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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

Tour

Anapji Pond

Cheomseongdae Observatory

Gyeongju Tower

Gyeongju

Seokguram Grotto

Yangdong

Background

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.  

 

Overview

Date: 
   Wednesday 29 - Thursday 30 August 2012

Venue: 
   Gyeongju Hilton Hotel
   370, Shinpyung-dong, Gyeongju,
   780-290, South Korea
   Tel: 82-54-74507788
   Visit the hotel's website

Hosts:
   Gyeongju Municipal Government and
   Gyeongsangbuk-do Provincial Government

Organizers:
   Korean National Commission for UNESCO
   and UNESCO Bangkok Office

  

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