UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites in Gyeongju
Gyeongju is the crown jewel of Korea’s rich cultural heritage. The entire city is an open-air museum that offers visitors a glimpse of Korea's ancient capital. Exceptional examples of Buddhist art and Confucian culture can be found throughout the city. Although it has always been treasured by Koreans, between 1995 and 2010, UNESCO officially recognized the universal significance of the region. Now Gyeongju is home to three UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites: Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto, Yangdong Village, and the Gyeongju Historic Areas.