World Heritage Sites in South Korea

Hey guys!

I found that there are total 12 UNESCO world heritage sites of special cultural or physical significance located in South Korea, and was very delighted to share with you!

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Before getting started, just to let you know, in order to become a part of UNESCO world heritage site, the site have to be of excellent universal value and meet one or more out of ten criteria:

  1. To represent a masterpiece of human creative genius.
  2. To exhibit an important interchange of human values, over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning or landscape design.
  3. To bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.
  4. To be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates significant stage in human history.
  5. To be an outstanding example of a traditional human settlement, land-use, or sea-use.
  6. To be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance.
  7. To contain superlative natural phenomena or areas of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance.
  8. To be outstanding examples representing major stages of earth’s history.
  9. To be outstanding examples representing significant on-going ecological and biological processes in the evolution and development of terrestrial, fresh water, coastal and marine ecosystems and communities of plants and animals.
  10. To contain the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity.

Now lets have a look at South Korea’s world heritage sites!

1.Baekje Historic Areas (2015)

Located in South Chungcheong and North Jeolla, with criteria of Culture.

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2. Gochang, Hwasun and Ganghwa Dolmen Sites (2000)

Located in Incheon, North Jeolla and South Jeolla, with criteria of Culture.Image result for Gochang, Hwasun and Ganghwa Dolmen Sites

3. Changdeokgung Palace Complex (1997)

Located in Seoul, with criteria of Culture.

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4. Gyeongju Historic Areas (2000)

Located in North Gyeongsang, with criteria of Culture.

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5. Haeinsa Temple Janggyeong Panjeon (1995)

Located in South Gyeongsang, with criteria of Culture.

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6. Hwaseong Fortress (1997)

Located in Gyeonggi, with criteria of Culture.

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7. Historic Villages of Korea: Hahoe and Yangdong (2010)

Located in North Gyeongsang, with criteria of Culture.

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8. Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes (2007)

Located in Jeju, with criteria of Nature.

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9. Jongmyo Shrine (1995)

Located in Seoul, with criteria of Culture.

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10. Namhansanseong (2014)

Located in Gyeonggi, with criteria of Culture.

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11. Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty (2009)

Located in Gyeonggi and Seoul, with criteria of Culture.

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12. Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple (1995)

Located in North Gyeongsang, with criteria of Culture.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_World_Heritage_Sites_in_South_Korea

http://www.environment.gov.au/heritage/about/world/world-heritage-criteria

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