World Heritage in Korea


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World Heritage in Korea is a gorgeous photo essay of the World Heritage sites in Korea.

A World Heritage site is a landmark or area selected by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) as having cultural, historical, scientific or other significance, and is legally protected by international treaties. These sites are deemed important to the collective interests of humanity and intended for conservation for posterity.

Korean cultural properties attract citizens from around the world. Korea’s cultural heritage calmly withstands the abrasion of time, while mirroring Korea’s past, present and future. Over time, the line, color and shape of the Korean landscape has surpassed the regional limits of the Korean peninsula. There are numerous World Heritage properties in Korea: Changdeokgung Palace, Hwaseong Fortress, Seokguram Grotto, Bulguksa Temple, Haeinsa Temple Janggyeong Panjeon Hall, Dolmen Sites and Gyeongju Historic Area. More recently, Royal tombs of Joseon Dynasty and historical villages of Hahoe and Yangdong have been added to the list. This book is a stunning set of photographs that highlights Korea’s awe-inspiring world heritage properties.

World Heritage in Korea contains the beauty of heritage sites that could be found nowhere but in Korea through the marvelous works of photographer Suh Jae-sik.

Full color photos.

160 pp.
LC# 2001096204
Hardcover 23 x 21.7 cm
ISBN-13: 9781565911710
ISBN-10: 1565911717

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