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Gyeongju Yangdong Village [UNESCO World Heritage] (경주 양동마을 [유네스코 세계문화유산])

  • Gyeongju Yangdong Village [UNESCO World Heritage] (경주 양동마을 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Gyeongju Yangdong Village [UNESCO World Heritage] (경주 양동마을 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Gyeongju Yangdong Village [UNESCO World Heritage] (경주 양동마을 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Gyeongju Yangdong Village [UNESCO World Heritage] (경주 양동마을 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Gyeongju Yangdong Village [UNESCO World Heritage] (경주 양동마을 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Address 93, Yangdongmaeul-gil, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
    경상북도 경주시 강동면 양동마을길 134
  • Type Old Houses/ Birth houses/Folk Villages
  • Inquiries • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
    (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    • For more info: +82-54-762-2630
  • Homepage yangdong.invil.org (Korean only)
    www.cha.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Gyeongju Yangdong Village is Korea’s largest traditional village, showcasing the traditional culture of the Joseon Dynasty and the beautiful natural surroundings. Thanks to its many cultural heritages, including treasures, national treasures, and folklore materials, the entire village has been designated as a cultural heritage site. Many people have visited this village to see its wealth of cultural heritages and scenic surroundings. Charles, Prince of Wales, visited this village in 1993.

    Seolchangsan Mountain and its four spines of mountains can be seen beyond the village. Approximately 160 old houses and 500-year-old thatched-roof cottages are nestled within the valley. Fifty-four of these homes, are over 200 years old and have been excellently preserved in their original state, offering a rare opportunity to view a variety of unique Korean traditional houses in person.

    Current Status
    Important Folklore Cultural Heritage No.189 (Designated December 24, 1984)
    UNESCO World Heritage (Designated July 31, 2010)

    Closed
    N/A (Open all year round)

    Tour Course Information
    - Tour Route 1 (Hachon): Allakjeong Lecture Hall - Ihyangjeong Pavilion – Ganghakdang Village School – Simsujeong Pavilion (20 minute hike)
    - Tour Route 2 (Mulbonggol): Mucheomdang House – Daeseongheon House – Mulbong Peak – Mulbong Hill – Yeonggwijeong Lecture Hall – Seolcheonjeongsa Pavilion (1 hour hike)
    - Tour Route 3 (Hill at the Back of Sujoldang): Gyeongsan Confucian School – Yuguijeong House - Naegok Hill – Sujoldang House (30 minute hike)
    - Tour Route 4 (Naegok): Geunam Old House – Sangchunheon House – Sahodang House – Seobaekdang Village School – Nakseondang Village School (1 hour hike)
    - Tour Route 5 (Dugok): Dugok Old House – Yeongdang Shrine – Donghojeong House (30 minute hike)
    - Tour Route 6 (Hyangdan): Jeongchungbigak House - Hyangdan House - Gwangajeong Pavilion - Suunjeong Pavillion (1 hour hike)
    - Must-visit Route: Hyangdan House – Gwangajeong Pavilion – Mucheomdang House - Seobaekdang Village School

    Activity Information
    Traditional cultural experience

    Operating Hours
    April-October 09:00-19:00 / November-March 09:00-18:00

    Parking Facilities
    Temporary parking lot available

    Admission Fees
    Individual: Adults 4,000 won / Teenagers 2,000 won / Children 1,500 won
    Groups: Adults 3,400 won / Teenagers 1,700 won / Children 1,200 won
    * Groups (30 or more)
    * Free admission (with ID): Senior citizens (ages 65 and older), preschoolers (ages 6 and under)

    Available Facilities
    Convenience store, traditional accomodations

    Restrooms
    Available

    Parking Fees
    Free

    Interpretation Services Offered
    Available with prior reservation (English, Japanese, Chinese)

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