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With 200 years of Hahoe history, Bukchondaek House is a historic heritage home. When it was first built during the Joseon era, the residence was known as "Hwakyeondang," which means "the house of peace and respect." It has been recognized as No. 84 of the Important Folklore Cultural Heritage. Bukchondaek House, which is situated in Hahoe-ri (Andong), was first constructed in 1797 by a civil servant by the name of Ryu Sa-Chun (the 21st year of the reign of King Jeongjo of the Joseon Dynasty). It is made up of a small sarangchae (men's quarters) and two wing structures on either side. The house displays the typical characteristics of a Joseon nobleman's house and is the largest house in Hahoe. The anchae (women's quarters), kkeunsarang, daemungan (gate building), and shrine were built by Ryu's great-grandson, Ryu Do-Seong (who served as a governor of Gyeongsang-do), in 1862 (the 13th year of King Cheoljong's reign).

Within the grounds of the home are the Muganchae (gate building) and shrine in addition to a 300-year-old pine tree whose curving shape is thought to reflect the Nakdonggang River as it flows through the village of Hahoe. The residence is home to priceless cultural treasures like the Doseongpaldojido (Map of the Eight Provinces of Korea), a document thought to be from the seventeenth century, is believed to have been given to Ryu Yi-Jwa (also known by the pen name Hakseo, 1763–1837) as a New Year's gift by the king and is regarded as an invaluable historical document because it shows Dokdo Island and Jiandao as part of Korean territory. A painting called “Sehwa” is another example of an irreplaceable historic piece that is in the house. One of Hahoe's wealthiest families, noted for their kindness since they have frequently aided locals throughout history, built Bukchondaek House. Up till this day, Bukchondaek House has maintained the Susinwa spirit (to be modest and think about one's neighbors in need). Bukchondaek House was rebuilt, given its present form, and elevated to Hahoe's pride in 1862. Bukchondaek is still the same way it was 160 years ago and is now open for visitors to stay.

The heat source in the house comes from a unique way of wood-burning that was used since the Joseon dynasty era called Ondol. It is believed that this method of under-the-floor, wood-burning heating system has numerous health benefits. One example of these benefits is that it increases blood circulation and that it might be as beneficial as saunas and hot spring because people sleep on the floor.

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“The nickname of Bukchondaek is Hwakyeongdang. Hahoe is a village of the Ryu clan in Pungsan. Bukchondaek House is the place where the spirit and principles of a scholar who has practiced Noblesse Oblige are alive. I would like to show you a traditional culture that contains the life I have lived with people, not a traditional culture that has been transformed into a simple eye candy on the street.”


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The term “Hanok” means houses that are design and constructed in a traditional Korean style. Hanoks with thatch roofs and those with tile roofs were equally popular, but in the past the traditional style houses were normally the homes of noblemen and the tile roofs were mostly used homes for the common people. Traditional Korean dinner and breakfast are both included in the rates

 

Bukchonyugeo, un-shared house (1 unit)

  • Bukchonyugeo, un-shared house (1 unit)
  • Bukchonyugeo, un-shared house (1 unit)
  • Bukchonyugeo, un-shared house (1 unit)
Bukchonyugeo, un-shared house (1 unit)
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Bukchonyugeo has a distinctively shaped huge sarangbang 田 that includes two bedrooms suited with cotton futon beds, a wooden floor, an upper story, a toemaru (a small wooden porch that runs along the building's exterior), and a jjokmaru (narrow wooden veranda). Simply by opening the sliding doors between the rooms and the doors between the rooms and the daecheong with a river view, the entire building can be transformed into a single place. Separate structure housing private restrooms (byulchae).
The room has a total of 2 bedrooms with cotton futon beds, each with a private bathroom outside of it, as well as a daecheong (living room), numaru (upper floor), toemaru (the building's little wooden balcony), and a jjokmaru (narrow wooden veranda).
Facilities: WIFI, a refrigerator, and air conditioning
Maximum: 5 guests
Room size: 82sqm

Hwagyeongdang (1 unit)

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  • Hwagyeongdang (1 unit)
  • Hwagyeongdang (1 unit)
Hwagyeongdang (1 unit)
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A bedroom with cotton futon beds, a wooden floor, a toemaru (the little wooden veranda that runs along the outside of the structure), and a jjokmaru (a narrow wooden veranda with a view of the garden) makes up the medium-sized sarangbang, Hwagyeondang.
The room has a daecheong, toemaru, and jjokmaru, as well as one bedroom and a private bathroom.
Facilities: WIFI, a refrigerator, and air conditioning
Maximum: 3 guests
Room size: 26sqm

Susinwa (2 units)

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  • Susinwa (2 units)
  • Susinwa (2 units)
Susinwa (2 units)
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A bedroom with a private bathroom and suited with a cotton futon bed, a daecheong, and a toemaru with a garden makes up the smaller sized sarangbang. Facilities: WIFI, a refrigerator, and air conditioning
Maximum: 2 guests
Room Size: 23sqm

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GENERAL
Total number of rooms: 4 guest rooms
Opening time:
Check-in from 15:00 - Check-out before 11:00

Annual closing:
none

Time zone: (GMT+09:00) Seoul
Currency accepted: KRW
Electricity voltage: 220V
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ACCESS
3h30 drive from Seoul via Yeongdong Expressway and #34 National Highway.
Airport: Incheon International Airport (ICN) - 284 km
Station: Andong Station – transfer at Dongdaegu - 20 km

CONTACT
Bukchondaek House (Historic House)
7, Hahoe Bukchon-gil, Pungcheon-myeon, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do , South Korea
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“Bukchondaek House is a four-room historical Hanok that was built during the Joseon era in the heart of Hahoe Folks Village. This house has a deep and rich history with more than 2 centuries of heritage.”
Kim, the discoverer.
 

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