Hahoe Village is home to descendants of the Ryu Clan of Pungsan and is well-known for its traditional houses. The birthplace to renowned scholars of the Joseon Period like Gyeomam Ryu Un-ryong and Seoae Ryu Seong-ryong. The village became more famous after Queen Elizabeth of England visited on April 21, 1999.
Hahoe Village (translates to "Village Enveloped by Water") got its name from Nakdong River that flows around the town's perimeter. The village is located at the foothills of Hwasan Mountain, an offshoot of Taebaek Mountain that rises to the east. The center of the village is populated by large tiled-roof houses belonging to the Ryu Clan, adding their own unique charm to the surrounding thatched roofs.
Hahoe Village boasts exquisite scenic sights. Home to the elegant Nakdong River that flows around the village, the magnificent Buyongdae Cliff, endless sandy beaches, and lush ancient pine trees. Visitors can take a boat to Buyongdae Cliff for a panoramic view of the village.
In addition to all the breathtaking scenery, Hahoe Village offers delectable local delicacies. Try Andong Soju (a distilled alcoholic beverage), Heotjesabap (a type of bibimbap eaten by nobles), Andong Gangodeungeo (salted mackerel), and Andong Guksu (a noodle dish).
Nearby attractions include Bongjeongsa Temple (built during the Silla Period), Gosan Seowon (Confucian academy), Gwiraejeong, Gyemyeongsan Mountain Recreational Forest, Hakgasan Mountain Recreational Forest, and Waryongsan Mountain.
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.
Pick-up and drop-off services at most hotels in Seoul, tour guide, transportation, and entrance fees included