Traditional houses in Yangdong Village

Gyeongju Yangdong Village

Gyeongju Yangdong Village is Korea’s largest traditional village which showcases the traditional culture of the Joseon Dynasty and the beautiful natural surroundings. In addition to it’s beauty, the village contains many cultural heritages. Because of this, the entire village has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The village gets many visitors to see its wealth of cultural heritages and scenic surroundings. For instance, Prince Charles visited this village in 1993.

Beyond the village, Mt. Seolchangsan and its four spines of mountains can be seen. 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.


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