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$205.70 Cultural & Theme Tours

Andong Day Trip: Hahoe Folk Village from Seoul

You’ll 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 bird’s-eye view of Hahoe Folk Village; you’ll learn how the name of this cliff, meaning ‘lotus,’ is said to reflect the village’s 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, you’ll be dropped off at your hotel or the shopping district in Seoul, whichever you prefer.

$450 Cultural & Theme Tours

2 Day: Rakkojae Korean Cultural Heritage Tour - Via Andong Hahoe Folk Village

Day 1 09:00 Pick-up from hotel in Seoul or GIMPO airport (KRW100,000 supplement for pick-up from INCHEON airport) 12:00 Lunch at 'Hwaryeon' in Andong (Korean course menu featuring rice wrapped in a lotus leaf) 13:45 Arrival at the UNESCO World Heritage Site 'Andong Hahoe Folk Village' (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1324) 14:00 Viewing of National Intangible Cultural Heritage 'Hahoe Mask Dance' (replaced by a visit to the Hahoe World Mask Museum on days where there is no performance scheduled) 15:30 Check-in to Rakkojae Andong (Hahoe) & free time to tour the village 16:30 Visit 'Byungsan Seowon' (an ancient Confucian academy with architectural beauty that enhances the natural scenery, promising to be an unforgettable experience) 17:30 Visit 'Buyongdae' (a vantage point that allows one to experience the breathtaking panorama of the Nakdong river wrapping around the Hahoe Folk Village) 18:30 Dinner in the Hahoe Folk Village marketplace ('Andong Jjimdak' braised chicken in sweet and spicy soy sauce & 'Andong Gangodeungeo' roasted salt cured mackerel) Day 2 08:00 Breakfast at Rakkojae Andong (Hahoe) 10:00 Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site 'Bongjeongsa' (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1562/) 13:30 Lunch at 'Sonamu Jeongwon' ('Ssambab' spicy pork rice wraps) 15:00 Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site 'Hwaseong Fortress' (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/817/) 18:30 Arrival in Seoul (KRW100,000 supplement for drop-off at INCHEON airport)

$244 Cultural & Theme Tours

Andong Cultural Day Trip from Seoul

Get picked up by air-conditioned minivan from your Seoul hotel at 7am to begin the 3-hour drive to Andong. Upon arrival, begin your day with a visit to Buyongdae Cliff, known for its beautiful views of Hahoe Village from the mountain. Walk with your guide down to Hwacheon Seowon to see some traditional houses once owned by scholars during the Joseon Dynasty. Take a break at a local tea house before paying a visit to the Hahoe Mask Museum, where you'll learn about both traditional Korean masks – considered a national treasure – and masks from around the globe. Keep an eye out for some trinkets or souvenirs from the local shops and street vendors before lunch.After walking up an appetite, stop to enjoy a typical Andong lunch of salted mackerel (gangodeungeo), rice, bean soup, and a variety of side dishes. Next, spend some time walking around the UNESCO-listed Hahoe Village, one of Korea's most representative historic clan villages, before heading back to Seoul, where you'll be dropped back at your hotel at around 6pm.All entrance fees are included, but drinks are at your own expense. A fair amount of walking is involved, so please wear comfortable shoes.Please note: A minimum of 3 people per booking is required.

$959 Private & Custom Tours

5D4N Korea Cultural Heritage immersion Private Tour

Depart from your hotel in Seoul then visit a town with the background of natural circumstance and Confucianist culture. Andong Hahoe Village, a UNESCO cultural heritage. The Hahoe Mask Dance Performance is shown by characters with humorous masks on such as a nobleman, a Buddhist monk, a bride, farmers, a cow slaughterer, and a sarcastic lad. Walking through the small alleys enclosed with short walls and various types of traditional houses, you will feel peace and stillness in this 600-year-old town. After Andong tour, we stay one night in Gyeongju The Commodore hotel or GG Tourist hotel. On day 2 we visit the capital of the Silla Kingdom, the longest surviving kingdom in the history of the peninsula, for almost 1000 years. As Buddhism played a crucial role in strengthening royal authority and unifying the people, it naturally made Gyeongju the home of the greatest Buddhist art treasures. The whole city is a UNESCO cultural heritage , let’s have an opportunity to feel relaxed and refreshed in this calming, peaceful old-fashioned city embraced by high royal tombs and historical relics. Today, we check-in at hotel in Busan Arban or Crown Harbor. On day 3 relaxing in Busan, you can choose to visit a unique temple Beomeosa temple or Haedong Yonggungsa temple. Beomeosa means temple of the Nirvana fish, it builds on the slopes of Geumjeong mountain. Haedong Yonggunsa temple means Dragon palace temple, it is one of the rarest temples in Korea and it’s near the coastlines! On day 4, visit the Haeinsa temple and Jeonju Hanok Village. The Haeinsa temple which has been appointed as a universal cultural heritage since 1995 for its many cultural properties and historical remains. This temple is located on Gaya mountain, the most complete collection of Buddhist texts, engraved on 80,000 woodblocks between 1237 and 1248. Before hotel check-in in JWyndham Jeonju Hotel or similar , let’s explore the Jeonju Hanok Village. There are over 800 Korean traditional Houses located in a district of narrow alleys. While the rest of the city has been industrialized, the Hanok village retains its historical charms and traditions. Last day of this private trip. Visit Dweeungbark village, it is not the Hanok village or folk village, it provides a magnificent view with a thousand jars full of the sauces. You will learn the Korean traditional sauce culture and making the Korean style Chili pepper sauce. Next stop is Suwon city, you can meet a UNESCO cultural heritage called Suwon Hwaseong Fortress. This castle was established in 1796 for a temporary palace by Jeong jo, 22nd king of Joseon dynasty. After a 5 days trip, back to Seoul continue your own itinerary.

