World Heritage Sites in Republic of Korea

Site nameEntered
Jongmyo Shrine 1995
Haeinsa Temple Janggyeong Panjeon, the Depositories for the Tripitaka Koreana Woodblocks 1995
Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple1995
Hwaseong Fortress1997
Changdeokgung Palace Complex1997
Gyeongju Historic Areas2000
Gochang, Hwasun, and Ganghwa Dolmen Sites 2000
Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes2007
Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty2009
Historic Villages of Korea: Hahoe and Yangdong2010

Tentative list of Republic of Korea
Ancient Mountain Fortresses in Central Korea
Daegokcheon Stream Petroglyphs
Gaya Tumuli of Gimhae - Haman
Gongju and Buyeo Historic Sites
Iksan Historic Areas
Kangjingun Kiln Sites
Mt. Soraksan Nature Reserve
Naganeupseong, Town Fortress and Village
Oeam Village
Seoul City Wall
Seowon, Confucian Academies of Korea
Sites of fossilized dinosaurs throughout the Southern seacoast
Southwestern Coast Tidal Flats
The Goryeong Jisandong Daegaya Tumuli
Traditional Buddhist Mountain Temples of Korea
Upo Wetland

Sites that have been nominated in the past
Samnyon (Fortress) Wall
Tomb of King Munyong

Korea Trip #2 - The South (September 2001)

After Seoul and Andong, I stayed in Gyeongju for a couple of days. From there I made daytrips to several places worth visiting in the area. Three worldheritages were among those: Gyeongju itself, the Bulguksa Temple & Sokkuram Grotto, and the majestic Haein-sa Temple. It took me over 3 hours to get to the last one, but the Haein-sa complex was probably the best sight I saw in South-Korea.

. Haeinsa Temple

Korea Trip #1 - Around Seoul (September 2001)

The first two weeks of September I spent travelling around South-Korea. I tried the quite typical Korean food, visited rural Andong and rainy tropical island Jeju. And of course some worldheritages: four of them are near the capital Seoul. They include Changdeokgung Palace, Kanghwa Dolmen en the Chongmyo Shrine, but what I liked best are the enormous city fortifications of Suwon.

. Hwaseong Fortress