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This is established for commemorating the pre-eminent confucian scholar, Hwang Lee. He set up Dosan Seodang; and after his death, his disciples and scholars established the Dosan Seowon. It is located on the upper reaches of the Naktong river. There used to be a lot of kilns, so the place name, Dosan, is derived from this historical fact. In Chinese characters Dosan means the pottery mountain. the Dosan Seowon is surrounded by modest mountains and the atmosphere is so serene and calm that it is considered as a good place to study.

Great numbers of tourists visit Pyeongsan Seowon which is known to possess the most developed Seowon building construction techniques. This pace was established to commemorate Ryu Seongryong. Beyond MT. Hwa from Hahoe village, Pyeongsan Seowon, standing opposite a rock cliff encircled by the Naktong River, boasts its beautiful scenery and excellent architecture.

This is the great-historical village whose main habitants are the Pungsan 'Ryu' clan. There are a lot of well-preserved cultural practices, so that it is considered as an important source for folklore material No.122. The Naktong river flows around the village in an S-shape. We can experience the way the ancestors did by visiting the traditional structures such as Choonhyodang and Yangjindang and enjoying folk performances such as Hahoe-byeolsingutnori.

This is set up by Kim Dongpyo, the handicraftsman of Hahoe masks, in 1981. He is using this as a study room and manufactory. He had learnt drawing and woodcraft from a master in 1976. He opened this museum in Hahoe-dong in 1981.

In the 12th year of the reign of King munmu of the Shila Dynasty, Monk neungindaeduk established the temple. There is a legend that he flew a paper dupe to the sky and the temple was constructed on the site where the paper dupe was placed, and was called Bongjeong Temple. It contains many cultural properties such as Keukrakjeon, the oldest wooden building in Korea. And Yeongsanam is famous as the background of a Korean film. Elizabeth the 2nd visited there recently.

There is a Gun-Jari halfway up the mountain. It is famous for the natural beauty of an area. This site has two floors. On the first floor, there is a parking lot. On the second floor, there are well-organized principal buildings of the gwangsan 'Kim' clan.

Stone Buddha Statue in Icheon-dong, called 'jebiwonseokbul', is located at the site of the Yeonmi temple. It is very unique because the buddhist head statue, made separately, is put on the body. Unfortunately the head is damaged.

Kim Sungil whose pen name is Hakbong used to live in this house. He is one of the disciple of Toegye and is well versed in the study of Seongri. After passing the civil service examination of junggwang in 1568, he successively held various Government posts. He went to the Ming as Seojanggwan of Saeunsa in 1557 and Japan as Tongsinsa in 1590. He died from an illness when Japan invaded the Joseon dynasty, during which time he was active in encouraging people to fight against them.

Treasure No. 16. This from the Unified Shila Dynasty, located in beopheung-dong, is the biggest and oldest brick pagoda in Korea. It is 17m in height and the base part is 7.5m. We can presume that it is a part of the beopheung temple which is established in the Unified Shila Dynasty because the located area is called 'Beopheung-ri'.

The Andong Folk museum puts the ceremonies of coming of age, marriage, funeral and ancestral worship and collection of folk material on display. there are ancient structures and Seokbinggo which were removed from submerged districts in the outdoor museum. Wolyeonggyo and KBS soap-opera outdoor studio are in the neighbor. This is an educational facility to help people understand the local culture correctly and a resting place of people of Andong.

The Andong-Soju museum was founded to publicize the history and cultural importance of Andong-Soju on the 20th of November in 2000. The origin and a manufacturing process of Andong-Soju, a description and a genealogical record of traditional Korean liquors, and a display of liquor bottles in chronological order are on exhibition in the museum. The museum has a place where people can experience how to make Andong-Soju, and a tasting room.

This pagoda from the Unified Shila Dynasty is 8.65m in height. Any remains of temples are not found near this pagoda. A distinguishing feature of it is that the first base body is made of granite.