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Tours
Pre-Tour
Post-Tour
Accompanying person’s Tour
Timetable – 30th October (Mon)
Time Program
08:00 Depart from HICO
10:00~12:00 Gyeongju National Museum
12:00~13:00 Lunch : Soft Tofu
13:00~17:00 Gyeongju Historic Areas
(Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond→ Wolseong Palace Site→ Cheomseongdae Observatory→Daereungwon Tomb Complex)
19:00~20:00 Attend Cocktail Reception
Introduction of the Tourist Attraction
Gyeongju National Museum
Depositories of a Millenium-long Culture of Silla Kingdom
The Gyeongju National Museum runs three permanent exhibition halls – Silla History Gallery, Silla Art Gallery and Wolji Gallery. The outdoor exhibition in the museum garden is also a must-see destination where precious artifacts can be seen. The Silla History Gallery exhibits various historical relics found in the Gyeongju and its neighboring areas from prehistoric time to the Silla period. Many of the artifacts found in the tombs allow you to appreciate the aspect of Silla which was called the golden kingdom. In particular, the bronze crowns and ornaments found in Cheonmachong Tomb are the representative artifacts of the museum, displaying the true beauty of plastic art of Silla Kingdom.
Donggung and Wolji Pond
The height of landscape architecture in the Silla Dynasty
Donggung and Wolji in Gyeongju, which are commonly known as Anapji Pond, is a site of detached royal palace of the Silla Dynasty. As it was used as Donggung for residence of prince with other buildings, banquets were held there on national events to celebrate or to receive important guests. Anapji is not in a big scale, but its indented edge would not allow you to capture the whole view of the pond at a glance no matter where you look, and it gives you a glimpse of sophisticated creativity of Silla people, who designed a small pond to look like an open sea. Artifacts excavated from here amounts to a whopping 30,000 pieces, and 700 masterpieces among them are exhibited in Anapji Hall at the Gyeongju National Museum.
Wolseong Palace Site
A Land in a Moon Shape
In the Silla Kingdom, people selected a region that was easy to defend themselves against the foreign invasion or rebellion, and built a palace fortress. This fortress takes after its name, Wolseong, literally meaning “a moon shape”, based on its moon-shaped landscape. It is also called Banwolseong (half-moon fortress) or Shinwolseong (new moon fortress). It was also called Jaeseong, which means where the king resides. . Since it had a large space and beautiful scenery, making itself a good location as a royal palace. It is said that before a palace was built on this site, a person whose name was Hogong lived. When King Talhae was young, he used his wits and occupied this place. When King Namhae heard about this story, he was greatly impressed by what Talhae did, and took him in as his son-in-law, becoming the 4th King of Silla.
Cheomseongdae Observatory
The Oldest Existing Astronomical Observatory in Asia
Constructed during the reign of Silla Queen Seon-deok (632-647), Cheomseongdae Observatory, designated as a national treasure no. 31, allows us to appreciate the level of science during the Silla Kingdom. At the top of the observatory, there is a two-tiered gidan, or a stone platform in the shape of the Chinese letter “井”(jeong, meaning a water well). It is presumed that they placed astronomical instruments on it and became the standard of deciding directions, the north, south, east and west. In the agricultural society, astronomy was not only responsible for informing the timing for farming, but also was greatly related to the astrology to tell the fortunes of the state. So it could be assumed that Cheomseongdae must have occupied an important position in the state affairs, and was managed accordingly. Today, it is also recognized as an outstanding structure with aesthetic value. Slightly tilted to the northeast, however, its original form has been well maintained.
Daereungwon Tomb Complex
A Hill with the Spirit of Heavenly Horse
