Yangdong Folk Village – Is Korea’s largest traditional village, showcasing the traditional culture of the Joseon Dynasty


Yangdong Folk Village

Yangdong Folk Village

Yangdong Folk Village is a traditional village from the Joseon Dynasty. The village is located in Gangdong-myeon, 16 km northeast of Gyeongju. Mt. Seolchang stands to the north of the village.

The village is designated as Important Folklore Materials No. 189 by the South Korean government. The size, degree of preservation, numerous cultural assets, traditionalism, beautiful natural setting all contribute to the importance of Yangdong Village.

Yangdong Folk Village

Yangdong Folk Village

It is also a fine example of the yangban (Korean aristocracy) lifestyle and Neo-Confucian traditions. The village is listed by the South Korean government with UNESCO as a World Heritage site with Hahoe Folk Village in 2010.