Andong Maskdance Itinerary

Andong Tours and Travels

About Andong

Andong’s peaceful, rural surroundings are in stark contrast to the buzz of Seoul. Set in the heart of Gyeongsangbuk-do, Andong is noted for having preserved much of its traditional spirit. A great place to see Korean traditions unfold is the cultural village of Hahoe, where the noble Ryu family originated and have lived for the past 600 years. A UNESCO world heritage site, it boasts traditional buildings, beautiful surroundings and a range of cultural activities. A visit to Andong and Hahoe Village are a great opportunity to take in the local culture and learn a thing or two about Korea’s rich heritage.

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Every Autumn Andong plays host to a Mask Dance Festival and a Folk Festival. Spectators at the Maskdance Festival can witness traditional Korean plays acted out using ancient wooden masks. The masks themselves can be a little scary as they tend to have moveable jaws and so can display more types of emotion - but it is a fascinating insight into the local culture. The Folk Festival attracts all sorts of acts including a group of local women who get together and form a human bridge whilst another woman walks across it. This is one game that men are not allowed to participate in.

Other popular excursions available in Andong include paying a visit to the Jirye Arts Village where various events take place over the course of the year, such as kimchi-making workshops. The Dosan Confucian Academy is another place of note and is well worth taking the time to explore. Finally, visitors to Andong might want to check out the exquisite Bongjeongsa Temple. With so much to see and do, travellers are sure to leave Andong feeling culturally enlightened.

Andong Tours

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Andong Hotels

If you are planning a Andong holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Andong Hotel Andong

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

This centrally located hotel is a charming property with a free WiFi connection and free parking. Guest rooms are spacious, air conditioned and tastefully decorated, ensuring a comfortable night's sleep for all guests. A range of modern amenities are available in the rooms, including a hair dryer, mini-fridge and flat screen TV. Dozens of restaurants, as well as the local market, are just a short walk from the hotel, making dining out a simple endeavour. The Andong Soju and Andong Folk museums are also just a short distance from the hotel.

Andong Park Hotel Andong

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

This comfortable accommodation is a popular choice for those travelling through Andong. Each room is air-conditioned and comes equipped with a kettle and en suite facilities. Bathrobes and slippers are also provided for added touch of home comfort. Guests are welcomed by smiling staff at the 24 hour reception desk and business travellers can make use of the onsite meeting room. Free WiFi is available throughout the complex and parking is also provided free of charge.

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