Andong Hahoe Folk Village – Andong, South Korea - Atlas Obscura

Andong Hahoe Folk Village

Andong, South Korea

A traditional village rooted in the Joseon Dynasty.  

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Andong Hahoe Folk Village is a traditional Joseon Dynasty village home to the Ryu clan of Pungsan, and harkens back to the 16th-century.

An important relic of Korean culture, this village was designed in Joseon period-style architecture and is home to many folk traditions. The village is organized around the geomantic guidelines of pungsu and is designed in the shape of a lotus flower. The village was placed on the UNESCO list as a World Heritage Site in 2010.

The village’s various architectural designs showcase techniques that have been lost elsewhere in South Korea due to the country’s rapid modernization. Wonjijeongsa Pavilion and the Byeongsan Confucian School are two of the village’s most notable structures. Many of the buildings are also listed as Treasures or Important Folklore Materials.

The village is located in a beautiful region near a river bend. It’s the ideal location to take a stroll and admire history.

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