The Andong Folk Village was originally a part of the Andong Folk Museum, which was submerged after the Andong Dam was built. The thatched and traditional houses were moved to its current location. At the current entrance of the folk village are two large totem poles with comical carvings of people’s faces. Located next to the gate is a monument inscribed with the poem of famous Andong poet and democracy activist, Lee Yuksa(1904~1944). His most well-known piece of work ‘Gwangya(wild plain)’ is inscribed in the monument. Complete reading…
The fascinating Andong Folk village attracts both tourists and locals in droves. The Andong Folk village was a center of power for the Yangban (aristocrat) class.
The Andong Dam was constructed in 1976. Owing to the construction of the dam the, the maintenance of the cultural relics came under serious threat. Thus these were moved to the Andong Folk Village and Folk Museum. Situated on the southern foot of Samsanbong Peak on Mt. Jirisan, Cheonghakdong Village in South Korea maintains the tradition and culture of Korea. It did not play a role in the tumultuous map of Korea. Continue reading…
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