Covered with green grass, the 23 tombs are located in a curved shape. It is not too big or too small to look like a tomb. You would rather feel like you are strolling a back hill in your neighborhood. The tombs built throughout 1,000-year-old Silla’s history are another work of art. The tombs are as beautiful in the nighttime under the mysterious illumination, but it is even more refreshing to stroll around the spacious compound in the morning time through the forest trails of pine trees. The largest of all is Hwagnamdaechong (Great Tomb of Hwangnam) whose double-edged ridge looks like the back of a camel, and Michuwangneung (the Royal Tomb of King Michu), which is recorded as the name “Daereungwon (Hill of a Big Tomb)” in Samguk Sagi, the historical records of the Three Kingdoms, are also good spots to walk around. Yet, the highlight of all is Cheonmachong Tomb (Heavenly Horse Tomb) which is the only place in this complex that allows visitors inside. When the excavation was conducted to study Hwangnamdaechong, a huge amount of historical relics was discovered, stunning the world.
Timetable – 4th November (Sat)A Course, Gyeongju
Time Program
8:30 Depart from Hotel
9:00 ~ 9:40 Visit Mt. Namsan
9:40 ~ 11:30 Underwater Tomb of King Munmu
12:00 ~ 13:00 Lunch : Bulguksa Temple Food
13:00 ~ 15:00 Bulguksa Temple, Seokguram Grotto
15:00 ~ 18:00 Explore Daereungwon Tomb Complex
(Gyerim Forest, Cheomseongdae Observatory, Cheonmachong Tomb)
18:00 ~ 19:00 Dinner : Korean table d'hote
19:00 ~ 20:00 Night View at Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond
Introduction of the Tourist Attraction
Namsan Mountain
The mountain you should climb to know real Gyeongju
Towering in the south of Gyeongju, Namsan Mountain was the object of worship to Silla people. It is divided as West Namsan, a sacred place where Silla emerged, and East Namsan, where numerous statutes of Buddha are carved on rocks, including Tapgol and Bucheogol. Namsan boasts many important heritage, such as Seokbul Jwasang, seated stone Buddha statue in Mireukgol, and Maaebulsanggun, rock-carved Buddha statues in Chilburam hermitage. Not only that, but it has also excellent natural scenery with rocks of fantastic shape and kaleidoscopic valley. For this reason, many people say, "You shouldn’t say you have been to Gyeongju until you climb the Namsan Mountain." That is to say, Namsan Mountain is where natural beauty integrated with the long history of the Silla Dynasty and the aesthetic sense and religious consciousness of Silla people was sublimated as art.
Underwater Tomb of King Munmu
the underwater royal tomb with his will to guard the country
Munmu Daewangreung is an underwater royal tomb of King Munmu of the Silla Dynasty, who finally unified The Three Kingdoms. It is known that after the King passesd away, he was cremated by Buddhist ritual and the ashes were spread there in accordance with his wish to guard his country as a dragon. The tomb is about 200 meters away from the shore. Daewangam is a rocky island where the center is pitted like a small water hole and surrounded by pillar-like large rocks. It is near to Gameunsa Temple Site and Igyondae Pavilion.
Bulguksa Temple
The Spirit of Art of Silla People
The people of the Silla Kingdom who unified the Three Kingdoms wished to establish the “Land of Buddha” in Silla, and they built this temple out of such desire. It is now gone, but a pond once flowed underneath the stone staircase leading up to the temple. When you open the Jahamun Gate (Mauve Mist Gate) through Cheongungyo Bridge (Blue Cloud Brige) and Baekungyo Bridge (White Cloud Bridge) over this bridge, the world of Buddha will unfold. In other words, if the Daeungjeon Hall (the Hall of Great Enlightenment), Geuknakjeon Hall (Paradise Hall), and Birojeon Hall (Vairocana Buddha Hall) built on the stone staircase are the worlds of Buddha, the lower part of the stairs is a world where humans live. Cheongungyo Bridge, Baekungyo Bridge, Chilbogyo Bridge (Seven Treasures Bridge), and Yeonhwagyo (Lotus Flower Bridge) are the bridge connecting the human world and the paradise of the Buddha.
Seokguram Grotto
Magnificent Beauty of Buddhist Land
Seokguram Grotto is an artificial stone temple, which is divided into Jusil (主室) main chamber that enshrines a statute of Buddha, and the Jeonsil (前室) antechamber where Buddhist services were held. The Jeonsil antechamber is square-shaped, representing the earth, while Jusil main chamber is a rotunda, representing the heavenly world. In this main chamber, the Buddha statute is seated with a generous smile and legs crossed. The Buddha is surrounded by panels of bodhisattavs, who are doing good work today to become Buddha, and the statutes of ten disciples who were taught by Buddha when he was alive, engraved along the rotunda wall. Right behind the Buddha statute stands the graceful Eleven-faced Avalokitesvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion.
Gyerim Forest
Kim Al-ji’s birth place who was the progenitor of a Kim clan

