|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
|Location||Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea|
|Part of||Historic Villages of Korea: Hahoe and Yangdong|
|Criteria||Cultural: (iii), (iv)|
|Inscription||2010 (34th session)|
|Area||500 ha (1,200 acres)|
|Revised Romanization||Andong Hahoe Ma-eul|
|McCune–Reischauer||Andong Hahoe Maŭl|
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." 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.
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Hahoe Folk Village
Place in South Korea