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    Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple | Haeinsa Temple Janggyeong Panjeon, the Depositories of the Tripitaka Koreana Woodblocks | Jongmyo Shrine | Changdeokgung Palace Complex | Hwaseong Fortress | Gyeongju Historic Areas | Gochang, Hwasun, and Ganghwa Dolmen Sites | Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes | Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty | Historic Villages of Korea: Hahoe and Yangdong | Namhansanseong | Baekje Historic Areas
     Baekje Historic Areas  
    Baekje Historic Areas

    Baekje is one of the concurrently presenting ancient countries in Korean Peninsula from B.C 18 to 660 CE. Located in the mountainous mid-western region of the Republic of Korea, Baekje Historic Areas comprise a series of eight archaeological sites, including the Gongsanseong fortress and royal rombs at Songsan-ri in Gongju, the Busosanseong fortress and Gwanbuk-ri Administrative buildings, the Jeongnimsa Temple, the royal tombs in Neungsan-ri and the Naseong city wall in Buyeo, the royal palace at Wanggung-ri and the Mireuksa Temple in Iksan. This property represents the historical tracts of relationships among west Asian ancient kingdoms of Korea, China, and Japan from 5th to 7th century and conclusively stands for the architectural development and the spread of Buddhism.

    Through this property, the reputation of its capital, Buddhist temples, ancient tombs, architecture, and stone pagodas are seen to prove the culture, religion and the aesthetics of ancient kingdom Baekje period. Acknowledged as pivotal elements of ancient city, fortress, palace site, city wall, royal tomb, Buddhist temples are representing the outstanding values of Baekje Historic Areas heritage. Such properties have conserved the crucial evidences of ancient architectural factors and technological progression. Fortress, city wall, mountainous region of royal tomb and location for traffic route are included in both applied heritage and buffer zone. Every component part of applied heritage are state-designated heritage, and some spots are under the ancient city specialized conservation program. Also the components of archaeological sites, fortress, royal tomb, architectural structure of stone pagoda, Baekje Historic Areas maintain of entire city layout authenticity. Applied heritage and components included have invested amount of effort to sustain the historical evidences in all aspects that determine the authenticity of heritage.

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