2017년 2월 23일 목요일

Hahoe Village in Andong


Hahoe is the village where the members of Ryu family which originated from Hahoe Village have lived together for 600 years.The village was listed by the South Korea government as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2010.





From Andong Ex Bus terminal downtown, tourists are accessible to ticket office of the village by internal city bus 46 (Fare: KRW1,200). Near ticket office, there are traditional style restaurants and museum.




At the ticket office, tourists should take a shuttle to move to the village. The village's operation hour is 9am to 8pm (winter season 9am to 5pm) at KRW3,000.

It is a representative village for one family where tile-roofed houses and thatched roofed ones have been quite well conserved for a long time.








There is a 600-yeay-old zelvoka tree at the center of the village. It is considered as the residence of goddess called Samsin who is in charge of pregnancy, child birth and its fostering.


The reason for the village name Hahoe(Ha means a river and Hoe means turning around) was that the Nakdong River flows around the village in an S shape.


There is a cliff across the river called as Buyongdae Cliff. Tourist can reach there by a boat at KRW3,000 except for winter season. The whole scene of Hahoe comes to view on the top of the cliff. Beside the cliff, there are Okyeon Pavilion and Hwacheon Confucian Academy.



The village is especially well known as the birth place of Ryu Unryong and Ryu Seongryong. They were brothers: the one was a great Confucian scholar of the Joseon Dynasty: the other was Prime Minister during the period of the Japanese Invasion(from1592 to 1598) called Imjinwaeran.





There is Byeongsanseowon Confucian Academy related to Ryu Seong-ryong. View seen from the Byeongsanseowon to the mountains and the river is famous.