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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  • 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 »
  • Hahoe folk village is very beautiful, especially in the autumn season with colourful leaves and traditional-style Korean houses. we walked around the entire area for 1 hour, and we could also watch... 
    Hahoe folk village is very beautiful, especially in the autumn season with colourful leaves and traditional-style Korean houses. we walked around the entire area for 1 hour, and we could also watch...  more »
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  • 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.
  • UNESCO is a recognized site in South Korea. Korean village is settled here with lots of traditional houses. One of the most amazing places I have visited in Korea so far. It was a beautiful, rural village that is not only a tourist attraction but people still live and work there. I was there on the first week of January and it was quite crowded. The entrance fee was charged 5000 WON, which included entry to see the Mask Museum and the Mask Dance Performance. I found the mask dance to be quite captivating and fascinating, I would really recommend the mask dance, must see the village next to the walkway and the green rice plant surrounded by the river. You may need a full day to explore this village as there are many hidden places that you can remember. It was a great experience for me.

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