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Andong Hahoe Folk Village

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Address: Hahoe-ri, Pungcheon-myeon, Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
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Phone Number: +82 54-854-3669
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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Nice place for historical viewing

you must a take a shuttle bus from the coach park to the entrance of the village. the view was fantastic with the traditional houses but most of them is the same.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

you must a take a shuttle bus from the coach park to the entrance of the village. the view was fantastic with the traditional houses but most of them is the same.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Andong and the Hahoe Folk Village to watch the traditional Korean Mask dance. Hahoe is a little out of the way, it takes 45 minutes to an hour to reach from Andong by bus, but is well worth it. It's a very picturesque place with nice walking areas. It's interesting to see the contrast between the traditional... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This village is almost surrounded by a branch river of the Nakdong. The descendents of a famous scholar Seongyong Yoo in the era of Choseon Dynasty still live there. This village is one of UNESCO natural heritages. You can stay at one of old tile-roofed houses. You should go to top of a hill called Buyongdae to look down the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most people stop by for a day visit, but the beauty of the village is best appreciated early morning or early evening once the throngs of tourists have left. The options to stay are few, and not so easy to find online, but if you can't reserve ahead of time just turn up and tell the information booth at the... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hahoe Andong Village is a nicely laid out and charming traditional village. The houses are quaint, ancient and people actually live there. In addition, everyday there is a folk show which is extremely unusual and a must see.Actors and actresses of varying ages wear masks when performing. The show is quite hilarious.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This was one of my favorite places to visit during my recent trip to South Korea. The village has ties all the way back to the 16th century. Many houses still have tile or thatched roofs, maintaining the styles of the Joseon Dynasty. I'm told that some Korean period dramas film their exteriors there. On a warm day it was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

It's a live world heritage where there are original residents staying there. Managed to catch the International Mask Dance Festival and fireworks on 8th October night. It's pleasantly walking in the village to understand the culture and traditions of Koreans. Highly recommended. If possible stay one night there in their hanok. Deeply immerse yourself with the environment.

Thank Wai Hoe C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Yes, okay, it is a UNESCO heritage site. But it is also 1 hour away by public transit bus #46. So that is 2 hours of your day gone, and if you are only in Andong for 1 day, that is significant. Sorry, but this place is nothing special. You walk around a village where you can't even go into... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We came to Andong exclusively for the Andong mask-dance-festival which proved to be a very good choice! (You should check the festival schedule before hand to make sure that you do not miss the fireworks!) How to get to the village: We took the bus Nr. 46 opposite of the train station. The bus ride took about 55minutes and was... More 

Thank S P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent example of a traditional village, perhaps the best such thing. Yes there is some evidence of modern life but you can't expect folk to live in the past and not have access to all mod cons. I spent a very happy few hours here, just wandering around. There is an excellent display of historical items behind one of the... More 

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