- Address : 690 Hahoe-ri, Andong-si, N-Gyeongsang-do
Andong Hahoe village has preserved the housing architecture and the village structure of the Joseon Dynasty. Moreover, the village was not artificially created; there are people who actually live there.
Three sides of Hahoe village (Important Folk Material No.122) is surrounded by the Nakdong River. Because the river swirls around the village, the village is named Hahoe, and is also called the spinning river village.
Next to Hahoe village are many pine trees and a soft sand plain, and across from it are beautiful cliffs. This village became known to the public by a Confucian scholar of the Joseon Dynasty (1392~1910), Gyeomam Ryu Unryong (1539~1601) and Seoae Ryu Seongryong (1542~1607) who had done great deeds during the Imjin War(Japanese Invasion in 1592).
Because the village is surrounded by mountains and water, it had never been invaded. This is the reason why these houses still remain in their original structures.
There are 176 families in the village and they are known as the group village of the Pungsan Ryu's family. There are houses designated as National treasures, such as Yangjindang (No.306) and Chunghyodang (No.414). Also there are other important folk material such as the Hahoe Bukchon House (No.84), Hahoe Namchon House(No.90) and Hahoe Juilje(No.91).
Houses designated as important folk materials help to preserve the formation and the backgrounds of the village of the Ryu family, especially featuring Ryu Unryong and Ryu Seongryong.
Hahoe village is also famous for the Byeolsin exorcism, maskdance and Hahoe mask. The Hahoe mask is the oldest mask in Korea and is used in the Hahoe Maskdance. Hahoe village became famous from the visit of Queen Elizabeth in 1999. Many events featuring the Maskdance are held.
The Andong Maskdance Festival is from between the last Friday of September and October for 10 days, inside of Hahoe village or at Festival site.
Local TransportationAcross from Andong Intercity Bus Terminal, take bus No.46 headed for Hahoe village. It is then approximately a 50minutes ride to Andong Hahoe village. (Bus comes 6 times a day)A 30minutes taxi ride from Andong Intercity Bus Terminal.
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Across from Andong Intercity Bus Terminal, take bus No.46 headed for Hahoe village. It is then approximately a 50minutes ride to Andong Hahoe village. (Bus comes 6times a day)A 30minutes taxi ride from Andong Intercity Bus Terminal.- Inquiries Administration Office Tel : +82-54-854-3669(Kor)- Website: http://www.andong.go.kr (Kor, Eng, Kpn, Chin)- Hourssummer time : March - October 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.winter time : November - February 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
admission fee Age Over 19 13-18 7-12 Individual 3,000 won 1,500 won 1,000 won Groups (over 30 persons) 2,500 won 1,200 won 900 won
- * Groups are applicable to over 30 persons
- * Over 65 &Under 6 : Free admission fee