Photo: Jihon Kim
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.
Source: How South Korea uses technology to bring together local residents and World Heritage sites
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.
Source: World heritage site Buseoksa Temple in South Korea
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Source: 10 Best Historic Old Towns in Asia for a Trip Back in Time
Photo: Dale Quarrington
[Temple Adventures] Bulguk Temple and the 2 lives of Kim Daeseong…
Source: [Temple Adventures] Bulguk Temple and the 2 lives of Kim Daeseong
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
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
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
Photo: Sohn Min-Ho
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
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