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World heritage sites in Korea 

  • Haeinsa Temple Janggyeong Panjeon, the Depositories for the Tripitaka Koreana Woodblocks  
  • Jongmyo Shrine  
  • Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple  
  • Changdeokgung Palace Complex  
  • Hwaseong Fortress  
  • Gochang, Hwasun and Ganghwa Dolmen Sites  
  • Gyeongju Historic Areas  
  • Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes  
  • Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty 
  • (added in 2010) Historic Villages of Korea: Hahoe and Yangdong  

Intangible cultural heritage (living heritage) in the Republic of Korea 

  • Cheoyongmu      
  • Ganggangsullae     
  • Jeju Chilmeoridang Yeongdeunggut      
  • Namsadang Nori      
  • Yeongsanjae  
  • The Gangneung Danoje Festival  
  • The Pansori Epic Chant  
  • The Royal Ancestral Ritual in the Jongmyo Shrine and its Music 
  • (added in 2010) Daemokjang, traditional wooden architecture  
  • (added in 2010) Falconry, a living human heritage  
  • (added in 2010) Gagok, lyric song cycles accompanied by an orchestra      


unesco: world heritage
unesco: intangible cultural heritage
Heritage of South Korea
cultural attractions in south korea: royal palaces and tombs and world heritage sites.

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