Andong Mask Dance Festival
The region around Andong is home to many renowned historical and cultural sites, like the world-famous Hahoe Village. However, the major cultural attraction in the region is the Andong Mask Dance Festival.
Visitors to the festival can enjoy many performances of traditional Korean mask dances. These dances are an important part of the nation’s heritage, in particular thebyeolsingut talnori dance that has been designated as an Important Intangible Cultural Asset. International mask dance troupes have also been invited to the festival, so visitors will be exposed to folk traditions from around the world.
As well as dances, other festival events include mask dance competitions and mask dance lessons, all available to festival-goers.
Sept. 30 to Oct. 9, 2016
Downtown Andong: Maskdance Park, Hahoe Village, Culture Street
(239, Yuksa-ro, Andong-si City, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province)
1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
For more info: +82-54-841-6397~8
[Bus] From Dong Seoul Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus bound for Andong Bus Terminal. From the terminal, take a taxi to Mask Dance Park (15 min). To the Hahoe Folk Village, take Bus 46 at the bus stop across from Andong Intercity Bus Terminal.
[Train] Trains are available from Cheongnyangni Station to Andong Station.
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