Category: Republic of Korea

In a case of living vs. deceased, who will get the best view?; Korea Joong Ang Daily

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Source: In a case of living vs. deceased, who will get the best view?

Seongsan Ilchulbong Most Popular Jeju Tourist Attraction for Those Traveling by Car; Korea Bizwire


Jeju Island’s Seongsan Ilchulbong (Sunrise) Peak, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the southern resort island’s famous geographical features, was the most visited place on Jeju among tourists traveling by car last year.

Source: Seongsan Ilchulbong Most Popular Jeju Tourist Attraction for Those Traveling by Car

 

Conservation or development?; Kim Hae-yeon; Korea Herald

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Bulguk Temple and the 2 lives of Kim Daeseong; Dale Quarrington; Korea Times

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[Temple Adventures] Bulguk Temple and the 2 lives of Kim Daeseong…

Source: [Temple Adventures] Bulguk Temple and the 2 lives of Kim Daeseong

A look back at some of the biggest successes you have helped us to achieve in 2021; BirdLife

Photo: Grid Arendal

2021 has been a whirlwind of activity for the BirdLife Partnership, carried out against a background of constantly-changing global events. Amid this, there have been two high-profile environmental conferences, a history-defining human rights campaign, and a wealth of conservation successes made possible through the tireless dedication of BirdLife staff, Partners and you.

Source: A look back at some of the biggest successes you have helped us to achieve in 2021

Gyeongju City: a window to the past and the future; Robert Kelly & Kim Jung-A; Lonely Planet

Photo: Insung Jeon

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Korean shorebird havens get World Heritage status; Ding Li Yong; Bird Life

Photo: Seocheon County

Marking their vital importance to waterbirds and ‘outstanding universal value’, four key tidal mudflats in Korea have now been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site – the culmination of a huge conservation effort for recognition at the highest level.

Source: Korean shorebird havens get World Heritage status

A woman takes a lead role in Confucian ceremonies, breaking a new path in South Korea; Anthony Kuhn; NPR

Photo: Jun Michael Park

Women’s equality has made slow progress in South Korea. Some South Koreans want to bring about change starting at the country’s cultural roots by reinterpreting Confucius.

Source: A woman takes a lead role in Confucian ceremonies, breaking a new path in South Korea

China’s ecological conservation and restoration efforts are paying off; CGTN

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China’s unremitting ecological conservation and restoration efforts have been rewarded with pristine waters and lush mountains.

Source: China’s ecological conservation and restoration efforts are paying off

A Night Stroll to Namhansanseong Fortress; Ko Yoon-Hee; Korea Herald

Photo: Korea Herald

Source: [Eye Plus] A Night Stroll to Namhansanseong Fortress

Controversy surrounds apartments near UNESCO-listed royal tomb in Gimpo; Song Seung-Hyun; Korea Herald

Photo: Song Seung-Hyun

Source: Controversy surrounds apartments near UNESCO-listed royal tomb in Gimpo

The cultural value of Korea’s very familiar mud flats; Sohn Min-Ho; Korea JoongAng Daily

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Of all the tidal flats in Korea, what makes these four places inscribed by Unesco so special?

Source: The cultural value of Korea’s very familiar mud flats

East Asian sites of natural value given Unesco World Heritage status; Mark Footer; SCMP

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Korean tidal flats and rainforests in Thailand and on a group of southern Japanese islands including Okinawa have been added to Unesco’s World Heritage list for their natural value.

Source: East Asian sites of natural value given Unesco World Heritage status

South Korea’s tidal flats inscribed as UNESCO world heritage; Song Seung-Hyun; Korea Herald

Photo: Yonhap

Source: South Korea’s tidal flats inscribed as UNESCO world heritage

S. Korea's tidal flats listed as World Heritage Site; Yonhap News Agency

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Source: S. Korea’s tidal flats listed as World Heritage Site | Yonhap News Agency

Rediscovering Joseon’s Neo-Confucian academies; Kim Hae-Yeon; Korea Herald

Photo: Kim Hae-yeon

Source: Rediscovering Joseon’s Neo-Confucian academies

Festivals, sights across Korea; Kim Hae-Yeon; Korea Herald

Photo: Korea Herald

Source: [Travel bits] Festivals, sights across Korea

Tripitaka Koreana to open to public for first time; Yonhap News Agency

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Source: Tripitaka Koreana to open to public for first time | Yonhap News Agency

‘Tripitaka Koreana’ to be open to public for first time; Park Han-Sol; Korea Times

Photo: KBS

‘Tripitaka Koreana’ to be open to public for first time…

Source: ‘Tripitaka Koreana’ to be open to public for first time

Pirates, Monks, and Deer: The Fascinating Stories Behind Asia’s Former Capital Cities; Ronan O’Connell; Fodor’s 

Relive some pretty interesting glory days.

Source: Pirates, Monks, and Deer: The Fascinating Stories Behind Asia’s Former Capital Cities

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