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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Andong Hahoe Folk Village Reviews
We took the bus from Gyeongyu to Andong, an hour and half ride and another bus to the village and yet another 5 minutes shuttle to the village. Quite a well preserved village where people still live i... more »
On n’a pas été surpris par les véhicules électriques vu qu’on l’avait lu ici. Le village en soit est très joli, la partie habitée du village est petite par rapport à celle fermée. Si on veut les voir ... more »We were not surprised by the electric vehicles because we had read it here. The village itself is very pretty, the inhabited part of the village is small compared to the closed one. If you want to see them, you have to go to the houses with a straw roof. We were able to "talk" to the locals with their hands etc but they were happy to show us how they knit straw to make the bundles of the roofs. Another month showed how they sorted a cereal and then fried it a bit like popcorn. It was very nice!
Great village to visit when visiting Andong, the "spirit capital of Korea". There are a number of places to see within this place, including the great spirit tree where you can write your wish on a piece of paper, as well the tree Queen Elizabeth II planted in 1999. You can hire a small two-person vehicle to travel around. There are also other restaurants and shops around the village, which is a short walk/bus ride away. The only note of caution I provide is to check the air pollution amounts before visiting, as some pollution amounts can get dangerous. Bringing a good face mask is highly recommended in such cases.
An absolute breath taking place. They even provide mini drive it yourself golf cart for you to drive around the whole place. Price is around $25 dollar ish for the whole hour, it is pretty worth the price if travelling with elderly. Overall this place was quite worth the travel!
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