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Korean Historic Sites
Description:
Officially designated Korean Historical Sites, Treasures, National Treasures, and Monuments both national, provincial, and municipal.
Expanded Description:
The Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea has designated nearly 3,000 sites and objects as National Treasures, Treasures, and Historic Sites, in addition to about 300 Natural Monuments. Provincial and City governments also have officially designated Treasures and Historic Sites. Our goal is to document these as waymarks.

The CHA currently has the following listed:

405 National Treasures
1885 Treasures
465 Historic Sites
9 Historic & Scenic Sites

394 Natural Monuments have been designated but are not in the database. A partial list is available at the Wikipedia site given below.

The following is an official description of each type of site:

STATE-DESIGNATED HERITAGE

The State-designated Heritage refers to the heritage designated by the Administrator of the Cultural Heritage Administration pursuant to the Cultural Heritage Protection Act after deliberation by the Cultural Heritage Committee. The State-designated heritage is divided into eight categories of the following:

National Treasures: Heritage of a rare and significant value in terms of human culture and with an equivalent value to "Treasures" described below.

Treasures: Tangible cultural heritage of important value, such as historic architecture, ancient books and documents, paintings, sculpture, handicraft, archeological materials and armory.

Historic Sites: Places and facilities of great historic and academic values that are specially commemorable (eg: prehistoric sites, fortresses, ancient tombs, kiln sites, dolmens, temple sites and shell mounds).

Historic & Scenic Sites: Sites of important historic and scenic values.

Scenic Sites: Places of natural beauty with great historic, artistic or scenic values, which features distinctive uniqueness and rarity originated from their formation processes

Natural Monuments: Animals, plants, minerals, caves, geological features, biological products and special natural phenomena, carrying great historic, cultural, scientific, aesthetic or academic values, through which the history of a nation or the secrets to the creation of the earth can be identified or revealed

CITY/PROVINCE-DESIGNATED HERITAGE


Among the non-state designated heritages, those in need of preservation are designated as City- or Province-designated Heritage by the mayor and the governor respectively, based on the municipal or provincial regulations, and they are divided into four categories of the following:

Tangible Cultural Heritage Tangible cultural products of great historic and artistic values, such as buildings, classical records and books, ancient documents, paintings, sculpture and handicraft; and archeological materials corresponding thereto.

Monuments Historic sites of great historic or academic values, such as shell mounds, ancient tombs, fortress sits, palace sites and relic sites; scenic sites of great artistic or aesthetic values; and animals (including habitats, breeding places and resting places), plants (including natural growing sites), minerals and caves of great academic value.

REGISTERED CULTURAL HERITAGE


The Registered Cultural Heritage refers to architectural structures or monumental facilities of early modern or modern times, that have significant values and thus need to be preserved. Cultural Heritage of early modern Times Architectural structures and facilities constructed during the time from the late 19th century to the mid 1940s: cultural heritages from the later period can be included in this category if they are highly valuable and on the verge of destruction or deterioration.


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There are additional classifications for "intangible cultural properties" and "folklore material," but these are not suitable for waymarking.

RESOURCES

The Official Web Site of the Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea has a searchable database. Use the "Heritage Info" tab and select "Professional Search":

Korean Cultural Heritage Administration

Wikipedia has two lists that may be useful. Both are only partial lists, however.

National Treasures of Korea

Instructions for Posting a Korean Historic Sites Waymark:
Any official designated site, as outlined in the description, is eligible for inclusion in this category. Objects that are located in a museum building may be included only if an original photograph of good quality can be obtained according to any applicable regulations. A description of its exact location within the museum must be included in the long description.

1). COORDINATES:
Personally obtained coordinates must be recorded as close to the actual object, structure or site as possible. Keep in mind and observe any restrictions on access. For buildings, including indoor sites, the coordinates should be the main entrance.

2). PHOTOS: In most cases more than one photo will be required to display the site properly! Consider both panoramic and close-up photos. Signs and plaques should always be highlighted with clear close-up shots. While we don't expect professional photography, waymarks submitted with underexposed, blurred, skewed or otherwise poor quality photos may be declined. For buildings, one photo should be a clear close-up of a sign or identifying lettering. If it is a monument or plaque, then a clear close-up of the text must be included. We prefer for the text also to be typed into the long description for those who may not be able to read the photos and so it will be searchable. All photos must be the waymarker's original photos and be placed in the photo gallery.

3). DESCRIPTIONS: Keep in mind that the quick description is what people see when browsing, so do your best to give a succinct description that will give people at a glance an overview of the waymark. If you copy and paste, please give proper attribution.

4). VARIABLES: Please make a good faith effort to provide the information for the variables. Most are not required as they may not apply in all instances.

