What is Andong known for?

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visited by Queen Elizabeth II of England. So the story goes, the Queen asked to be taken to the most Korean place in Korea. She got taken to Andong. Get in By train There are regular direct services from Busan, Daegu and Gwangju. Passengers heading from Seoul can either take a KTX high-speed service to Daegu and transfer to the local train, or a muhgunghwa (semi-fast) train direct from Seoul's Cheongnyangni station. Andong's train station is located right in the city centre

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Korea Asan, South Korea (2004) * Gangnam-gu, South Korea (2005) Near Andong, a series of massive hydroelectric dams have been constructed, creating a small chain of artificial lakes of which Andong Lake is the largest. These lakes also support a substantial recreational industry. Bass fishing is especially popular, since the lakes have been artificially stocked with bass

major historical

in Korea, Geuknakjeon. There are 10 buildings at the main temple and a total of 9 other buildings at Bongjeongsa's two sub temples found to the east and west of the main temple complex. Temple Stay programme is available, which offers a great accommodation in a traditional Buddhist temple. Confucian Schools Being one of the major historical sites in Korean Confucianism, there are a couple of these listed as attractions on the local guide maps. Do thumb 200px right Mask Festival in full swing in Andong. (Image:Andong MaskFestival.JPG) * commons:Andong

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. It enrolls roughly 6500 students . The undergraduate students of March 2006 numbered 10,274, representing a steady upward trend in recent years, according

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depart at 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm respectively. Note that the you are not left with much time to jump on to an intercity bus home upon arrival. Bongjeongsa Temple Bongjeongsa is a Korean Buddhist temple on the slopes of Mount Cheondeung in Andong city, North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. It is a subsidiary temple of Gounsa, the head temple of the 16th branch of Jogye Order. Bongjeongsa is the largest temple in Andong, and is the site of the oldest wooden building

traditional culture

cover showcasing the most iconic mask of Andong. Andong is the self-proclaimed "Capital City of Korean Spiritual Culture", having maintained aspects of the traditional culture of Korea throughout the past 2,000 years. Over 280 cultural assets are scattered around the city. It takes 3 hours to get to Andong from Seoul, 2.5 hours from Busan or Daejeon, and 1 hour from Daegu by car. Andong's international claim to fame comes from having been

traditional food

household chores, and she passed it down to the wives of her sons. Today, Andong Soju is made with fresh ingredients, and the maximum alcohol content can be 45%, though you can get varieties which are much less alcoholic for less money, yet still preserving the traditional flavour. *

price content The Andong Soju Traditional Food Museum is relatively small, and most of the information is in Korean. You can see a model of how the still works, as well as information on traditional table spreads. There is also information on the skillholder Cho Ok-hwa, as well as her meeting with Queen Elizabeth II in 1999. The distillery itself is only open on weekdays. There is also a gift shop where you can buy Andong Soju for a decent price. Sleep Budget Andong has its fair share of cheap motels. Try looking around the area immediate in front of the train terminal. If that's still too expensive, there's always passing out on the floor of a ''jimjillbang'' (public bathhouse). * commons:Andong

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Korea Asan, South Korea (2004) * commons:Andong

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the 27th seed Gisela Dulko in the second round, and fell, 6–0, 6–7(4) to number 7 Justine Henin-Hardenne (Justine Henin). She reached career-high rankings of No. 45 in singes (in July 2003), and No. 98 in doubles (in September 2003). 2008 ''Andong'' ''Girl (Girl (film))'' Rommel Tolentini Milo Hong Sunghoon * commons:Andong

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of around 18,500 volumes. '''Andong Science College''' is a small technical college in Seohu-myeon, Andong City, North Gyeongsang province, South Korea. It employs about 75 full-time instructors. Academic departments include: nursing, public health administration, cyber-terror (cyber-terrorism) defense, physical therapy, dental hygiene (dental hygienist), computer information, information management, and medical engineering. The campus covers


'''Andong''' is a city (Administrative divisions of South Korea) in Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, South Korea. It is the largest city in the northern part of the province with a population of 167,821 in October 2010. The Nakdong River flows through the city. Andong is a market centre for the surrounding agricultural areas.

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.

Andong National University, specialising in education and Korean folklore, has grown rapidly since the 1970s. Other tertiary institutions include Andong Science College and Catholic Sangji College.

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