Hahoe Maeul Folk Village, a Unesco World Heritage site, is well-known for its Joseon dynasty thatched-roof hanok (traditional houses) homes. The village is located at the foothills of Hwasan Mountain and got its name from lying in a sharp bend of the Nakdong River making it surrounded by water on 3 sides.
Hahoe Village has about 230 residents, descendants of the Ryu clan of Pungsan, maintaining the old ways and traditions of Korean life. The Korean government helps with preserving the traditions and preservation and restoration of the buildings.
Besides the village itself one can visit the Hahoe Mask Museum, attend the Andong Mask Dance Festival during autumn or take the boat to Buyongdae Cliff on the other side of the river for a panoramic view of the village.
The Hahoe Mask Museum houses a remarkable collection of not only traditional Korean masks but also masks from other Asian, European and even African countries.
Hahoe village is open all year round. Summer season: 09:00-19:00 Winter season: 09:00-18:00
Admission fees : Adults 3,000 won | Teenagers 1,500 won | Children 1,000 won
Parking fees range from 1,000 to 4.000 won
There are 2 daily buses, #3 or #46 from Andong Bus Terminal, to and from Hahoe village. The route follows a bumpy dirt road and makes a 10-minute stop at the former Confucian academy of Byeongsan Seowon, dating from 1572.