Photography of Hahoe Village, South Korea
On a trip to Korea, I stayed for a very short while in beautiful Hahoe Village (하회마을) in Andong.
The place is very special because, although it is still a living village filled with residents and cars and normal life, it is also a preserved Joseon era village, filled with Joseon architecture and culture.
I freaking LOVED it.
As an avid Kdrama fan and watcher of saguek drama, it felt like walking through a whole different world.
I stayed for only one night in a gorgeous hanok style home, with a fat orange cat who barged into our room at every opportunity. It was spring so the pathway into the village was lined with blossom trees, and petals floated like snow as I walked beneath the canopy. It was such a stunningly beautiful place, it felt like a dream!
As a super amateur photographer (as in … I have a phone and I use it to take snaps wherever I go! Ha!) I wanted to share some of my photos from the lovely rural Hahoe village.
It was easy to imagine a different time while walking through this village, and think of the past and what life might have been like in Korea during the Joseon dynasty.
When I wrote my novel, Barley Fields, I thought a lot about Hahoe Village.