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Mayor of Gyongju speaking at the opening ceremony

Opening Ceremony

Roundtable of Theme 1

Mr. Donovan speaking about the economics of heritage

Roundtable of Theme 2

Mr. Tim speaking at roundtable of Theme 2

Roundtable of Theme 3

Group Photo


Anapji Pond

Cheomseongdae Observatory

Gyeongju Tower


Seokguram Grotto



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
   Tel: 82-54-74507788
   Visit the hotel's website

   Gyeongju Municipal Government and
   Gyeongsangbuk-do Provincial Government

   Korean National Commission for UNESCO
   and UNESCO Bangkok Office


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