Mayors play a key role in setting the agenda for balancing conservation with growth and ensuring the quality of life of its citizens. Recognizing the important role mayors play, mayors from around the region have been invited to convene at the 2012 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Mayors’ Forum for World Heritage Cities, hosted by the city of Gyeongju, Republic of Korea.
The Gyeongju City is home to the “Gyeongju Historic Areas” World Heritage property containing significant archaeological findings dating back to the Shilla Dynasty. It also has two other world heritage sites; “Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple” and “Historic Villages of Korea: Hahoe and Yangdong”, which reflect Far Eastern Buddhist art and distinctive aristocratic Confucian culture from the early part of Korean history.
Wednesday 29 - Thursday 30 August 2012
Gyeongju Hilton Hotel
370, Shinpyung-dong, Gyeongju,
780-290, South Korea
Visit the hotel's website
Gyeongju Municipal Government and
Gyeongsangbuk-do Provincial Government
Korean National Commission for UNESCO
and UNESCO Bangkok Office