Andong (안동시, 安東市, East Haven) is a city in Gyeongsangbuk-do. It is the largest city in the northern part of the province with a population of almost 185,000. Its geographical location is 36°34´N 128°43´E. The Nakdong River flows through the city. Andong is a market centre for the surrounding area, which is predominantly agricultural.
Since the 1970s Andong has developed rapidly, although the population has fallen by nearly seventy thousand as people have moved away to Seoul and other urban centers. In the late 1990s and early 2000s it became a tourism and cultural centre.
Andong is known as a centre of culture and folk traditions. The surrounding area maintains many ancient traditions, so in mid October the Andong Folk Festival is held every year. One of the most famous aspects of these cultural festivities are the Andong masks.
In 1999, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom celebrated her 73rd birthday in the city.
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Restaurants, Bars and Noraebang
Getting to/from Andong
- Buses: Andong Intercity Bus Terminal is just a short walk west of Andong Station.
- Address: 247-32 Unheung-dong, Andong
- Telephone: (054) 857-8296
- Trains: Andong Station is just a short walk east of the Intercity Bus Terminal. A large newish tourist bureau is located outside on the west side of the station plaza.
Getting around Andong
Points of interest
(for a much more comprehensive listing see List of events and places in Andong)
Andong National University, specializing in education and Korean folklore has grown rapidly since the 1970s.