List of World Heritage Sites in South Korea

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South Korea accepted the UNESCO World Heritage Convention on 14 September 1988.[1] As of July 2015, twelve properties have been inscribed on the World Heritage List: eleven cultural sites and one natural site.[1] A further eighteen sites have been proposed for inscription and are on the tentative list.[1]

World Heritage Sites[edit]

Site Image Location Criteria Area
ha (acre)
Year Description Refs
Baekje Historic Areas MuryeongsTomb.jpg South Chungcheong Province and North Jeolla Province ii, iii
135ha 2015 1477
Changdeokgung Palace Complex Changdeokgung Garden Pavillion (1509046103).jpg Seoul ii, iii, iv
1997 816
Gochang, Hwasun and Ganghwa Dolmen Sites Korea-Gwangju-Gochang Dolmens 5349-06.JPG North Jeolla Province, South Jeolla Province and Incheon iii
52ha 2000 977
Gyeongju Historic Areas Korea-Gyeongju-Bunhwangsa-Lanterns-03.jpg North Gyeongsang Province ii, iii
2880ha 2000 976
Haeinsa Temple Janggyeong Panjeon, the Depositories for the Tripitaka Koreana Woodblocks Haeinsa Temple (6222053899).jpg South Gyeongsang Province iv, vi
1995 737
Historic Villages of Korea: Hahoe and Yangdong Hahoe 8784.jpg North Gyeongsang Province iii, iv
600ha 2010 1324
Hwaseong Fortress Hwaseong2.jpg Gyeonggi Province ii, iii
1997 817
Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes KOCIS Halla Mountain in Jeju-do (6387785543).jpg Jeju Province vii, viii
9475ha 2007 1264
Jongmyo Shrine Chongmyo repository (1509268349).jpg Seoul iv
19ha 1995 738
Namhansanseong Korea-Namhansanseong-05.jpg Gyeonggi Province ii, iv
409ha 2014 1439
Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty Sejong tomb 1.jpg Gyeonggi Province and Seoul iii, iv, vi
1891ha 2009 1319
Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple Seokguram Buddha.JPG North Gyeongsang Province i, iv
1995 736

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Republic of Korea". UNESCO. Retrieved 18 April 2012. 

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