South Korea has an enviable cultural and natural heritage, translated by 14 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Below is a list of all the World Heritage Sites in South Korea.
Historic areas of Baekje
An archaeological group distributed among three cities in South Korea associated with the period of the Baekje Kingdom, a kingdom that flourished in the region during the period between 475 and 660 BC.
This group consists of eight archaeological sites, including some temples, palaces and castles. These sites were included in the UNESCO list in 2015.
Gyeongju Historic Districts
The Historic Districts of Gyeongju, South Korea, were listed as a World Heritage Site in the year 2000. They are divided into five districts, each with its own unique historical and cultural attractions.
These areas contain artistic and historical pieces that include palaces, temples, statues and some other artifacts left by the Kingdom of Silla, in a large group that makes it classified among the largest open-air museums in the world.
UNESCO Natural Sites
The only natural sites among South Korea’s heritage sites are the volcanic island of Jeju and the lava tubes, which were included in the list in 2007.
The site is a volcanic island located 130 km off the southern coast of the Korean Peninsula. It is the largest island in the country, with an area of about 1,846 square km.
All UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South Korea
|#||Websites (date added)|
|1||Gyeongmyo Shrine (1995)|
|2||Hinsaganggyeongpanjun Temple and Shingle Stores Tripataka Koreana (1995)|
|3||Sekgol-Am Grotto and Bulguksa Temple (1995)|
|4||Changdeok Palace (1997)|
|5||Hwaseong Castle (1997)|
|6||Gyeongju Historic Districts (2000)|
|7||Dolmen sites at Gochang, Hwaseong, and Ganghwa (2000)|
|8||Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes (2007)|
|9||Royal Mausoleums of the Joseon Dynasty (2009)|
|10||Two Historic Villages in Korea: Hahoe and Yangdong (2010)|
|2||Baekje Historic Spaces (2015)|
|3||Sansa, Buddhist mountain monasteries in Korea (2018)|
|4||Siwon, The New Confucian Schools (2019)|