Mt. Kumgang

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Mt. Kumgang and the Historical Relics in and around the Mountain is part of the Tentative list of Korea (DPR) in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Mt. Kumgang is divided into Inner Kumgang, Outer Kumgang and Sea Kumgang according to its geographical location (temperate zones to sub-arctic zones), every area presenting the unique scenery of its own. Mt. Kumgang is permeated with numerous legends and cultural relics handed over down through generations. Buddhist statues carved on the rocks make the scenery of the mountain more beautiful, blending with their natural settings.

Map of Mt. Kumgang

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Full Name
Mt. Kumgang and the Historical Relics in and around the Mountain
Korea (DPR)
Nominated for
Cultural Landscape - Associative Natural landscape - Mountain
2023 Postponed

"submitted in 2021, could not be undertaken following the request of the State Party due to the COVID-19 situation in the country"

2021 Incomplete - not examined

2019 Preparatory Assistance

2018 Upstream Process

2000 Added to Tentative List

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Mt. Kumgang (T)
WHS 1997-2024