Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, is famous enough to be called Andong Hahoe Village, and the Nakdonggang River flows as if it were surrounding the village, so it was named Hahoe Village. Andong Hahoe Village was also registered as a World Heritage Site in 2010 along with Yangdong Folk Village in Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do.
Hahoe Village is a village where traditional houses of aristocrats and thatched houses where ordinary people lived during the Joseon Dynasty remain the same as before, and it is not an artificial village like a folk village, but a living cultural property where people actually live. The entire village is designated as an important folk resource.
Hahoe Village, where you can feel the breath of the customs of the Joseon Dynasty by looking around the old houses one by one, is also known as the hometown of Pungsan Ryu because it produced many famous great people from the Pungsan Ryu family, including Ryu Un-yong and Ryu Seong-ryong brothers.
Yangjindang and Chunghyodang, treasures of Andong Hahoe Village
The main attractions of Hahoe Village include Yangjindang and Chunghyodang, which were designated as treasures, and Yangjindang was built in the 1600s as the family home of Pungsan Ryu, who also lived in Ryu Un-yong.
Chunghyodang is a building built to commemorate Ryu Seong-ryong after Ryu Seong-ryong’s death, and exhibits relics of Ryu Seong-ryong. In addition, there are many old houses designated as important folk materials such as Namchon House, Bukchon House, and Iljae House, and Ryu Seong-ryong’s 13th grandson, Ryu Si-Won’s home is also located here.
Hahoe Village mask play (Hahoe Byeolsingut mask play)
Mask Nori (Hahoe Byeolsingut Mask Nori) is held at a special performance hall located at the entrance of Hahoe Village, and it is said that Hahoe Village has been passed down among ordinary people since the middle of the 12th century.
The common people tried to please the indigenous gods through this mask play to defeat the disaster of the village and gain blessings. The content of the masquerade entertains the public by revealing and satirizing the falsehood of the aristocrats, and playing the joys and sorrows of the lives of the governed with humorous movements.
From January to February, every Saturday and Sunday from 14:00 to 15:00
From March to December, every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 14:00 to 15:00, and viewing is free.
Buyongdae, where many movies and dramas were filmed
After taking a slow tour of Hahoe Village, it is recommended to climb Buyongdae, 65 meters above sea level, across the river, which was popular as a filming location for dramas and movies in Korea.
It is best to use a ferry crossing the Nakdonggang River, which surrounds Hahoe Village in an S shape, and if the boat does not float, take a car for about 5 minutes to go around the other side of the river and reach the bottom of the Buyongdae Cliff.
Films and dramas such as KBS drama Juno starring Busan actor Jang Hyuk, Bae Yong-joon’s movie scandal, and Hajji Won’s KBS drama Hwang Jin-jin were filmed at Buyongdae in Hahoe Village and Okyeonjeongsa Temple under the cliff of Buyongdae, making it a popular tourist destination for many fans.
Samsindang, located in the center of the village, which has long been the subject of deep faith by villagers, has a large zelkova tree with an age of about 600 years, and a village festival was held every January 15th of the lunar calendar. It is said that he prayed for the well-being of the village, a good harvest, and a long life.
Andong grilled mackerel and Andong jjimdak
One of the specialties of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, a world heritage site where you can meet Korean traditional culture, is Andong seasoned mackerel and Andong steamed chicken, which are moderately greasy and are delicacies of soft fish.
Folk Village Local Products Stores and Restaurants
It is about a kilometer away from the village’s large parking lot to the village entrance, and there is a shuttle bus and the fare is included in the admission fee.
|Name||Andong Hahoe Village
|Address||Hahoe-ri, Pungcheon-myeon, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do 257
|business hours||(summer) 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (winter) 9 a.m. to 6 p.m|
|Admission Fees||Adult 5,000Won / Teenager 2,5000Won / Child 1,500Won|
|Transportation||Use the general city bus No. 46 near Andong Bus Terminal.|