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New UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site Designated For Korea


New UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site Designated For Korea

The Korea Tourism Organization has announced a newly designated UNESCO world cultural heritage site: Namhansanseong.

The historical site was designed as an emergency capital during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) and was used by the King during the second Manchu invasion of Korea in 1636. It was built and defended by Buddhist monk-soldiers and could accommodate up to 4,000 people.  Its earliest remains date back to the 7th century.

Located about 25 kilometres South-East in Gyeonggi-do, Gwangju, Namhansanseong will be the fourth UNESCO world heritage cultural site in the Seoul area.

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