5). WAYMARK NAME: Please indicate the category and number of the historic site or object in your description and its location (City, or Province, etc.)

EXAMPLE: National Treasure 1: South Gate - Seoul

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Give the date and brief description of your visit. Additional photographs are appreciated.
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Korean Historic SitesBattle of Bukcheon 1592 - Sangju, Korea

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Here on the north bank of the Bukcheon River in present town of Sangju, one of the early battles was fought with the invading Japanese who were ultimately repulsed in a decisive naval battle on the south coast.

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location: Gyeongsang buk do, Korea

date approved: 7/9/2014

last visited: never

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Korean Historic SitesJindo Nandong-ri Ssangungyo and Danungyo (진도 남동리 쌍운교 및 만우교) - Jindo, Korea

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This Cultural Property consists of two small stone bridges near the Historic Site of the Namdoseokseong Fortress on Jindo Island on Korea's scenic southern coast.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Jeolla nam do, Korea

date approved: 1/11/2013

last visited: never

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Korean Historic SitesNamdoseokseong (남도석성) - Jindo, Korea

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This historic fortress probably dates from the 15th century built as a defense against Japanese pirates. It has been well preserved and encloses as living village with many of the old buildings and walls freely open to the public.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Jeolla nam do, Korea

date approved: 1/11/2013

last visited: never

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Korean Historic SitesWindbreak Pine Tree Forest in Shongho-ri (Monument No. 142)

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This stand of over 600 black pine trees is found along several kilometers of straight sand beach in thd small village of Songho, on the Haenam Peninsula, near the southernmost point on the Korean mainland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Jeolla nam do, Korea

date approved: 6/19/2012

last visited: never

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Korean Historic SitesVisiting Site for Swan (백조도래지) - Jindo, Korea

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This is an area on the island of Jindo where migrating swans gather in the winter.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Jeolla nam do, Korea

date approved: 5/24/2012

last visited: never

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Korean Historic SitesSite of Home of Kim Okgyun - Gwangjeong-ri, Korea

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Although there are no longer any buildings here, this site has been preserved out of historical interest for this revolutionist. Kim Okgyun who was born here, and was eventually assassinated while in route to Shanghai.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Chungcheong nam do, Korea

date approved: 4/30/2012

last visited: never

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Korean Historic SitesDaejeon Cultural Property 44 - Evangelist's Village (오정동 선교사촌) - Daejeon, Korea

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This historic site, on the campus of Hannam University, preserves the original housing compound of Dr. William A. Linton and fellow missionaries who founded this school in 1956. They were built as western style houses with traditional Korean roofs.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Chungcheong nam do, Korea

date approved: 4/23/2012

last visited: never

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Korean Historic SitesNational Treasure 288: Jeondong Catholic Church - Jeonju

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Jeondong Catholic Church was built 1908-1914 by French Father Xavier Baudonet on the site of the first Korean martyrs in 1781, and the martyrdom of Bishop Yu Hang-gom in 1801. This Romanesque building Korea National Treasure No. 288

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Korea

date approved: 9/5/2009

last visited: never

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Korean Historic SitesHistoric Site 257: Unhyeongung - Seoul, Korea

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Now surrounded by the great city of Seoul, Unhyeongung (small palace) was the home of young Gojong who later became Emperor in the Joseon Dynasty. Some parts of the palace grounds date from the 1300's with major additions in the 19th century.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Korea

date approved: 7/5/2009

last visited: never

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Korean Historic SitesHistoric Site 258: Seoul Railroad Station - Seoul, Korea

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Seoul Station was completed in 1925 by the occupying Japanese Imperial Forces, during the years of brutal oppression. Tsukamoto Yasushi also designed Tokyo Station, which this resembles. A new, modern station is adjacent, and this will be a museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Korea

date approved: 6/26/2009

last visited: 1/22/2014

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Korean Historic SitesNational Treasure 2: Wongaksa Pagoda - Seoul

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Wongaksa Pagoda is a fabulous ten-storied stone pagoda, was originally at Gyeongbokgung Palace, but now located in Seoul's Tapgol Park, enclosed in thick protective shielding. It dates from 1467 as one of the finest example of Joeson era pagoda art.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Korea

date approved: 6/14/2009

last visited: 8/9/2012

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Korean Historic SitesNational Treasure 1: Sungnyemun - Seoul

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Sungnyemun, officially, or Namdaemun commonly, is National Treasure 1. Built in 1398, it was one of three gates in Seoul's protective wall. On Feb. 10, 2008, the two-tiered wooden gate house was destroyed by arson, and is now under reconstruction.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Korea

date approved: 6/14/2009

last visited: 1/22/2014

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