Road trip to Andong

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Today is Korea’s public holiday.
As the holiday falls on Monday, most Seoul resident would drive out of town for a day or two on the weekend.
It’s a good day in early autumn, so we decided to enjoy the scenery along the way to the South East of Korea; before ended up visiting Andong Mask Festival.
This would be my first time to travel outside Seoul by car, in fact outer Gyeonggi-do.

We made a move out in the early morning with our rented car Hyundai Avante M16GDi
Sky is clear with cool weather, just perfect for a day trip.
However, once we reached outskirt of Seoul, there was a long queue of cars going out.
We were stuck in jam, hence reached an hour or two late to our destination.

Once we were out, the scenic journey began.
Large mountainous mountain spread all over in a crisscross.

Today is Korea’s public holiday.
As the holiday falls on Monday, most Seoul resident would drive out of town for a day or two on the weekend.
It’s a good day in early autumn, so we decided to enjoy the scenery along the way to the South East of Korea; before ended up visiting Andong Mask Festival.
This would be my first time to travel outside Seoul by car, in fact outer Gyeonggi-do.

We made a move out in the early morning with our rented car Hyundai Avante M16GDi
Sky is clear with cool weather, just perfect for a day trip.
However, once we reached outskirt of Seoul, there was a long queue of cars going out.
We were stuck in jam, hence reached an hour or two late to our destination.

Once we were out, the scenic journey began.
Large mountainous mountain spread all over in a crisscross.
It’s true that they say Korea land resembles “a sea in a heavy gale”;
Along the highway, we had to pass through uncountable tunnels, going through all the mountains.
Uncomfortable for claustrophobia, but the scenery was well worth.

Front View
Side View
Inside Tunnel

One of the interesting road sign

Before reaching Andong Mask Festival site, we saw lots of old tiled roof houses.
Most houses have their own mixed home grown fruits and vegetable.
Across these houses sits yellow paddy fields with mountain as a backdrop.
Nakdong river that flows all over Andong town add more peaceful tranquility to this city.

This city have interesting places to visit such as Hahoe Folk Village and Dosan Seowon, to name a few.
We were unable to visit these places as we need to get back to Seoul on the same day.
Perhaps, next time we shall visit this picturesque and magical city again.



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