Hahoe is the village where the members of Ryu family which originated
from Hahoe Village have lived together for 600 years. 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.
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.
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. Hahoe Village looks like two connected spirals called
Taeguek, a lotus flower floating on the water, and a boat gliding
on the river. This configuration topologically makes the village
a very good residence, so it has been known as a good place to live
in since the time of the Joseon Dynasty. Mountain Hwa which originates
from the Taebaek Mountains and is 271 meters high is located in
the eastern part of the village.
Low hills of the mountain
are stretched to the western part of the village. The location on
which a great zelkova tree 600 years old stands is the highest in
the village. The tree is called Samsindang in which a goddess called
Samsin resides. The houses are faced to the river with the great
tree at the center, so they are located facing various direction.
Considering that many other houses in Korean are faced to the south
or the south-east, the configuration of the houses in Hahoe Village
is greatly contrasted. It is another characteristic thatched thatched
roofed houses are placed in a circula form around tile-roofed houses.
Hahoe Village has conserved Hahoe Byeolsingut Mask Dance
Play performed by the public in general, and Seonyujulbul Nori-a
boat ride and fire paly enjoyed by the nobility called Yangban.
The village conserves many cultural heritages which show Korean
traditional living cultures and ancient architectual styles.
Tourist Information Center 054)852-3588
and Interpretation Desk for Toutists 054)840-6974
Tourism Foundation 054)856-3013
Hahoe Village Superintendent's
257 hahoeri Pungcheonmyeun Andong City(zip
Tel:054)854-3669 Fax: 054)840-6580