Andong Gunja Village (Historic Site of Ocheon) (안동 군자마을(오천유적지) - Area information - Korea travel information

Andong Gunja Village (Historic Site of Ocheon) (안동 군자마을(오천유적지)

Andong Gunja Village (Historic Site of Ocheon) (안동 군자마을(오천유적지)

3.3 Km    17914     2020-05-08

29, Gunjari-gil, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
+82-54-852-5414

The Ye-an branch of the Gwangsan Kim clan’s founder, Sir Hyo-ro Kim created this village Descendents of the family have resided in the village ever since. In 1974, when the Andong Dam was constructed, the village was moved from Ye-an Myeon, Andong to Waryong Myeon, Andong in its original form. Located between these two points are the designated national cultural heritage sites of Takcheongjeong Pavilion and Hujodang Annexed House.
On display at the Sungwongak Pavilion Exhibition Hall are rare archives from the family’s history. Some of these documents on display include family records, estate documents and servant records. Among these writings, there are 7 varieties of ancient writings showing up in 429 pieces. There are also 13 varieties showing up in 61 records that are designated treasures.

Takcheongjeong Pavilion
The pavilion was constructed in 1541 by the Ye-an branch of the head of Gwangsan Kim clan. The pavilion is unique from others in that it is rather stately. It remains a highly treasured and important cultural landmark. During the Joseon dynasty, noted calligrapher Ho Han named the pavilion 'Takcheongjeong.'

Hujodang Annexed living quarters
This house belongs to the head residence of the Ye-an branch of the Gwangsan Kim clan. The exact age of the house in unknown but it was built by Bupil Kim who lived from 1516~1577. This structure was built separately from the main house. The annexed living quarters were divided into interior and exterior areas. The exterior quarters were used for the male head of the household as a place for relaxation or social gatherings. The interior quarters were used as a place for elderly women or girls of marriage age to stay. Hujodang Annexed living quarters were exterior quarters.

Dongak Golgeumjae Garden(동악골금재가든)

Dongak Golgeumjae Garden(동악골금재가든)

6.9 Km    1     2020-10-15

166 Dongakgol-gil Waryong-myeon Andong-si Gyeongsangbuk-do
+82-54-855-9380

It is a famous restaurant for maeuntang (fish stew), which produces tastes by boiling it in a stone pot. This Korean dishes restaurant is located in Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do. The most famous menu is spicy catfish stew.

Rock-carved Standing Buddha in Icheon-dong, Andong (안동 이천동 마애여래입상)

Rock-carved Standing Buddha in Icheon-dong, Andong (안동 이천동 마애여래입상)

8.2 Km    19403     2020-04-03

Icheon-dong, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
+82-54-840-5225

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.

Andongho Lake (안동호)

Andongho Lake (안동호)

8.2 Km    4123     2020-09-16

Hoban-ro, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
+82-54-856-3013

Known as a popular fishing spot and recreation site, Andongho Lake is an man-made lake created by obstructing the upper stream of the Nakdonggang River as part of the government’s Four Major Rivers Restoration Project. Andong Dam is the second largest dam in Korea, following Soyanggang Dam. The x_height of the dam is 83 meters and the length is 612 meters.

The landscape surrounding Andongho Lake is nothing short of magnificent. There is a dock for boats on the lake, which is also popular as a fishing destination. Bass caught here are especially strong and tasty. An international bass fishing tournament is held here every year. There are also tourist attractions nearby such as the Dosanseowon Confucian Academy and Andong Hahoe Folk Village.

Andong Dam (안동댐)

Andong Dam (안동댐)

8.3 Km    5947     2020-05-15

31, Hoban-ro, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
+82-1577-0600

Andong Dam is a multipurpose dam on the Nakdonggang River. The dam was constructed to prevent flood damage to the downstream region and to procure water for agricultural, industrial, and residential purposes. Construction of the dam started in April 1971 and was completed in October 1976.

Seoksong Garden(석송가든)

Seoksong Garden(석송가든)

8.3 Km    1     2020-10-15

539-23 Jebiwon-ro Andong-si Gyeongsangbuk-do
+82-54-841-7000

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.

An dong gotak Esanru [Korea Quality] / 안동고택 이상루 [한국관광 품질인증]

An dong gotak Esanru [Korea Quality] / 안동고택 이상루 [한국관광 품질인증]

8.6 Km    340     2020-09-10

3193-6, Pungsantaesa-ro Seohu-myeon, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
+82-54-843-3328 / +82-10-3522-1542

'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.

Andong Folk Village & Andongho Lake (안동민속촌과 안동호)

Andong Folk Village & Andongho Lake (안동민속촌과 안동호)

8.8 Km    27881     2020-08-11

Seonggok-dong, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
+82-54-840-6547

On the other side of the subsidiary dam of Andong Dam, thatched houses can be sparsely seen on a hilltop. The area is the folk scene site where an outdoor museum is built. At the entrance of the outdoor museum two jangseungs (traditional Korean totem poles) are set, followed by a monument inscribed with the poem of famous Andong poet and democracy activist, Lee Yuk-sa. On the monument, his noted works “Gwangya” (Wild Plain) is carved.

