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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Historic Villages of Korea: Hahoe and Yangdong, South Korea

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] The Historic Villages of Hahoe and Yangdong are a World Heritage Site in South Korea.


Hahoe Folk Village, South Korea
Hahoe Folk Village, South Korea
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The Hahoe Folk Village preserves the architecture nof the Joseon peirod, along with folk traditions, manuscripts and Korean culture. It is located in Andong, in Gyeongsangbuk-do. The village was established by the Yu clan in the 16th century, and has remained a one-clan village ever since. Manya of its original structures are still standing.

The Yangdong Folk Village also preserves traditions from the Joseon Dynasty. It is located in Gangdong-myeon, about 16 km to the northeast of Gyeongju. The village preserves examples of the Korean aristocratic lifestyle and Neo-Confucian tradition. Yongdong was founded in the 15th century. Its founder, Son So, is an illustrious Korea family that has produced one of the eighteen sages of Korea.


Yangdong Folk Village, South Korea
Yangdong Folk Village, South Korea
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Historic Villages of Korea: Hahoe and Yangdong was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 34th session of the World Heritage Committee in Brasilia, Brazil, 25 July - 3 August, 2010.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N36 32 21 E128 31 0
Inscription Year: 2010
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: III, IV


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