After a morning hotel pickup in Seoul, enjoy an air-conditioned ride to the city of Andong. Drive through Hahoe Folk Village, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Learn to identify Joseon-style architectural features and see the Byelsingut Mask Dance, performed to wish happiness and a good harvest for the village.
Continue on to Buyongdae Cliff, which rises to approximately 64 meters. From the summit, enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the Hahoe Folk Village and discover how the name of this cliff, which means 'lotus,' is believed to reflect the village's shape of a lotus flower.
The next stop will be the Hahoe Mask Museum, which displays not only Hahoe masks, but other traditional masks from around the world. Tour the museum with a guide and learn what each mask represents, as well as the history of mask dances.
Following lunch at a local restaurant, continue to Byeongsan Seowon, a Confucian school established by scholars to pay tribute to Seong-nyong Yu, a scholar-official of the Joseon Dynasty and a notable Confucian personality. This temple is one of 47 in Korea that was not destroyed during the rule of Daewongun in 1868.
The final stop will be Bongjeongsa Temple, the second-oldest building in all of Korea and the largest temple in Andong. Visit several of the towers and buildings, including the popular 3-story Stone Pagoda.
The tour ends with a Seoul hotel or shopping district drop-off.