After the Pohang Steelers game last week and a busy teaching week, I was ready for some culture. It'd been a few weeks since Leigh and I went to Gyeongju to see Anapji Pond, so every now and then I get a craving to see something I could only see in Korea. My friend Jenn had a great idea to visit Andong. I hadn't been, but am always up to explore a new place so, bright and early Saturday morning (we're talking 7:45AM) we met and scooter'd to the bus terminal.
Andong is known as a centre of culture and folk traditions. The surrounding area maintains many ancient traditions, so in mid October there's an Andong Mask Festival, which I missed last year, but really want to make sure I go this year. The Hahoe Folk Village is perhaps the most notable folk village in South Korea.
We got a jumpstart on the day and it was only up from there - here are pictures of the folk village. As usual, it's really hard to capture the experience in still shots, but it was a really neat experience to be in such a serene place, and see people living so minimally.
|Andong Waygook Crew - Lia, Brenden, Jenn, and me|
|Love the mountains in the background|
|awesome swing mid Folk Village :)|
|Jenn under these beams that had been put in place to help the tree stand - love her!|
Awesome day in Andong! :) Can't wait to go back in October for the Mask Festival