- Andong, the capital of the korean spirit
- An-dong is the most traditional city like a hometown in Korea. As for An-dong, there are special differences which are folk, academical, and spiritual capital of Korea. Over 600 years’ history walked together with Korean unique cultures which were mixed with Confucius, Buddhism, and folk cultures. This unique culture produced a special festival and architectures in An-dong. An attractive festival and cultural properties have been enticing many travelers from domestic areas and international countries.
- In 1999, Queen of Elizabeth Ⅱ of UK visited Hahoe folk village in An-dong and told that she got a deep impression. Not only her but a lot of each countries’ national guest visited An-dong. Traveling Korea is special memory but traveling An-dong will be the most unforgettable memory in your life. We already prepared proper and economic courses to serve travelers, so you will enjoy and taste a special and unique perfume of An-dong. Come and see and taste! An-dong city and we are waiting for you.
- All about An-dong
Korea has over 5000years history. An-dong walks together with Korea’s history. It is because An-dong had developed not only traditional and cultural but intangible cultural properties through such a long history. In relation with Chinese culture, An-dong developed a unique culture which was mixed with Confucius, Buddhism, and folk.
This is the reason why people call An-dong a spiritual capital city of Korea. There are representative cultural properties- architectures of an ancient Korean state, the academical Confucian fountain of Choson dynasty, abundant folk assets, and architectures.
Among cultural properties, there are 5 national treasures, 2 historical vestige, and 25 important folk texts. It says An-dong has most many cultural properties in Korea. An-dong Mask Dance Festival is the number one festival of provincial festivals in Korea. (Approval of Korea government in 2009)