Historic Villages of Korea: Yangdong and Hahoe

Yangdong and Hahoe Folk VillagesLocation: Near Andong and Gyeongju, South Korea

Visited: Sept, 2010, Oct, 2013

Site Type: Cultural

Inscribed: 2010

Opinion and Background:

Historic, average, gorgeous, bland, amazing, underwhelming, overwhelming! There are so many conflicting words that come to mind when I want to describe these two folk villages. How do you evaluate two places as a single entity when they give you completely different feelings? While Yangdong made me wonder why this was even considered “World Heritage Site” worthy, Hahoe is officially, my new favorite place in Korea. Read more