Near the Dam, are the Andong Folk Village, Andong Museum, Lee Yuk-sa Monument, a filming site of “Taejo Wanggeon,” and Andongho Lake.

Andong Folk Museum (안동민속박물관)

Andong Folk Museum (안동민속박물관)

8.8 Km    22519     2020-05-08

13, Minsokchon-gil, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
+82-54-821-0649

Andong Folk Museum is where you can experience Confucian culture and traditional games of Korea. Andong is famous for Confucian culture and the four traditional ceremonies (the ceremonies of coming of age, marriage, funeral and ancestral worship). Here you can view the lifestyles of the past and important cultural treasures. The indoor museum is segmented into three exhibit halls. At Exhibit Hall 1, the process of going from the birth of a baby to childhood is displayed. At Exhibit Hall 2, the process of becoming an adult to the rituals of death and funeral is displayed. At Exhibit Hall 3, the daily life and traditional games are displayed in small models. Including old farming tools and cloth making process, the folk relics of this museum add up to 3,700 artifacts. There is also a visual system for videos. After you look through the indoor exhibits, head outside to the outdoor exhibits. The outdoor exhibit is a park complex, made of folk houses and cultural assets moved to this site. You will see exhibits representing the Andong lifestyle such as a stone house, a straw roofed, mud-hut and a watermill.

CHIAMGOTAEK [Korea Quality] / 치암고택 [한국관광 품질인증]

CHIAMGOTAEK [Korea Quality] / 치암고택 [한국관광 품질인증]

8.9 Km    4347     2020-09-08

297-10, Toegye-ro, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
+82-54-858-4411, +82-10-3530-4413

Chiam Old House in Anmak-dong, Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do is an old traditional Korean house once owned by Lee Man-hyeon(pen name Chiam) who was the 11th-generation descendant of “Toegye” Yi Hwang, one of the most prominent Korean Confucian scholars of the Joseon Dynasty and a high-ranking government official during the reign of King Gojong. This house was originally located in Wonchon-ri, Dosan-myeon but was relocated to its current location in 1976 after a flood caused by the collapse of Andong Dam. Chiam Old House consists of 22 rooms, 5 gates, and 1 detached building. The main building is taller than the detached building. One of the unique features of this detached building is that it has both gable roof and gambrel roof on either side. Listed as Gyeongsangbuk-do Folklore Material No. 11, Chiam Old House now serves as a guesthouse for those wishing to experience an old traditional Korean house. The rooms that are open to guests are “Seongmyeongjae,” “Gyeongeopjae,” and “Nakseongdang.” The large room called “Bakkatchae,” or outer building, is the most comfortable one to stay in for a night, since it's furnished with kitchen, TV, air conditioner, and bathroom. “Seongmyeongjae” means “honesty and integrity” in Korean. It’s an “ondol (Korean floor heating system)” room typical of any traditional Korean house, where you have to sleep on the floor. "Gyeongeopjae" is the most popular one among the guests, and its name means “unselfish and reverent.” The rooms next to the gate called “Ilgeonjae,” “Seokcheonjae,” and “Hakgujae” located along the wall are great places to stay if you want to see the surroundings and the old house at the same time. “Jamnyongdang” on the east side of the main building is named after the small pond in the yard, and it means “to strive to be a man of virtue like the dragon flying in the sky.” There are lots of beautiful flowers in the small garden in complete harmony with the old house and surrounding mountains, making it a great place to take a leisurely walk as you experience the history.

Heotjesabap Kkachi Gunmeongjip (헛제사밥까치구멍집 )

Heotjesabap Kkachi Gunmeongjip (헛제사밥까치구멍집 )

9.0 Km    18796     2020-04-21

203, Seokju-ro, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
+82-54-821-1056

Heotjesabap Kkachi Gumeongjip is a popular restaurant located in Andong, serving yangbansang (yangban table set) fit for the aristocracy. The restaurant interior design features a traditional hanok floor, bringing the aristocratic feeling to life. One of the most popular dishes is hoetjesabap (Andong-style bibimbap). Heotjesabap coloring is not vibrant, but the dish is flavorful, with vegetables and jeon (savory pancakes) piled atop rice. The restaurant, with traditional tiles and designs, producing a feel of gentle harmony and overall traditional beauty coupled with a modern feel.

Andong School of Korean Etiquette (안동예절학교)

0m    12377     2019-12-06

1333-5, Toegye-ro, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
+82-54-841-0511

Andong School of Korean Etiquette, which is located in Andong, is a mecca of Korea's Confucian customs and provides an opportunity to experience traditional Korean etiquette.

In addition to Korean traditional etiquette, Andong School of Korean Etiquette also teaches tea etiquette and traditional Korean music using instruments such as janggu and gayageum. Students can also experience the joy of learning how to play folk games such as yunnori and kite-flying. The school offers a wide variety of hands-on programs related to Korea's traditions and customs such as mask dance, paper craft, cooking, wedding, and eco-rafting on Nakdonggang River.

There are other popular tourist attractions nearby such as Dosanseowon Confucian Academy, Forest Science Museum and Yi Yuk-sa Literary Hall.