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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  • October 4, 2017
    Browse again after a long time there was so much changed Jin .... Clean, well-maintained. Parking is too far. Bed & Breakfast are true.
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  • October 3, 2017
    Village traditional Korean in the countryside surrounded by rice fields and mountains. The village is still inhabited, it feels like 60 years back, we visit village plying small roads, no cars. The 46 from andong bus brings you in 50 minutes. I advise to arrive early to avoid the horde of tourists.
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  • October 2, 2017
    This is a "must see" when visiting Andong, South Korea. The village is a visit into Korea's past and lets you appreciate the simple, yet interesting, lifestyle in the interior of the country. This UNE...  more »
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  • July 7, 2017
    One of my favourite experiences in Korea. Nice walk. Unique village. Make sure you get the full experience by staying with a family over night.
  • June 23, 2017
    It was nice to see Korean traditional village. If they have museum about old style living, then it will be better to understand Korean culture. Also they need more discretion on there building structure and the life style.
  • July 16, 2017
    Actual hanok with locals still staying in it. There was also tea ceremony demonstration serving complimentary korean tea. You have the option to rent a caddy at the entrance to the village. This would make your trip more enjoyable especially if the weather is hot. However, those caddies do not come cheap, costing around 20000krw each hour for one that seats 4.
  • June 18, 2017
    Very historic and cultural place in a beautiful setting. It is not clear what is fact and fiction though. Nice cafe closeby serving great local pastries. Also the market sold some good souveniers.
  • April 12, 2017
    This place is awesome. Quiet and beautiful original folk village. Some people complains that the villagers don't let you in their homes. I find it totally normal, would you let strangers in your home?? And there's no need to enter the village is beautiful as it is. If you really want you can stay overnight in a hanok (traditional house) for a reasonable price

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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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