① Hotel Pickup at Seoul or Busan at 07:30am
② Head to Andong(3hrs 30mins) from Seoul or Busan
③ Lunch in Village: Grilled Fish, Andong Jjimdak(Braised chicken with Korean Soy souce), Bulgogi, etc
** You can choose above 1 menu or any other menu if you want
④ Andong Hahoe village – UNESCO site
Explore the village
Hahoe Village is home to descendants of the Ryu clan of Pungsan and is well-known for its traditional houses. Birthplace of renowned scholars of the Joseon Period such as Gyeomam Ryu Un-ryong and Seoae Ryu Seong-ryong, the village became even more famous after Queen Elizabeth of England visited on April 21, 1999.
Hahoe Village (translating to “Village Enveloped by Water”) gets its name from Nakdong River, which flows around the town’s perimeter. The village is located at the foothills of Hwasan Mountain, an offshoot of Taebaek Mountain that rises up to the east. The center of the village is populated by large tile-roofed houses belonging to the Ryu clan, adding their own unique charm to the surrounding thatched roofs.
In addition to breathtaking scenery, Hahoe Village offers delectable local delicacies. Try the Andong Soju (distilled alcoholic beverage), Heotjesabap (a type of Bibimbap eaten by the nobles), Andong Gangodeungeo(salted mackerel), and Andong Guksu (a kind of noodle dish).
Hahoe Village, along with Yangdong Village in Gyeongju, was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List under the category of “Historic Villages in Korea” on July 31, 2010.
Andong Mask Dance Festival is held every autumn.
⑤ Hahoe Mask Museum
Hahoe Mask Museum is located in Andong Hahoe Village, which is both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Important Folklore Material No. 122. Hahoe Village is a representative traditional Korean folk town and is the home of the Hahoe Mask(National Treasure No. 121) and the Byeolsin Gut Mask Dance (Important Intangible Cultural Properties No. 69). The museum not only displays Hahoe masks, but also other traditional masks from all over the world.
The museum consists of five permanant exhibition halls and one special exhibition hall, housing a wide range of masks from all over the world along with Hahoe masks. The museum also offers activity programs such as wearing a mask, mask trick art, photo zone, and more.
⑥ Mask Performances if on time(Operating hours: 14:00-15:00): Jan~Feb: available on Sat & Sun Only/Mar~Dec: available on Tue-Sun, closed on Monday Only
⑦ Buyongdae cliff – You can look down the whole village from
Hahoe Village boasts exquisite scenic sights: the elegant Nakdong River flowing around the village, the magnificent Buyongdae Cliff, endlessly unfolding sandy beaches, and lush, ancient pine trees. Visitors can take the boat to Buyongdae Cliff for a panoramic view of the village.
Buyongdae is a cliff about 64 meters high situated where the Taebaek Mountain Range ends. From the summit, one can get a bird’s eye view of the Hahoe Village in Andong. The name was taken from an ancient history of China. Meaning lotus, the name Buyongdae is said to be given for Hahoe Village’s configuration like a lotus flower. Thus, one can get the best view of the village from the cliff. Located near Buyongdae are Ogyeonjeongsa House, Gyeomamjeongsa House, and Hwacheon Seowon Academy.
⑧ Head to Seoul or Busan (3hrs 30mins)
⑨ Hotel dropoff
Private UNESCO site tour : Andong Hahoe Village Tour
- 2Pax: 300 USD
- 3Pax: 215 USD
- 4~5 Pax: 185 USD
- 6~7Pax: 155 USD
- 8~9Pax: 145 USD
- 10~13Pax: 125 USD
* The tour price is per person(Unit: USD)
* If your group is over 14 people, we can quote to you special price case by case. please contact us for the tour price