Culture and Heritage

Due to the geographical location of Korea in the peninsula, The Korean People enjoy  many unique features. The continental and oceanic tendencies identify the Korean people, which served as the basis of the country's culture and authentic art. Being a peninsula, it has resulted in the emergence of a central- terminal attributes and cultural environment. The origin of this attributes is the continental culture that flowed from the outside.
Under this topographical influence, the Koreans grew a dynamic personality with tendency for peace.

Recognition of Korean monuments by UNESCO as an international Heritage
The UNESCO has recognized the unique cultural value of Korea which is distinctive from the Chinese and Japanese culture, Therefore, The UNESCO has decided to choose a number of valuable Korean monuments to be added to the World Cultural Heritage List. Such as Bulguksa Temple which dates back to the eighth century AD, the Seokguram cave found within Gyeongsangbuk-do province, Gwangju, Tripitaka Koreana (Buddhist texts), Janggyeong Panjeon (the old warehouses of the Buddhist texts), located in the Temple of Haeinsa in Gyeongsangnam-do province, as well as Jongmyo Shrine, Changdeokgung Palace in Seoul and Hwaseong Fortress in the city of Swan.
 In the year of 2000, two Korean monuments were added to that list: the tombs of pre-history in Gochang (Hwasun and Ganghwa), and Gyeongju the capital of the ancient kingdom of Silla (Silla Kingdom), this region contains historical treasures and historical sites which are carefully preserved.