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Historic Villages of Korea: Hahoe and Yangdong

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Address

Hahoe : 40, Hahoejongga-gil, Pungcheon-myeon, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do

Yangdong : 93, Yangdongmaeul-gil, Gangdong-myeon, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do

Inquiries

Hahoe : + 82-54-852-3588

Yangdong : +82-54-762-6263, +82-54-779-6123

Homepage

Hahoe :
http://hahoe.iwootec.co.kr/english/sub1.asp
Yangdong :
http://invil.org/english/village/detail.do?subMenu=Daegu/GyeongBuk&con_no=23876(Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese)

Introduction

The two villages of Hahoe and Yangdong are both located in the south-eastern region of the Korean peninsula, the heartland of a distinct Confucian aristocratic culture during the Joseon Dynasty that ruled the Korean peninsula for more than five hundred years.

The two villages represent the two typical modes by which aristocratic clan villages were formed. Hahoe Village was a pioneering settlement formed when Ryu Jong-hye of the Ryu clan selected the land as the permanent home for his descendants at the end of the Goryeo Dynasty in the 14th century. Yangdong Village by contrast began to grow into a village of the nobility when the Son clan hailing from another village moved to a wife’s hometown in 1457.

These ancient clan communities took advantage of the outstanding natural surroundings produced by the different topography. The overall spatial composition and the layout of buildings in both villages stand for the traditional thought of Koreans regarding site selection and their Confucian world view.

Directions

  • Hahoe : From Andong Bus Terminal, take bus 46 to Hahoe Village (하회마을).
    * Bus 46 Info: 06:20-18:20, runs 10 times a day
  • Yangdong : Take bus 200~208, 212 or 217 from Gyeongju Bus Terminal or Gyeongju Station to Yangdong Village.
    (1.2km walk from bus stop to the village) (7min intervals, Travel time : 40min)

Links

Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea