Hahoe Folk Village World Heritage Site

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Hahoe Village
UNESCO World Heritage Site
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Hahoe Village
LocationAndong, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
Part ofHistoric Villages of Korea: Hahoe and Yangdong
CriteriaCultural: (iii), (iv)
Reference1324-001
Inscription2010 (34th session)
Area500 ha (1,200 acres)
Websitewww.hahoe.or.kr
Coordinates36°32′21″N 128°31′0″E / 36.53917°N 128.51667°E / 36.53917; 128.51667Coordinates: 36°32′21″N 128°31′0″E / 36.53917°N 128.51667°E / 36.53917; 128.51667
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationAndong Hahoe Ma-eul
McCune–ReischauerAndong Hahoe Maŭl
Hahoe Folk Village is located in South Korea
Hahoe Folk Village
Location of Hahoe Folk Village in South Korea

The Hahoe Folk Village (Korean: 안동하회마을) is a traditional village from the Joseon Dynasty. The 'Ha' is short for river and 'hoe' means to 'turn around, return, come back.[1]" The village is a valuable part of Korean culture because it preserves Joseon period-style architecture, folk traditions, valuable books, and an old tradition of clan-based villages.

The village is located in Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do. To the north of the village is Buyongdae Cliff while Mt. Namsan lies to the south. The village is organized around the geomantic guidelines of pungsu (Korean feng shui) and so the village has the shape of a lotus flower or two interlocking comma shapes.

The village is listed by the South Korean government with UNESCO as a World Heritage Site with Yangdong Folk Village in 2010.[2]


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