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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. 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.
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  • We came here as part of a tour. I'm sure there was a lot more to see than our tour guide showed us! We basically walked down the Main Street and looked at the outside of a few houses! It would have be...  more »
  • By using the East of Xian City tour, a day trip from Seoul River visited the village. City tour of Japan to HP mentioned in "10 a.m. outside Terminal set, 10:30 bus departure" and read, but actually somewhere before pickup location is in 10:30 a short time later, came from bus terminal already several riding he was. And mixed with Korea in the tourists, convinced that if I thought Japan speakers 5 or more people got together in Japan-language-only buses leave the Guide got the description was only available in Korea. Guide it is in Avid, we convey the keywords using the Google translation of the Smartphone, so gave me a good impression motemashita. Also simplified Chinese translations of Japanese participants understand Korea, could not understand the description of all, was alone, to explore more than worthwhile. Mask-dance was a rainy day and indoor viewing. I thought tradition, posterity would be great. And, was amazed in the village.
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  • Despite the pouring rain, our trip to Hahoe Folk Village was fantastic. We loved feeling as though we were transported in time. Getting there can be a little tricky, from Andong you take the number 46...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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Where to stay in Andong

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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