UNESCO Heritage

UNESCO Heritage

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.

  • Bulguksa Temple
  • Bulguksa Temple
    One of Korea’s best known temples, Bulguksa is a testimony to both the skills of Silla architects and the depth of Buddhist faith. While most of the wooden buildings have been rebuilt over the centuries, all the stone bridges, stairways and pagodas are original. The temple, originally built in 528 and expanded in 751, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.
  • Seokguram Grotto
  • Seokguram Grotto
    Dating back to the same period as Bulguksa Temple, Seokguram is one of the world’s finest Buddha shrines. Surrounded by bodhisattvas and guardian deities, the serene central statue of Buddha gazes out over the forested hills and across the East Sea to the horizon. In 1995, Seokguram Grotto was added to UNESCO’s prestigious World Heritage list.
  • Yangdong Village
  • Yangdong Village
    Yangdong Village in Gyeongju has maintained the traditions of a typical clan-based village for over 550 years, dating back to the Joseon Dynasty (1394-1910). The village consists of more than 150 hanoks (traditional houses), including 54 houses that are over 200 years old. Inhabited by the Wolseong Son and Yeogang Lee families, Yangdong was registered as an important Folk Material of Korea and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010.
  • Gyeongju Historic Areas
  • Gyeongju Historic Areas
    Gyeongju Historic Areas which embody the time-honored history and culture of Gyeongju can be divided into 5 major sections: Namsan, Wolseong, Daereungwon, Hwangnyongsa, and Sanseong. There are a total of 52 designated cultural assets that are registered as World Cultural Heritages and the area itself was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.
  • Bulguksa Temple

  • Bulguksa Temple

  • Bulguksa Temple

관광지 상세 정보 테이블
Homepage http://www.bulguksa.or.kr
Address 385, Bulguk-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea
Tel. 054-746-9913

Contents

관광지 Contents 정보 테이블
One of Korea’s best known temples, Bulguksa is a testimony to both the skills of Silla architects and the depth of Buddhist faith. While most of the wooden buildings have been rebuilt over the centuries, all the stone bridges, stairways and pagodas are original. The temple, originally built in 528 and expanded in 751, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.
  • Seokguram Grotto

  • Seokguram Grotto

  • Seokguram Grotto

관광지 상세 정보 테이블
Homepage http://www.sukgulam.org
Address 873-243, Bulguk-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea
Tel. 054-746-9933

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관광지 Contents 정보 테이블
Dating back to the same period as Bulguksa Temple, Seokguram is one of the world’s finest Buddha shrines. Surrounded by bodhisattvas and guardian deities, the serene central statue of Buddha gazes out over the forested hills and across the East Sea to the horizon. In 1995, Seokguram Grotto was added to UNESCO’s prestigious World Heritage list.
  • Yangdong Village

  • Yangdong Village

  • Yangdong Village

관광지 상세 정보 테이블
Homepage http://yangdong.invil.org
Address 138-18, Yangdongmaeul-gil, Gangdong-myeon, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea
Tel. 070-7098-3569

Contents

관광지 Contents 정보 테이블
Yangdong Village in Gyeongju has maintained the traditions of a typical clan-based village for over 550 years, dating back to the Joseon Dynasty (1394-1910). The village consists of more than 150 hanoks (traditional houses), including 54 houses that are over 200 years old. Inhabited by the Wolseong Son and Yeogang Lee families, Yangdong was registered as an important Folk Material of Korea and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010.
  • Gyeongju Historic Areas

  • Gyeongju Historic Areas

  • Gyeongju Historic Areas

Contents

관광지 Contents 정보 테이블
Gyeongju Historic Areas which embody the time-honored history and culture of Gyeongju can be divided into 5 major sections: Namsan, Wolseong, Daereungwon, Hwangnyongsa, and Sanseong. There are a total of 52 designated cultural assets that are registered as World Cultural Heritages and the area itself was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.