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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Gyeongju Historic Areas, South Korea

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Gyeongju Historic Areas is an area of ancient temples and palaces in South Korea that has been recognized as a World Heritage Site. The site protects the cultural artifacts from the Silla Kingdom.


Bunhwangsa Pagoda, Gyeongju, South Korea
Bunhwangsa Pagoda, Gyeongju, South Korea
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Among the sites within the Gyeongju Historic Areas include the Mount Namsan Belt, Wolseong Belt, Tumuli Park Belt and Hwangnyongsa. The Mount Namsan site has ruins of 122 temples, 53 stone statues, 64 stone pagodas and 16 stone lanterns. The main feature of the site is Mount Namsan, which is regarded as sacred during the Silla period.

The main site in the Wolseong Belt is the Half-moon Palace of Banwolseong, the artificial Anapji Pond, the ruins of the Imhaejeon Palace and the Cheongseongdae Observatory. Within the Tumuli Park belt are royal tombs in the form of mounds. Archaeologists have uncovered wooden coffins in these mounds.


Anapji Pond, Gyeongju, South Korea
Anapji Pond, Gyeongju, South Korea
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Gyeongju Historic Areas was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 24th session of the World Heritage Committee in Cairns, Australia, 27 November - 2 December, 2000.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N35 47 20.004 E129 13 36.012
Inscription Year: 2000
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: II, III


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