A ceremony to commemorate the designation of the Baekje Historic Areas as UNESCO World Heritage sites was held on Sept. 22 at the site of the ancient Mireuksa Temple in Jeollabuk-do Province (North Jeolla Province).
The Baekje Historic Areas are home to some of the most important relics that show the exchanges and trade that went on among the ancient kingdoms of East Asia in Korea, China and Japan.
The sites were designed as world treasures at the 39th World Heritage Committee meeting that was held in Vienna in July. They are now Korea’s 12th UNESCO-designated World Heritage site.
By Shin Jaewon
Korea.net Staff Writer
Photos: Jeon Han, Cultural Heritage Administration