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2 Korean Reservoirs Registered as World Heritage Irrigation Sites

2 Korean Reservoirs Registered as World Heritage Irrigation Sites

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — An international organization on water management technology has registered two South Korean reservoirs as world heritage irrigation structures, local governments said Wednesday. The non-governmental International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) presented certificates on the registration of the Hapdeok Reservoir in the western coastal city of Dangjin and the [...]

Jeju’s World Heritage Sites Expanding

Jeju’s World Heritage Sites Expanding

JEJU, July 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Caves and geological features of volcanoes on Jeju Island will be put up as candidates for registration as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Jeju World Natural Heritage Center revealed on Tuesday, July 5, that it selected Geomunoreum’s upstream caves Utsanjeon, Bukoreum, Daerim, and Socheon Cave in Hallim-eup as candidates. For [...]

Namhansanseong Fortress Named UNESCO World Heritage

Namhansanseong Fortress Named UNESCO World Heritage

SEOUL, June 24 (Korea Bizwire) – The UNESCO World Heritage Committee decided to enlist Korea’s Namhansanseong, or literally meaning “South Han Mountain Fortress,” as a World Heritage site. The Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea announced on June 22 that the World Heritage Committee decided to give the World Heritage status to the South Korean mountain [...]