea. It really gives you a look at how traditional Koreans used to live as well as history about the area and Korea in a whole. Make sure to stop for some Jimdak and some of the restaurants close by and just walk around exploring the place. Most homes are still owned by people who live there so be respectful but you can also walk into a few of the more famous ones as well.
  • A walk through the village. Or you can rent a golf cart at the front. Stunning view from the beach. Beautiful pine tree forest. Sorry for my bad English.
  • Old Korean village with preserved houses. You can rent two or four person scooters to drive around the village for the day. There are also a few stands where you can see how people pounded flour and cloth or wove grass rope before it was all industrialized. There's a mask museum with masks from all around the world. There's also the Hahoe marketplace where you can get souvenirs ranging from cheap plastic baubles to carved wooden serving spoons. A wide variety of items to choose from. The best part remains the scenery though. It's in the middle of the countryside, not a second storey in sight and it's absolutely beautiful. We stayed the night in a traditional hanok house and when we woke up in the morning everything was covered in mist. It was a great getaway for the weekend.
  • Loved the place. Staid over night. Beautiful. Next time I will be dressed in a beautiful Korean traditional dress.
  • Okay for an hour or two of sightseeing, but definitely did not live up to the hype. It was slightly difficult to get to for a major tourist attraction, and upon arrival it was difficult to navigate the village itself. Signage is lacking in English, the map at the information office is misleading and generally bad. It's touristy and while the main attraction is the old-timey ambiance of the village, that is ruined by tourists going around in golf carts everywhere. The site is clearly managed poorly. In the southern part of the country naganeupseong is a similar cultural village and it is managed much better.

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A trip to Andong would not be complete without a stay in one of its many traditional hanok guest houses, scattered across the city, including in its World Heritage-listed village. From experiencing life within a Korean noble house, to learning the day-to-day routine of village life, each of these traditional dwellings offers its own unique glimpse into the city's heritage. If you’re looking for something more conventional on your Andong vacaction, head to the central train station for budget friendly accommodation providing easy walking access to all of the city's major attractions.
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