Andong Hahoe Folk Village - village that's preserving traditional life of the Joseon Dynasty, Gyeongsangbuk-do

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Hahoe-ri, Pungcheon-myeon, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea



\Andong Hahoe Folk Village, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a well-preserved traditional Korean village located in Andong City, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, South Korea, which showcases the traditional way of life during the Joseon Dynasty era, including traditional architecture, folk plays, mask dances, and other cultural activities.

Located on the banks of the Nakdong River, the village is surrounded by natural beauty, including the Hwasan Mountain. The village is renowned for its traditional architecture, featuring thatched-roof houses, pavilions, and ancestral shrines.


The villagers are direct descendants of the Ryu clan, who have lived in the village for over 600 years. Farming and fishing are deemed essential economic activities, with many of them still engaged in traditional agricultural practices.


The Hahoe Mask Dance, a traditional Korean dance performed during the Hahoe Mask Dance Festival, is also a famous attraction of the village, held annually in the fall. As a living museum, Andong Hahoe Folk Village is an excellent destination for those interested in Korean history, culture, and architecture, as it has retained the traditional way of life of the Korean people, providing a unique and immersive cultural experience.


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