Gyerim Forest is a pristine place where a legend has it that the progenitor of Gyeongju Kim clan, Kim Al-ji was born. The forest is located halfway between Cheomseongdae and Banwolseong in Gyeongju, and a brook murmurs through the forest. It is surrounded by wetlands, and because trees were not recklessly cut down, the lush forest looks just as it did in the old days. The Name of Gyerim was given as a cock allegedly crowed in the forest.

It is Historic Site No. 19, and maple, zelkova and other trees have been standing there since the founding of Silla.

Cheomseongdae Observatory
The Oldest Existing Astronomical Observatory in Asia
Constructed during the reign of Silla Queen Seon-deok (632-647), Cheomseongdae Observatory, designated as a national treasure no. 31, allows us to appreciate the level of science during the Silla Kingdom. At the top of the observatory, there is a two-tiered gidan, or a stone platform in the shape of the Chinese letter “井”(jeong, meaning a water well). It is presumed that they placed astronomical instruments on it and became the standard of deciding directions, the north, south, east and west. In the agricultural society, astronomy was not only responsible for informing the timing for farming, but also was greatly related to the astrology to tell the fortunes of the state. So it could be assumed that Cheomseongdae must have occupied an important position in the state affairs, and was managed accordingly. Today, it is also recognized as an outstanding structure with aesthetic value. Slightly tilted to the northeast, however, its original form has been well maintained.
Daereungwon Tomb Complex
A Hill with the Spirit of Heavenly Horse
Covered with green grass, the 23 tombs are located in a curved shape. It is not too big or too small to look like a tomb. You would rather feel like you are strolling a back hill in your neighborhood. The tombs built throughout 1,000-year-old Silla’s history are another work of art. The tombs are as beautiful in the nighttime under the mysterious illumination, but it is even more refreshing to stroll around the spacious compound in the morning time through the forest trails of pine trees. The largest of all is Hwagnamdaechong (Great Tomb of Hwangnam) whose double-edged ridge looks like the back of a camel, and Michuwangneung (the Royal Tomb of King Michu), which is recorded as the name “Daereungwon (Hill of a Big Tomb)” in Samguk Sagi, the historical records of the Three Kingdoms, are also good spots to walk around. Yet, the highlight of all is Cheonmachong Tomb (Heavenly Horse Tomb) which is the only place in this complex that allows visitors inside. When the excavation was conducted to study Hwangnamdaechong, a huge amount of historical relics was discovered, stunning the world.
Donggung and Wolji Pond
The height of landscape architecture in the Silla Dynasty
Donggung and Wolji in Gyeongju, which are commonly known as Anapji Pond, is a site of detached royal palace of the Silla Dynasty. As it was used as Donggung for residence of prince with other buildings, banquets were held there on national events to celebrate or to receive important guests. Anapji is not in a big scale, but its indented edge would not allow you to capture the whole view of the pond at a glance no matter where you look, and it gives you a glimpse of sophisticated creativity of Silla people, who designed a small pond to look like an open sea. Artifacts excavated from here amounts to a whopping 30,000 pieces, and 700 masterpieces among them are exhibited in Anapji Hall at the Gyeongju National Museum.
 B Course, Andong
Time Program
08:00 ~ 10:00 Depart from Hotel → Andong
10:00 ~ 12:00 Hahoe Folk Village
12:00 ~ 13:00 Lunch : Andong Jjimdak
(Andong-style Braised Spicy Chicken with Vegetables)
13:00 ~ 15:00 Dosanseowon Confucian Academy
15:00 ~ 17:00 Bongjeongsa Temple
17:00 ~ 19:00 Andong → Gyeongju
19:00 ~ 20:00 Dinner
Introduction of the Tourist Attraction
Hahoe Folk Village
Travelling across Time
‘Hahoe’ is a Korean expression, meaning ‘water is flowing around’. It is a name based on the geographical characteristics of this village where the stem of the Nakdongang River flows in an ‘S’ shape. High and green mountains surround the village just like a folding screen. If you go to Andong Hahoe Village, you will feel like you are travelling back to the Joseon Dynasty. Hanok, a Korean traditional house, with an elegant pagoda roof, and Chogajip, a straw-roof cottage, and Todamgil trails, made of earth, are just beautiful.
Dosanseowon Confucian Academy, Andong
Experience the Dignity of Seonbi
Seowon was a private educational institution of the Joseon Dynasty where they performed ancestral rites for admired ancestors and studied Confucianism. Dosanseowon Confucian Academy is also a place where Toegye Yi Hwang, a prominent Korean Confucian scholar, retired to the country and worked for academic researches and trained young scholars. The buildings of Dosanseowon are simple and humbly decorated, rightly reflecting the dignity of Toegye and the attitude of Seonbi (the intellectuals who studied the works of Confucius and Mencius). Even though the Japanese soldiers invaded Dosanseowon during Imjin War, or the 16th Century Japanese Invasions of Korea during the Joseon Dynasty, they did not destroy this Confucius Academy where the mortuary of Yi was enshrined because Toegye’s philosophy was also introduced to Japan and greatly admired. Along with Sosuseowon Confucian Academy which enshrines local Confucian scholar An Hyang, Dosanseowon was one of academies that escaped the destruction of such schools during the rule of Heungseon Daewongun, the father of Emperor Gojong.
Bongjeongsa Temple
The Site Chosen by Bonghwang (Phoenix)
The founding story of Bongjeongsa Temple is as beautiful as a poem. It is a temple built in the seat where a paper phoenix folded and blown by Monk Ui-Sang in the Unified Silla Kingdom finally landed. This paper phoenix containing the Buddhist spirit of the Monk nestled itself on a cozy foot of mountain. This temple is filled with antiquity rather glamor, and is as elegant as the graceful figure of phoenix. The compound of the temple that starts from Deokhwiru Pavilion, which replaces the main gate of the temple, can be reached following steep staircases, as if you strive to find the words of Buddha. Consisting of Daeungjeon Hall (Main Dharma Hall), Geuknakjeon Hall (Paradise Hall) and several buildings of Yosachae (Monk’s residence), the temple harbors several treasures that are easy to pass by. Geungnakjeon Hall is the oldest wooden building that survives today in Korea, featuring rough wall spaces and garble roofs.
Timetable – Day 1, 31st October (Tue)
Time Program
9:30 Depart from HICO
10:00 ~ 12:00 Bulguksa Temple, Seokguram Grotto
12:00 ~ 13:00 Lunch : Temple Lunch
13:30 ~ 15:00 Visit to the Korean Sauna and Spa
17:00~21:00 Opening Ceremony and Welcome Dinner
Introduction of the Tourist Attraction
Bulguksa Temple
The Spirit of Art of Silla People
The people of the Silla Kingdom who unified the Three Kingdoms wished to establish the “Land of Buddha” in Silla, and they built this temple out of such desire. It is now gone, but a pond once flowed underneath the stone staircase leading up to the temple. When you open the Jahamun Gate (Mauve Mist Gate) through Cheongungyo Bridge (Blue Cloud Brige) and Baekungyo Bridge (White Cloud Bridge) over this bridge, the world of Buddha will unfold. In other words, if the Daeungjeon Hall (the Hall of Great Enlightenment), Geuknakjeon Hall (Paradise Hall), and Birojeon Hall (Vairocana Buddha Hall) built on the stone staircase are the worlds of Buddha, the lower part of the stairs is a world where humans live. Cheongungyo Bridge, Baekungyo Bridge, Chilbogyo Bridge (Seven Treasures Bridge), and Yeonhwagyo (Lotus Flower Bridge) are the bridge connecting the human world and the paradise of the Buddha.
Seokguram Grotto
Magnificent Beauty of Buddhist Land
Seokguram Grotto is an artificial stone temple, which is divided into Jusil (主室) main chamber that enshrines a statute of Buddha, and the Jeonsil (前室) antechamber where Buddhist services were held. The Jeonsil antechamber is square-shaped, representing the earth, while Jusil main chamber is a rotunda, representing the heavenly world. In this main chamber, the Buddha statute is seated with a generous smile and legs crossed. The Buddha is surrounded by panels of bodhisattavs, who are doing good work today to become Buddha, and the statutes of ten disciples who were taught by Buddha when he was alive, engraved along the rotunda wall. Right behind the Buddha statute stands the graceful Eleven-faced Avalokitesvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion.
Timetable – Day 2, 1st November (Wed)
Time Program
9:30 Depart from HICO
10:00~12:00 Gyeongju Historic Areas
(Daereungwon → Cheomseongdae Observatory → Gyochon Traditional Village)
12:00~13:00 Lunch : Bibimbap
13:00~15:00 Gyochon Traditional Village
(Experience Korean Traditional Play and Try on Hanbok)
Introduction of the Tourist Attraction
Cheomseongdae Observatory
The Oldest Existing Astronomical Observatory in Asia
Constructed during the reign of Silla Queen Seon-deok (632-647), Cheomseongdae Observatory, designated as a national treasure no. 31, allows us to appreciate the level of science during the Silla Kingdom. At the top of the observatory, there is a two-tiered gidan, or a stone platform in the shape of the Chinese letter “井”(jeong, meaning a water well). It is presumed that they placed astronomical instruments on it and became the standard of deciding directions, the north, south, east and west. In the agricultural society, astronomy was not only responsible for informing the timing for farming, but also was greatly related to the astrology to tell the fortunes of the state. So it could be assumed that Cheomseongdae must have occupied an important position in the state affairs, and was managed accordingly. Today, it is also recognized as an outstanding structure with aesthetic value. Slightly tilted to the northeast, however, its original form has been well maintained.
Daereungwon Tomb Complex
A Hill with the Spirit of Heavenly Horse
Covered with green grass, the 23 tombs are located in a curved shape. It is not too big or too small to look like a tomb. You would rather feel like you are strolling a back hill in your neighborhood. The tombs built throughout 1,000-year-old Silla’s history are another work of art. The tombs are as beautiful in the nighttime under the mysterious illumination, but it is even more refreshing to stroll around the spacious compound in the morning time through the forest trails of pine trees. The largest of all is Hwagnamdaechong (Great Tomb of Hwangnam) whose double-edged ridge looks like the back of a camel, and Michuwangneung (the Royal Tomb of King Michu), which is recorded as the name “Daereungwon (Hill of a Big Tomb)” in Samguk Sagi, the historical records of the Three Kingdoms, are also good spots to walk around. Yet, the highlight of all is Cheonmachong Tomb (Heavenly Horse Tomb) which is the only place in this complex that allows visitors inside. When the excavation was conducted to study Hwangnamdaechong, a huge amount of historical relics was discovered, stunning the world.
Gyochon Traditional Village
Culture of Joseon in Silla
Gyochon in Gyeongju is where the first national university in the Korean peninsula was founded in the Silla Dynasty. Apart from it, another reason gyochon became famous is that it has the historic house of "Rich Man" Choe, who set an example to fellow rich men. They owned and well managed fields yielding as much as 10,000 seok of rice for 12 generations for 400 years, and produced nine Jinsa, a person who has only passed the first examination for office. Moreover, as they helped poor neighbors, it has been widely known as a place where Korean noblesse oblige was practiced. Currently, there are a lot of traditional hanok left around the historic house of Choe and hyanggyo, a Confucian temple and school, and gyochon Village has been created there by restoring a traditional hanok village of Joseon. Nearby, there are many important historic sites of Silla, such as Cheomseongdae Observatory, Wolsong, and Gyerim, so gyochon Village has a unique Joseon culture in the midst of Silla culture.
Timetable – Day 3, 2nd November (Thu)
Time Program
9:30 Depart from HICO
10:00~12:00 Seorabeol Cultural Center
(One Day Class for Korean Traditional Folk)
12:00~13:00 Lunch : Mushroom Casserole
13:00~14:30 Underwater Tomb of King Munmu,
Gameunsaji Temple Site
15:00~17:00 Golgulsa Temple
Introduction of the Tourist Attraction
Underwater Tomb of King Munmu
the underwater royal tomb with his will to guard the country
Munmu Daewangreung is an underwater royal tomb of King Munmu of the Silla Dynasty, who finally unified The Three Kingdoms. It is known that after the King passesd away, he was cremated by Buddhist ritual and the ashes were spread there in accordance with his wish to guard his country as a dragon. The tomb is about 200 meters away from the shore. Daewangam is a rocky island where the center is pitted like a small water hole and surrounded by pillar-like large rocks. It is near to Gameunsa Temple Site and Igyondae Pavilion.
Gameunsa Temple Site
Appreciating the grace of King’s father
Gameunsa Temple was built in the Silla Dynasty by King Sinmun to cherish the commitment of his father King Munmu, who, after unifying the Three Kingdoms, initiated to build the temple to protect his country from invasion by Japanese pirates by the power of Buddha. After King Munmu passed away before the completion of the temple, King Sinmun continued to build it and completed it in two years after he ascended the throne. King Munmu left a will to bury himself in the East Sea after cremation so that he could become a dragon of the sea to protect the country, and Royal Tomb of King Munmu was built to honor his wish; the Temple was completed to cherish his commitment and named as Gameunsa, meaning gratitude.
Golgulsa Temple
The oldest history in Hamwolsan Mountain
Golgulsa Temple has the longest history among Buddhist sites in Hamwolsan Mountain. It consists of a Buddhist sanctuary and a temple dormitory for Buddhist priests, artificially created and used by Saint Kwang Yoo and his companions, who came from India in the 6th century when the Buddhist culture flourished in Silla. It was built by carving the tuff cliff, and now called Korean version of Dunhuang stone cave. At the top of the tuff cliff in Hamwolsan Mountain, there is a Seated Rock-carved Buddha designated as Korea's Treasure No. 581. When you go into the Buddhist sanctuary cave, you can see various forms of Buddhist priests are enshrined, from cute child monks to solemn expounders of the Buddha's teachings.
Timetable – Day 4, 3rd November (Fri)
Time Program
9:30 Depart from HICO
10:00 ~ 12:00 Yangdong Folk Village
12:00 ~ 13:30 Experience Kimchi-making
13:30 ~ 14:30 Lunch : a meal with various kinds of Kimchi
15:00~17:00 Attend the World Congress
19:00 ~ 21:00 Participate in Closing Ceremony / Farewell Dinner
Introduction of the Tourist Attraction
Yangdong Folk Village
Essence of Yangban Culture (Noble Class)
Yangdong Folk Village is the largest of its kind in Korea that preserves the traditional culture and nature of the Joseon Dynasty. This folk village preserves many cultural assets, such as national treasures, treasures and folk materials. It is full of things to see, thanks to the size and preservation status of the village, the number and tradition of cultural properties, and beautiful natural environment and unspoiled localities. It has many terrestrial structures that bring the fortune of wealth from the view of feng shui. From the entrance of the village, there is a large cluster of large houses where nobleman lived. These tilted houses, if they are the house of head of a family clan, would be arranged in accordance with the social custom of yangban class, located on the high and wide ridge, and such houses with a long history are well preserved.
Cultural events
  • 1st OF NOVEMBER
    Traditional Art Groups from Asia and the Pacific Region

