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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  • A world heritage village where people actually lived. Not as large as I thought this making it easy to see everything. There are English speaking tour guides available if you are lost. A nice lady... 
    A world heritage village where people actually lived. Not as large as I thought this making it easy to see everything. There are English speaking tour guides available if you are lost. A nice lady...  more »
  • Andong Hahoe village is one of the most famous Hanok villages, the village itself was beautiful, I loved how peaceful this village was. The houses, autumn trees, and scenery were really beautiful... 
    Andong Hahoe village is one of the most famous Hanok villages, the village itself was beautiful, I loved how peaceful this village was. The houses, autumn trees, and scenery were really beautiful...  more »
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  • Absolutely beautiful village that takes you back in time. The greenery, trees, surrounding river, thatched roofs and old architecture make for the most stunning view. Be prepared for a fair bit of walking and there are no restaurants available inside the village during most months of the year, only near the ticket office till 7pm.
  • A historic village in Korea. Keep in mind this is a real village with residents still living there and farming the surrounding area, not just an isolated tourist attraction. The village shops and restaurants were mostly closed when I went in March 2022, so you may consider eating elsewhere. Luckily the golf cart rentals are currently forbidden, so be prepared to walk. The village is a decent size but easily walkable. Very enjoyable to see a side of historic Korea instead of the city or modern rural villages.

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