Trip Planner:   Asia  /  South Korea  /  Gyeongsangbuk-do  /  Andong  /  Historic Sites  /  Andong Hahoe Folk Village
Andong Hahoe Folk Village, Andong
(4.2/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Andong Hahoe Folk Village and many more Andong attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Andong vacation builder.
Create a full Andong itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Andong

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Andong by other users

32 days in South Korea BY A USER FROM THAILAND December, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in South Korea BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 21 days in South Korea BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in South Korea BY A USER FROM INDONESIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 41 days in South Korea & Fujian BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in South Korea BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in South Korea BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in South Korea BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 29 days in South Korea BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in South Korea BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in South Korea BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in South Korea BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • you must a take a shuttle bus from the coach park to the entrance of the village. the view was fantastic with the traditional houses but most of them is the same. 
  • I went to Andong and the Hahoe Folk Village to watch the traditional Korean Mask dance. Hahoe is a little out of the way, it takes 45 minutes to an hour to reach from Andong by bus, but is well worth ...  more »
  • This village is almost surrounded by a branch river of the Nakdong. The descendents of a famous scholar Seongyong Yoo in the era of Choseon Dynasty still live there. This village is one of UNESCO natu...  more »
Google
  • Skip it!!! DO NOT listen to the guide books. It is in Andong and that is a full day trip for anyone going there. There is really nothing else there. The "charm" supposed to be that the descendants of famous inhabitants from the last dynasty still live there in traditional style. HOWEVER, they seem to hate visitors and does not seem to ever open their houses for visitors to see. Our guide apologetically explained that the houses are often closed and one can never tell which, if any will be open for a visit. You can't get inside any of the old houses - only look at it from the front door. Furthermore, the people there were COMPLETELY uninterested in interacting with the visitors. Even the souvenir shop vendor was unfriendly. This is NOT like visiting colonial Williamsburg. If you just want to see an old Korean House, you can get that anywhere you visit in the country. Do yourself - and your kids - a favor and skip this place.
  • The Hahoe Folk Village is a traditional village from the Joseon Dynasty. Is good place to learn about Korean traditions. But people not friendly.
  • Everything the guide books say. The fields and surrounding nature make this place magical. Really peaceful.
  • Beautiful old village to wander around and see the cherry blossoms by the river. Hiring an electric bike for 15k won was well worth it too!
  • Catch the mask dance and get some famous soju