    For the first time, the Congress of the OWHC will be held in a city of Asia and the Pacific Region. Asia Pacific Region is a remarkable part of the world as it shows great diversity and similarity at the same time. We have developed miraculous civilizations independently and cooperatively.

    The Performance is a celebratory performance of the first World Congress in the AP region.

  • 2st OF NOVEMBER
    Kushnameh

    A Dance Performance based on a Persian epic poem and part of a mythical history of Iran written by Hakim Iranshān.

    The story is about a Sassanid prince named Abtin immigrated with his subjects to Silla

Young Professionals’ Forum

The Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC), the city of Gyeongju and Korean National Commission for UNESCO are proud to hold the World Heritage Young Professionals Forum 2017 under the theme “Heritage & Communities : Tools to Engage Local Communities”, as part of the 14th World Congress of the OWHC.

Our dream is to inspire Youths of World Heritage Cities from the member cities and to see them participating in the future network of the OWHC. It is a very difficult and overwhelming dream. However, in order to creatively hand over the Outstanding Universal Values of World Heritage to the next generation, the world demands big dreams of all of us, and we are ready to meet the challenges, with your support.

The City of Gyeongju invites Young Professionals from the member cities. Local cost (registration, hotel, transportation in Korea) will be provided by the host city of the 14th World Congress of the OWHC.

 

If you are interested, please refer to the general information.

KOSA Forum
  • KOSA (Korean OWHC Students Association) Forum

    Kosa is a high school network composed of school social clubs from the member cities in Korea.

    The forum is designed to allow teenagers to exchange ideas and raise awareness of the OWHC.

    If you want more detailed information, please refer to the below video clip.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ni7ZHPuqF8

Journalist Workshop
  • Journalists’ Workshop
    (09:00 – 15:00 31st of October)

    This workshop will be held for journalists on the role of media in raising awareness and public advocacy related to World Heritage conservation and protection in their city.

    This time, we are going to actively invite Journalists in New Media (Bloggers, Youtubers)

Special Session
  • 31st of October(13:00-16:00)Capacity Building Workshop for the Cities with the Properties on the Tentative List

    This special workshop which will be organized by ICOMOS Korea allows the potential member cities of the OWHC will be able to learn their roles and strategies from the extensive examples from all over the world.

  • 3rd of NovemberHeritage on the Cutting Edge
    : Digital Technology and Heritage

    It aims to present innovative results, research projects and applications in the field of digitization, documentation, archiving, representation and preservation of global and national tangible and intangible cultural heritage.