This 10-hour day trip to Andong, Gyeongsangbukdo offers you chance to visit the center of Korean culture and folk traditions. Stop by'Andong Hahoi Village, well-known for Korean traditional houses,'Byeongsanseowon Confucian Academy, where Korean scholars studied and resided during the Joseon Dynasty, and'Bongjeong Zen Buddhism Temple.
Your professional local tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Seoul.
Your first stop will be'Andong Hahoi Village, famous for its calm and relaxed atmosphere. Surrounded by hills, a river runs right in front of the village. This'village is also famous for Korean traditional mask called Hahoital that is name after name of village itself.
Your next stop is Byeongsan Seowon. Seowon is a Confucian academy where the classic scholar shared their ideas and studied during the Joseon Dynasty. You can see Seowon is built as a friendly Korean traditional house, Hanok. Once you go inside, you will find this place is perfect for study because of its quiet atmosphere,surrounded by many trees.' Byeongsan Seowon is one of the two places in Andong that was not'destroyed during the rule of Daewongun in 1868.
Afterwards,'head to Bongjeong Zen Buddhism Temple. This Buddhism temple built in 12th year of King of Shilly Dynasty, Munmu. Bongjeongsa Temple is the largest temple in Andong and possesses the oldest wooden building in Korea, called Geuknakjeon. There are many of unique heritages inside of temple, such as three-story stone pagoda of Gorye Dynasty and Daewoojeon from Joseon Dynasty. Compare and learn about the pagodas that were built over different dynasties.
This decent Andong tour ends with a hotel drop off.
Note:'This tour requires a'minimum of 3 adults'per booking.'