Rakkojae Seoul Hanok Hotel : "Experience the elegance of Korean Culture"
Meaning "a place where one can enjoy the traditions of times past and rest one's soul," Rakkojae Seoul is a Korean traditional culture space with a history of 140 years. It was renovated by Human National Treasure-Master Carpenter Young Jin Chung in 2003 and has since received international acclaim. Here, the harmony created between traditional Korean architecture and nature has created an opportunity for the true beauty of hanok to shine. Upon passing the graceful main gate, one can see neat a cozy hanok. The bamboo and pine trees scattered in the garden add to its natural beauty and the rubber shoes placed on each terrace stone bring back the scent of old memories.
Standing in a square formation around the yard, the elegance of ancient noblemen can be felt in each crevice of Rakkojae. The pavilion, lotus pond and patio that past scholars enjoyed were carefully revived to draw out the beautiful elegance of traditional Korean architecture. The Patio Room, in particular, adds to the beauty of the hanok's refreshing empty spaces. When sitting on the patio like scholars of the past, time itself seems to slow down and the smallest sounds coupled with the cool breeze become special. In slowly looking up, one can only see the blue sky and white clouds-while the complications of life in today's modern society seem to become insignificant.
As the place to enjoy the true elegance of Korean traditional culture, Rakkojae also offers the opportunity to experience the traditional beauty of Korea. One can encounter such beauty through savoring a traditional Korean course meal, experiencing a tea ceremony, relaxing in the yellow-mud sauna, trying on a royal hanbok, or making your own kimchee. Reminiscent of an aristocratic house of the Chosun Dynasty, Rakkojae's accommodations are as tidy and as comfortable as those found at top class hotels. Going above and beyond, we offer our guests a healthy voyage by sleeping on a natural jade ondol floor or relaxing in a yellow-mud sauna that is heated with firewood. Create unforgettable memories by experiencing Korea's beauty through the simplest of scenes, such as the faint moonlight sinking into your room through a door left ajar. We are confident that a night at Rakkojae will deliver special inspiration.
Rakkojae Andong Hanok Hotel : "Experience the elegance of Korean Culture"
Following the success of Rakkojae Seoul, Rakkojae Andong (Hahoe) opened its doors in Andong within the Hahoe Folk Village in 2009. The property embodies the meaning of its name : a place where one can enjoy the traditions of times past and rest one's soul. On July 31, 2010 The Hahoe Folk Village was inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List, finally receiving international recognition for its culture value. The entire village has long been designated as Important Folk Property No.122 by the Korean government, for having preserved its ancient form and traditions for the past 600 years. It is a special place where nature itself is the tourist attraction.
Located in front of the Hahoe Village ferry dock, Rakkojae consists of four separate "choga" houses : Master House, Separate House, Sarang House and Entrance House. Rakkojae Andong (Hahoe) is the only traditional accommodation in the Hahoe Folk Village where each room has its own private bathroom. Furthermore, the yellow-mud sauna located in Entrance House is being enjoyed by our guests as a healthy relaxation space. We hope that each and every guest is able to rest mind, body and soul while staying at Rakkojae Andong (Hahoe)
In the evenings, we offer the opportunity to create lifelong memories by observing the beauty of Korea. Such beauty can be felt in the simplest of things ; in the shimmering stars seen through a stone fence, the moonlight that envelops the entire village, or the gentle lines of "choga" houses. This serenity is why a stay at Rakkojae brings true comfort. Come and escape the hectic city lifestyle and experience total relaxation at a place that feels as if time stands still.
A short ride across the river on an experienced ferryman's boat will bring you to "Buyongdae", a 64 meter high cliff that marks the end of the Taebaek Mountain Range. Upon reaching the top of this famous cliff, one is rewarded with a stunning panoramic view of the 600-year old Hahoe Village, the Nakdong River that winds around it, and its white sand beaches. Guests also have the option to take a refreshing stroll through the Natural Monument
No.473 "Mansongjeoung" forest, which is located adjacent to Rakkojae. Rakkojae Andong (Hahoe) is a place that combines the traditional elegance of a traditional "choga" and the convenience of a modern home. It is the perfect hideaway for today's city-dweller to cleanse mind, body and soul. We invite you to momentarily leave your stress and worries behind in order to escape to a more simple past.
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