|Andong Hahoe Doenjang Village (안동 하회된장마을)|
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|Andong Hahoe Doenjang Village is located by the crossroad of Hahoe Village and Byeongsanseowon Confucian Academy in Pungcheon-myeon, Andong-si. The village is built purely of red clay and the villagers are devoted to preserving the 600 year-long tradition of doenjang (fermented soybean paste) making.
Over 3,000 large jars used for storing doenjang will greet visitors at the village entrance. Highlights of the village include a red clay storage room capable of storing around 100 tons of soybeans, a giant iron pot for boiling up to 100 kilograms of beans at once, and a large glass drying room used for hanging meju (fermented soybean blocks) to dry. Using these features, doenjang is made by boiling domestically produced soybeans and shaping them into blocks of meju, which are then left to ferment and dry for 2 to 3 months.
The village facilities are comprised of an exhibition center at the entrance, a production center, and two drying rooms. The exhibition center invites visitors to sample various fermented soybean condiments and displays all the products made in this village. The drying rooms are specially designed to allow maximum sunlight and ventilation. Finally, the production center preserves the traditional methods of making doenjang such as boiling soybeans in a giant iron pot and fermenting meju in a ondolbang (a room with the Korean floor heating system).
|N/A (Open all year round)|
|Approx. 1 hr|
|From Central City Terminal, take an express bus bound for Andong.
(First bus 6:10, last bus 22:00, travel time 2 hr 50 min)
From the terminal, cross the street and take Bus 46 (Andong, Pungsan, Hahoe Village).
Get off at Hahoe Village Bus Stop (26 bus stops).
Exit in the opposite direction of the bus and walk for 470m. (7 min)