To boost their attractiveness to tourists and residents alike, in 2020 the towns of Gongju and Buyeo – once Imperial capitals – launched the “Smart Town Challenge” to link online and offline services.
Jeju’s lava tubes are opening for the World Heritage Festival after 2 years of cancellations; Yim Seung-Hye; Korea Joongang Daily
Photo taken on Oct. 1, 2022 shows a view in the Buseoksa Temple in Yeongju, South Korea. Buseoksa Temple is one of the seven Buddhist mountain monasteries in South Korea which were listed by the UNESCO as world heritage sites in 2018.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has put international exchange “on hold” for much of the past two years. However, in spite of the spread of new variants of the virus, many countries around the world are preparing to return to a more normal way of life as global vaccination rates continue to rise, and with oral antivirals for treatment of COVID-19 making their way onto the market.
Palaces and royal tombs celebrate arrival of spring, flowers with special programs; Kim Hae-yeon; Korea Herald
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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.
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.
A woman takes a lead role in Confucian ceremonies, breaking a new path in South Korea; Anthony Kuhn; NPR
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.
Controversy surrounds apartments near UNESCO-listed royal tomb in Gimpo; Song Seung-Hyun; Korea Herald
Of all the tidal flats in Korea, what makes these four places inscribed by Unesco so special?
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.