Korea's World Heritage Sites
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Haeinsa: Korean temple famous for being the home of important Buddhist scriptures carved onto 81,350 wooden printing blocks.
Also known as "Stone Buddha Temple", Seokguram is celebrated for its Buddhist Art.
Changdeok: Home and most favored palace of Confucian kings and queens of the Joseon Dynasty.
Jongmyo: One of the longest wooden buildings in Asia and the location of important Confucian ceremonies.
Hwaseong: Brick and stone fortress that used Eastern and Western designs.
Gyeongju Historic Areas
Gyeongju: Often called the "museum without walls" because of its many Buddhist treasures including temples and pagodas.
These large stones (Dolmen) were used as grave markers and for ritual purposes during the first millennium BCE.
One of Korea's most iconic landscapes. Jeju is known for its forested mountains, caves, and unique volcanic formations.
Joseon Royal Tombs
The final resting place of Confucian kings and queens of the Joseon Dynasty.
Hahoe: Aristocrats lived here, they studied and wrote about the teachings of Confucius.
Namhan: A well-preserved 17th century mountain fortress which was defended by Buddhist warrior monks and the site of a historic battle against China.
Baekje Historic Areas
Known for its ruined palaces, temples, and tombs; the Baekje capitals were an important bridge that helped spread Buddhism in Northeast Asia.
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