0m 343 2020-09-10
3193-6, Pungsantaesa-ro Seohu-myeon, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
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'Andong City in Gyeongsangbuk-do Province is a town of culture and folk traditions where one can trace the long history of eminent families. It is also a symbol of time-honored tradition to the extent that the name Andong reminds people of traditional Korean hanok houses. Isangru, an ancient hanok house with a history of 2,590 years, located in the foothills of Mt. Cheondeungsan, served as a venue for the memorial rite for Kim Seon-pyeong, the progenitor of the Andong Kim clan and a meritorious government official during the reign of King Taejo of the Goryeo Dynasty. Isangru, meaning ‘a tall majestic building built on frosty ground’, is a two-story wooden building with a tiled roof characterized by elegant curves that form a half-hipped shape when viewed from the side. The house consists of two accommodations, Taejangtaesa and Isangru, arranged in a ‘ㅁ’ shape. The large door located in the middle of the ground floor offers an open view of the beautiful natural environment including a pine grove, a pond, and wild flowers. Built in 1750, this hanok house shows its age in its wooden pillars, stone walls, and interiors decorated with wooden engraving on the handrail. Guests can stay in a room heated with wood in winter, or in a tent for a different experience in summer. The house has been well maintained with various repair works, and underwent extensive renovations, including the wallpaper and floors, in 2013. Although it is close to a road, the house is surrounded by old trees, creating the impression that it is situated in the middle of a dense forest. A path runs between ancient pine trees on the road leading to the house. There is a pond with water lilies and white lotus flowers in front of the house, while various species of wild flowers including big blue lily turf, plantain lily, montane aster, and asters come into full bloom around the house in their respective seasons. Fully maintained by the Andong Kim clan, Isangru is a large structure that can accommodate many people and is used to hold clan assemblies. This tall building is also used as a venue for concerts, seminars and traditional hands-on experience programs for students, including tea ceremony, masked dance, natural dyeing, hanji (Korean paper) crafts, and filial duty education programs. The house also offers guests a traditional nobleman’s dining table including various wild vegetable dishes for breakfast. Isangru is popular among Korean and foreign guests who want to experience traditional Korean culture or enjoy a relaxing stay with their parents amid beautiful nature. In addition, it is located between Hahoe Folk Village and Dosanseowon Confucian Academy in Andong, and offers easy access to other nearby tourist attractions including Bongjeongsa Temple, which is the oldest wooden building in Korea and is just three minutes’ drive away, and the two-hour-long Dulegil Trail.
1.3 Km 0 2020-11-23
141 Bongjeongsa-gil Seohu-myeon Andong-si Gyeongsangbuk-do
It is a restaurant with a hanok interior. This restaurant's signature menu is set menu with grilled salted mackerel. This Korean dishes restaurant is located in Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do.
2.9 Km 29007 2020-12-04
222, Bongjeongsa-gil, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Bongjeongsa Temple is believed to have been built in 672 by the Great Buddist Monk Ui-Sang. However, other documents seem to state that Neungin Daedeuk, a disciple of Monk Ui-Sang, established the temple. During the Korean War, many documents related to the temple were destroyed, so much of the history has been lost. In 1972, while reconstruction work was being done on Geungnakjeon Hall, records were discovered stating the hall was repaired in 1363. This discovery gave concrete evidence that Geungnakjeon Hall is the oldest wooden building in the nation.
2.9 Km 308 2020-09-10
2830-6, Pungsantaesa-ro Seohu-myeon, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
'Hakbong Head House is the head house of the Uiseong Kim clan and was originally built near Sogyeseodang Village School by Kim Gwang-chan, an 8th-generation descendant of Hakbong Kim Seong-il, in 1762. In 1964, the house was moved to its current location.
The main building (bonchae) was extended from a ‘ㅁ’-shaped structure to a ‘巳’–shape structure. The anchae (women’s quarters) consists of a daecheong (main floored room) measuring 2-kan (a unit of measurement referring to the distance between two columns) on the right, an anbang measuring 2-kan on the left, and kitchen at the end. The upper part of the low-ceilinged kitchen has a gobang (storeroom) in which household goods used to be stored. The daecheong is large compared to the overall size of the house because head houses usually held many ancestral rites.
