Welcome to Yangdong Folk Village
Designated as a cultural preservation area, the entire photogenic village (replete with stone walls, straw-thatched roofs and green gardens) is a photographer’s dream. Set aside a half-day to admire the 180 or so houses typical of the yangban class – a largely hereditary class based on scholarship and official position. Most of the homes here are still lived in, so you need to observe the usual courtesies when looking around; some of the larger mansions stand empty and are open to the public. There are no entry fees to any of the buildings. Descriptive plaques with English explanations can be found outside some of the more important structures.