The well-preserved architecture is also what makes the village valuable. Many original structures are intact, unlike many cities in Korea that lost their traditions by rapid modernization. Aristocratic tile-roofed houses and thatched-roof caretakers’ homes and storage houses preserve the architectural style of the Joseon Dynasty. The Confucian school, Byeongsan Seowon is a good example. The village also maintains world-renowned folk arts such as Hahoe Mask Dance and the shamanistic rite of Byeolsingut. The villagers have been proudly taking care of the traditions and buildings since the 16th century.