The Hakbong Head House has an impressive modern garden that was created during construction work carried out when the house was relocated after the Japanese colonial era. The well-maintained garden with its fantastically-shaped trees and rocks also serves as a venue for musical concerts on a regular basis. Guests will surely be fascinated to find out about the history of the people who once inhabited this house and dedicated themselves to the country in times of trouble.
3.1 Km 0 2020-11-26
959-7 Gyeongbuk-daero Andong-si Gyeongsangbuk-do
This is a place where you can enjoy unique steamed bread at an affordable price. This restaurant's signature menu is steamed bun with red bean filling. This Korean dishes restaurant is located in Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do.
3.9 Km 19415 2020-04-03
Icheon-dong, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Maaekseobulsang (Rock-carved Standing Buddha) in Icheon-dong, Andong is also referred to as Jebiwon Statue due to the small temple of the same name nearby. This statue is unique as the head and the body are not carved from the same rock. The head was carved from a different rock then placed over a large rock relief of the Buddha's body. This type of technique is frequently found in those built during the Goryeo dynasty. The distinct features and carving methods that can be observed from this particular statue are speculated to be from the 11th century. Although there is a small amount of damage on the back of the head, the statue is well-preserved overall.
4.2 Km 0 2020-11-27
649-2 Jebiwon-ro Andong-si Gyeongsangbuk-do
It is a place where you can enjoy various kinds of good Korean soup. This Korean dishes restaurant is located in Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do. The representative menu is short rib soup.
4.3 Km 0 2020-11-26
677 Bukpyeong-ro Bukhu-myeon Andong-si Gyeongsangbuk-do
It is a good house with delicious dishes including fresh yams, where side dishes are cooked every morning. This Korean dishes restaurant is located in Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do. The most famous menu is bulgogi.
4.8 Km 2 2020-11-24
539-23 Jebiwon-ro Andong-si Gyeongsangbuk-do
A place with group seats and individual rooms, it is a restaurant well-known for its steamed carp with spicy sauce and bean sprouts. This Korean dishes restaurant is located in Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do. The representative menu is braised carp.
5.3 Km 6 2020-11-20
78-28 Gwiyeori-gil Seohu-myeon Andong-si Gyeongsangbuk-do
A restaurant frequently introduced in Korean gourmet programs. The best menu at this restaurant is set menu with grilled salted mackerel. This Korean dishes restaurant is located in Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do.
6.6 Km 0 2020-11-26
6-2 Hwangtomaeul 1-gil Andong-si Gyeongsangbuk-do
A place where you can enjoy a variety of Chinese dishes. This restaurant's signature menu is noodles in nlack nean sauce. This Chinese (cuisine) restaurant is located in Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do.
1.9 Km 507 2020-08-05
24, Taejangjukheon-gil, Seohu-myeon, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Located near Bongjeongsa Temple in Andong, Gyeongbuk, the Historic House of Jukheon (Gyeongsangbuk-do Folk Cultural Heritage No. 146) was built in 1886 by renowned independence fighter Kim Ga-jin (1846-1922) and sold to Yi Hyeon-chan (courtesy name: Jukheon) in 1890. The house is now used as the shrine (Jaesa) of his family. It would be a great cultural experience for anybody to welcome the rising sun at a historic building such as this.
Meeting the sunrise from this historical heritage is sure to be the highlight of one’s trip. The house follows the square layout characteristic to the late Joseon period houses. The house itself is surrounded by old pine trees that add to the charm of the house.
Jukheon Traditional House has four Korean traditional rooms, namely the 2-person Jukheon Gallery, Study, Elisabeth Room and the 4-person Jukheon Dongnong Room. The house demonstrates the traditional beauty of Korean houses like the wooden platform hall built upon the stone foundations, screens, and roofs with exposed beam. The screens open to the view of the stone fence and the mountains far away. Elizabeth Room was constructed to commemorate the visit of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of United Kingdom to UNESCO World Heritage site Bongjeongsa Temple in 1999. ‘Queen Elizabeth Road’ stretches from the Jukheon Traditional House to the Bongjeongsa Temple, allowing the guests to trace Her Majesty’s visit with their own steps. A mill with a thatched roof, located to the side of the complex, allows the guests to experience the traditional stepping mill. The pillar of the mill building is adorned with flags from all over the world, testifying to the many international visitors who have stayed at the house. Guests can also enjoy a free breakfast of toast, coffee, and other simple fare on the open hall of the building.