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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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  • if you have visited other traditional village then there is nothing special about this place though the setting is very peaceful and relaxing. We took a taxi to get here as there was no tourist info c...  more »
  • The village is easily accessible by public bus from Andong bus or train station (#46). Foreigners have to pay 3000 Won but unfortunately we were very disappointed. Most houses are "private" so owners ...  more »
  • A few quasi traditional homes clustered into a village with most yards locked so nothing to see that is educational at all. The riparian setting is lovely even in early spring before the blossoms but ...  more »
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  • 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