$200 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Trip to Andong Hahoi Village from Seoul

Your professional local tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Seoul. Your first stop will be Andong Hahoi Village, famous for its calm and relaxed atmosphere. Surrounded by hills, a river runs right in front of the village. This village is also famous for Korean traditional mask called Hahoital that is name after name of village itself.Your next stop is Byeongsan Seowon. Seowon is a Confucian academy where the classic scholar shared their ideas and studied during the Joseon Dynasty. You can see Seowon is built as a friendly Korean traditional house, Hanok. Once you go inside, you will find this place is perfect for study because of its quiet atmosphere,surrounded by many trees.  Byeongsan Seowon is one of the two places in Andong that was not destroyed during the rule of Daewongun in 1868.Afterwards, head to Bongjeong Zen Buddhism Temple. This Buddhism temple built in 12th year of King of Shilly Dynasty, Munmu. Bongjeongsa Temple is the largest temple in Andong and possesses the oldest wooden building in Korea, called Geuknakjeon. There are many of unique heritages inside of temple, such as three-story stone pagoda of Gorye Dynasty and Daewoojeon from Joseon Dynasty. Compare and learn about the pagodas that were built over different dynasties.This decent Andong tour ends with a hotel drop off.Note: This tour requires a minimum of 3 adults per booking.  

$1351.20 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Discovering Korea - 10-day Self-Guided Tour

Included in your package: 09 nights accommodation in 3/4* hotels Airport transfers by private minivan with non-english speaking driver Standard sedan car rental for 7 days, pick up at Seoul Station and Drop off at Busan Station (can be adjusted) KTX tickets from Busan to Seoul (standard class) 01| ARRIVAL                      Welcome at your arrival by your private driver and transfer to your hotel | Check-in to hotel (from 3PM) and enjoy the day at your convenience. Suggested itinerary: Gyeongbok Royal Palace, National Folk Museum.Overnight: Seoul 3* Hotel02| SEOUL Free day in Seoul. Suggested itinerary: The Changdeok Palace and its magnificent Garden, the Jongmyo Shrine Sanctuary, BukchonHanok Village, Insadong Alley, N Seoul Tower. Overnight: Seoul 3* Hotel03| SUWON - Mt. SONGNIAfter enjoying breakfast, check out of the hotel. Pick up your car at the car rental centre located nearby Seoul Station.Suggested itinerary: Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon City or Korean Folk village, Songnisan National Park, Beopjusa temple.Overnight: Cheongju 3* Hotel04| CHEONGJU - ANDONG Transfer to Andong. Suggested itinerary: Early Printing Museum, Dosanseowon confucian school, Hahoe Folk Village, Buyongdae cliff. Overnight: Andong 3* Hotel05| HAEINSA - DAEGU Transfer to Haeinsa. Suggested itinerary: Haeinsa temple, Daegu City, Oriental Medicine Museum, Oriental Medicine MarketOvernight: Daegu 3* Hotel06| GYEONGJU Free day to discover Gyeongju, also called the open-air museum. Suggested itinerary: Bulguksa temple, Seokguram Grotto.Overnight: Gyeongju 3* Hotel07| GYEONGJUSuggested itinerary: Cheomseongdae Observatory, the Tumuli Park, the Gyeongju National Museum, Anapji.Overnight: Gyeongju 3* Hotel08| BUSAN Suggested itinerary: Tongdosa Temple, the Jagalchi fish Market, Nampodong streets, Busan Tower, the Haeundae beach.Overnight: Busan 3* Hotel09| SEOUL Morning free for more visit of Busan. In early afternoon drop your car off at the Busan station car rental centre. Take the KTX back to Seoul.Overnight: Seoul 3* Hotel10| DEPARTURE End of servicePick up from your hotel and transfer to the airport