"YANDONG FOLK VILLAGE, around Gyeongju" South Korea Things to Do Tip by manil51

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  YANDONG FOLK VILLAGE
by manil51
 
 

In this village traditions from the early Chosun Dynasty still remain strong and
unchanged.
This village is a very attractive stop to visit while sightseeing around Kyongju
Many Century-old homes can still be seen in this small old-fashioned village hidden from the main stream of progress. At the turn of the century there were over 300 traditional houses but now fewer than 50 remain. Three larger traditional villas have been designated by the Korean government as Listed Treasures.
Most of these traditional houses belong to either Lee or Sohn families. Lee Eonjuk, whose pen name was Hoejae, was born here in 1491. He became one of the truly
great Confucian Scholars of the Chosun Dinasty.

Directions: Yangdong Village is near the road to Pohang, 17.5 kilometers east of Kyongju city.
At the junction to Angang Town, the road crosses a bridge.
A small lane leads to the right, under the railroad track and directly to the village of Yangdong

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  • Updated Feb 20, 2005
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