From Seoul it will take 3 hrs to get to Andong, 2.5 hrs from Busan or Daejeon and 1 hrs from Daegu by road. Andong' s reputation for internationality comes from the visit of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain. And so the tale goes on, the queen asked to be taken to the most Koranic place in Korea.
She' s been taken to Andong. Travellers arriving from Seoul can either take a high throughput KTX to Daegu and change to the commuter trains, or a half way from Cheongnyangni to Cheongnyangni in Seoul. Andong railway stations are right in the center of the town and most hotel are within 5 minute walking distance.
Located at the railway site are English-speaking personnel, self-service ticketing terminals, a Global ATM and a tourism information center. There is no longer a coach terminal near the railway terminal and in fact it is perhaps 60 min on foot from its old site. Taxis or buses will take you to the town within 10mins.
You can reach Andong very well via the Intercity-Busnet. Coming from East Seoul Terminal in front of Kangbyeon Railway Terminal (metro line 2 line 2 line 2) The busses run every 10~15 min to Andong and take 2h40. Busses run every 40~60 min to Andong and it lasts 2h50.
Daejeon is located east of Daejeon, across the Korean railway from Andong. Purchase your tickets at the Intercity Bus counters (on the right opposite the counters or on the leftside when you enter). Busses run about every 1 hr and the entire journey lasts about 2 hr 10 min.
The last coach departs around 20:00 o'clock. As a matter of fact Andong has a very good schedule website, but it is not web indicated, sighs. Andong' inner town is VERY small and you can get through the center on your way. It'?s not that small a town.
It is best to take a cab from the center of the town from outside the main bus stop, otherwise it is advisable to order one by telephone - ask your local hotels for the telephone number of a legitimate business. Busses connect Andong with the cities and nearby communities. Nearly all busses leave from the road outside the main bus stop and service most sights.
Stop information is in Korean only, but the railway terminal information desk offers a useful timetable with departures, arrivals and departures. The Hahoe Village from the top of Byongdae Cliff. The Andong Hahoe Folk village has well maintained various heritage sites such as domestic and material or immaterial heritage, and the entire community has been named Important Folk Material No. 122, which has also been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2010.
Every home in the country is full of local residents and you can experience the real folklore of Korea. On a regular basis they offer the Korea masque dancing (in summers several days a week, in winters only on Wednesdays). Run around him three of the time and put your wish on a label.
Looking from above shows the whole town and is quite impressive. It is possible to stay in the town from 9.00 to 17.00 during the snow seasons (Nov. ~ Mar.) and from 9.00 to 18.00 during the snow seasons (Apr. ~ Oct.). Leave the main railway from the main regional railway terminus or take No. 46 from the opposite side of the Buy the Way downtown, 150m westwards of the terminus.
During rush hour the busses run approximately every 1-2 hour and please note that the journey lasts 50 min. From 2010, the last two busses returning to Andong during the 2010 festivals will leave at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. respectively. Belongjeongsa is a traditional Chinese Buddha sanctuary on the hillsides of Mount Cheondeung in the town of Andong, North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea.
It is the biggest and the oldest timber house in Andong, Geuknakjeon, in Korea. Interesting and beautiful graffiti and mural painting collections can be found in the area just outside the primary schools (428-3 Sinse-dong, Andong-si / 36°3432?N. 3244?E 128°4432?. 9393?E) in the west Interesting and beautiful graffiti and mural painting collections can be found in the area just outside the primary schools (428-3 Sinse-dong, Andong-si / 36°34329393?E. 32443244?E 128°44329393?E. 93933432?N) in the west part of Andong, 400m northeast of the railway terminal.
As one of the most important historic places of Confucianism in Korea, there are some of them included as tourist attraction on the map of places of interest. The Masl International Masl Festivals in full progress in Andong. Performed at the Hahoe Folk Village. Every October you can also attend the Andong International Mask Dance Festivals, where not only Korea's mask dance, but also various folk dance from all over the globe are performed.
Usually the tourist only visits the major happening in the town of Andong itself, on the banks of the creek (~2 block southern of buses and trains). However, there is plenty of eating and drinking (even whales), and there are many reasonably priced masquerade booths that are designed for kids, but are also highly appreciated by inquisitive foreigners, as the little bloby things you use to embellish the masks are different from anything you can see in the West.
Hahoe second half is over in the Hahoe town ( see above). If you drive to the Haohe town during the Haohe Festivals, take a place on the leftside of the coach to experience a particular treat under the paddy fields. There will be programmes during the event to teach many traditional dancing and masked dancing competitions.
Legendary Andong face pieces are the town' s evident souvenir, although the mass-produced painted copies are available almost everywhere in Korea. Hahoe has a number of specialized stores at the entry to the Hahoe community, so if you are looking for a unique manufactured face shield repeater, try it there.
Some of Andong's specialties include the locals jujimdak (Andong type poultry and lyophane noodles), barbecued salt cod and helljesabap or fake grave eating. Located in "Jjimdak goldok (Chicken restuarant street)" in the center of the town, which is full of small specialized restuarants. Barbecued mackerels can be found all over Andong.
The Andong Soju is one of the specialities of the area. Today, Andong Soju is made from virgin raw materials and the maximal amount of alcohols can be as high as 45%, although it is possible to obtain much less spirituous types that retain their taste. Nocturne area outside the downtown area around an area named Ok-dong or maybe On-Dong.
The Andong has many old buildings that give the visitor a great time. Andong' got his rightful cut of low-rent motels. No. Attempt to look around the area immediately in front of the railhead. As in the whole of Korea, there are many PC Bang cafés in Andong (see boards with PC?) that have fast connection to the web and a state-of-the-art desk for about $1 per person per lesson.