The Hahoe Folk Village in Pungcheon-myeon, Andong-shi, Gyeongsangbuk-do, is listed by the South Korean government with UNESCO as a tentative World Heritage site. The village is a valuable part of Korean culture because it preserves Joseon-style architecture, folk traditions, valuable books, and old tradition of clan-based villages.
The village is located on the Hwachon Stream which is a tributary of the Nakdong River. To the north of the village is Buyongdae Cliff while Mt. Namsan lies to the south. The village is organized around the geomantic guidelines of pungsu and so the village has the shape of a lotus flower or two interlocking comma shapes.
The Pungsan Yu clan established the Hahoe Folk Village in the 16th century during the Joseon Dynasty and has been a one-clan community since that time. The village is notable because it has preserved many of its original structures, such as the village Confucian school and other buildings, and maintains folk arts such as the Hahoe Mask Dance Drama ('Byeonlsin-gut') which is a shamanist rite honoring the communal spirits of the village.
The village today is divided into Namchon (South Village) and Pukchon (North Village) with the main branch of the Pungsan Yu clan, the Gyeomampa, in the Namchon side and the secondary branch, the Seoaepa, descended from Yu Song-Nyong a noted prime minister during the reing of King Sonjo in the Pukchon side. The north village contains Yangjindang Manor , designated as Treasure No. 306, and Bukchondaek House , designated Important Folklore Material No. 84. The south village contains Chunghyodang Manor , designated as Treasure No. 414 and Namchondaek House , an Important Folklore Material No. 90. Also there are 9 important folk materials including Hadong Old House  (Important Folk Material No.177).
While each branch of the Pungsan Yu clan used lived in their respective manor homes and sides, today both branches have live throughout the village.
The village maintains old architectural styles that have been lost because of rapid modernization and development in South Korea. Aristocratic tile-roofed residences and thatched-roof servants' homes preserve the architectural styles of the Joseon Dynasty. Wonjijeongsa Pavilion and Byeongsan Confucian School are two notable structures in the village. The village has preserved the shamanist rite of Byeolsin-gut and preserved Hahoe masks used in the Hahoe Mask Dance. Another rite still practiced is the Jeulbul Nori which uses strings of fireworks fired at the base of the Buyongdae Cliff. Yongmogak Shrine houses Yu Song-nyong's collection of books and includes National Treasure No. 132 Chingbirok, a book written by Ryu Seong-ryong which records the Japanese invasion of Korea in 1592. Treasure No. 160, Kunmundungok, is a record of the military encampments. Chunghyodang also holds 231 royal writs of appointment.
Hahoe received considerable publicity when Queen Elizabeth II visited there in April 1999, on her 73rd birthday.
Houses viewed from the river path