Korean Member Cities
The 18th World Conference of historical Cities
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- FeaturesOne thousand years as the Capital of the Silla Dynasty, the first kingdom that unified the Korean peninsula, Another thousand years as the city that represents the history and culture of Korea, With the most UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in the country, Gyeongju looks forwards to another thousand years as a city withstate-of-the-art technology. Welcome to Gyeongju, where the scent of its yesterday travels with you to the future.
- FeaturesWith great ambition, the 26th king of Baekje, King Seong transferred the capital to the prosperous and beautiful Sabi (Buyeo). For 123 years, the city built up its national strength and actively engaged in diplomatic activities, blossoming the ancient culture. It’s the city of history and culture with a deeply rooted spirit of foliar piety and entrepreneurship. It is sometimes considered a Korean kingdom and had ties to the Yemaek people, who are considered the ancestors of modern Koreans and a significant predecessor of the Korean kingdoms of Goguryeo and Baekje.
- Area 864.15k㎡
- FeaturesGongju is a representing tourist city in the central region of Korea. It has not only a beautiful natural environment in Gyeryongsan Mountain, Geumgang River, and the surrounding area, but also UNESCO World Heritages such as Gongsanseong Fortress, Royal Tomb of King Muryeong, Royal Tomb, and Magoksa Temple. In particular, Gongju is a historical city with cultural properties from the Paleolithic era to the ancient, medieval, and modern periods.
- FeaturesSuwon is Gyeonggi-do's capital and largest city, South Korea's most populous province, surrounding Seoul, the national capital. Suwon lies about 30 km south of Seoul. It is traditionally known as "The City of Filial Piety." With a population of 1.3 million, it is more significant than Ulsan, although it is not governed as a metropolitan city. Suwon has existed throughout Korea's history, growing from a small settlement to becoming a major industrial and cultural center. It is the only remaining completely walled city in South Korea.