Hahoe Village, Andong

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Some pictures from last year’s Andong Mask Festival.  Me and my friends started in downtown Andong at the festival grounds, but the real fun began at nearby Hahoe Folk Village.

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I did my best to follow the story of this performance, which was a traditional comedy that involved freshly castrated bull testicles.  What I really enjoyed though was the music — very percussive and intense.

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Another cool thing was the village itself, which is actually both a living history museum and a working set of farms.  The farmers did their best to obscure the satellite dishes on top of their straw thatched roofs.

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Walking around the village you’ll see older residents carrying out traditional tasks like weaving and milling.

112There was an ancient town tree, upon which you could tie a wish.

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Hahoe Village is famous for a visit from Queen Elizabeth, who called it “the most Korean place in Korea.”  And she’s probably right — it’s beautiful, interesting, peaceful, and just a bit cheesy.  Korea, indeed.

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2 Responses to Hahoe Village, Andong

  1. window says:

    I missed our preasent travel. Time went too fast.
    we are going to see next semaster soon.

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