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World Natural Heritage Jeju

World Natural Heritage Jeju

World Natural Heritage Jeju

UNESCO adopted the 'Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage' at the General Conference in 1972, and began to designate World Heritage Sites of outstanding universal value to be preserved for all humanity. World Heritage Sites consist of three categories, cultural, natural, and mixed. As of 2011, a total of 911 sites from 151 countries and are listed, 704 as cultural, 180 as natural, and 27 as mixed. Korea boasts nine World Cultural Heritage sites. They include Seokguram and Bulguksa, Haeinsa Janggyeongpanjeon, Jongmyo, Suwon Hwaseong, Changdeokgung, dolmens in Gochang, Hwasun and Ganghwa, the Gyeongju Historic Areas, Joseon Royal Tombs, and Hahoe and Yangdong Folk Village. Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes is Korea's first and only properties to be designated as World Natural Heritage Sites (2007).

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World Natural Heritage Jeju

  • Title : Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes
  • Sites : Hallasan Natural Reserve,Seongsan Ilchulbong Tuff Cone, Geomunoreum Lava Tube System
  • Area : 18,997 ha (Core Zone: 9,605 ha, Buffer Zone: 9,392 ha)
  • Year of Inscription : 2007 (The first World Natural Heritage in Korea)
  • Criteria : Outstanding scenic (vii) and geologic value (viii)

 

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