Known for its deep roots into old Korea,
Andong is a wonderful
place to visit to experience the vast Confucian traditions and the ancient
homes of the yangban or noblemen. Old men dressed in ancestral attire
are commonly seen throughout Andong and the Confucian academy, Tosan Sowon,
which was founded by scholar Yi Toe-Gye in the 16th century, and is situated nearby.
Located about four hours southeast of Seoul, Andong is easily accessible by
trains and buses of various price ranges.