Andong Day Trip: Hahoe Folk Village From Seoul

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Discover the ancient cultural heritage of South Korea on a visit to Andong from Seoul. Catch sweeping views from Buyongdae Cliff, learn about local art and culture at the Hahoe Mask Museum in UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hahoe Folk Village, and visit a Confucian school and temple. Lunch and round-trip transport by comfortable vehicle are included.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Lunch included
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Youll be picked up from your Seoul hotel in the morning and taken by air-conditioned coach through Andong to Buyongdae Cliff, located approximately 3 hours away near the Taebaek Mountains. From the summit, get an amazing birds-eye view of Hahoe Folk Village; youll learn how the name of this cliff, meaning lotus, is said to reflect the villages configuration of a lotus flower.

Continue driving through UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hahoe Folk Village, a traditional village from the Joseon Dynasty, and visit the Hahoe Mask Museum, dedicated to mask culture in this region and throughout Korea. Tour the museum with your guide and learn about what each different mask represents, as well as the history of mask dances.

Head to a local restaurant for a lunch of regional specialties and then continue driving to Byeongsan Seowon, a Confucian school established by esteemed scholars to pay tribute to notable Confucian personality Seong-nyong Yu. Your guide will explain how this temple is one of 47 in Korea not destroyed in 1868 during the rule of Daewongun, a Joseon-era imperialist and politician.

Your last stop will be Bongjeongsa Temple, the largest temple in Andong. Relish the unique, elegant atmosphere as you visit several towers and buildings including three-story Stone Pagoda. After your time here, youll be dropped off at your hotel or the shopping district in Seoul, whichever you prefer.

Inclusions for Andong Day Trip: Hahoe Folk Village From Seoul

  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Lunch

Exclusions for Andong Day Trip: Hahoe Folk Village From Seoul

  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A minimum of two people per booking is required

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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8 Traveler Reviews

  • Very interesting tour. Tour guide was fine
    It is a three hour drive from Seoul-a long way.

  • It became a private tour to us. Our tour guide Steven was great! He explained things clearly and very informative. The village itself is a little lack of maintenance but we enjoyed the time there.
    It was a long drive from Seoul to Andong and back. Thanks again Steven!!

  • We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and especially our guide. He picked us up in a private van from our hotel. He was knowledgeable about Korean history, current events, sights, religions, and of course the tour itself. We stopped for a great lunch at a local restaurant where we had Korean traditional meal overlooking the valley and hundreds of huge pots fermenting beans - spectacular. It is a long day, so wear comfortable clothes. Enjoy!

  • This is one of my favorites place during my visit in Korea. The village is well preserved with a very beautiful scenery. Unfortunately we missed the cherry blossom which would have make the view even more beautiful. Our guide Mr. Lee is a very nice and friendly person. He explain lots of things till the end of the tour. I will certainly recommend this tour to anyone who like seeing beautiful scenery and cultural heritage.

  • This was our favorite tour of our trip to Korea. Let me tell you why..

    Despite having a 3 hour drive to get to the Andong region and back every minute at the sites were well worth the visit. We first got a gorgeous view of the Hahoe Village from a nearby cliff face after a short hike.

    Following that we stopped off for a truly spectacular lunch. It was a different style of Korean BBQ and we reckon that this was our favorite meal while on our holiday.

    Next came the Hahoe Mask Museum where we learned about the origin of the Korean painted masks and were treated with a display of masks from around the world.

    Finally we were shuttled over to the Hahoe Village and entered the winding streets. This is a living Korean folk village where the houses remain traditional and we rarely saw any signs of modern living minus cars and some electrical wires. Several of the homes had opened their courtyards so that people could see more of the beautiful structures.

    Lastly we visited an old Confusion Temple that was truly beautiful and learned more about this influence on the Korean way of life.

    We had the same guide as on a previous trip and really enjoyed traveling with him. He spoke constantly giving us great history and background, both modern and ancient, of everything we were seeing. He was great in taking photos and actually getting us both into a photo which for my boyfriend is often near impossible.

  • A bit far from Seoul, it was around 3 hour drive by car and the traffic didn't help. Hahoe Village is quite unique. If you want to see the preserved original Korean houses where some Koreans still live then this tour is a must. You also have lunch the Korean way - you sit on the floor and you have to remove your shoes :

  • Wonderful day tour with so much to see and learn. I had a fantastic guide called Lee from Kim's Tours who looked after me very well and answered all my questions. Pick up from my hotel and drop off was very smooth. A highly recommended tour.

  • Kim Travel was absolutely amazing. Their tours were the best tours of all that we went on while visiting South Korea. The guide was very knowledgeable and we really felt they went out of their way to go above and beyond to teach us about their culture.

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