The South Korean government is working on the registration of seven mountain Buddhist temples on the UNESCO world heritage list.
administration official of the cultural heritage (Cha) department
announced the move yesterday.
The request will be presented later this month, and according to the
official will include the temple on Mount Beopju Songni, the temple on
Mount Tongdo Yeongchuk, the temple on Mount Buseok Bonghwang, the temple
on Mount Bongjeong Cheondeung, the temple on Mount Magok Taehwa, the
temple Seonam on Mount Jogye and the temple on Mount Daehung Suryun.
The official also said that the final decision on the status of the
temples will be taken in 2018 following a review process lasting 18
Before the request, the Administration has submitted sites in
seminars and conservation projects, by inserting the temples in the
provisional list of UNESCO World Heritage in 2013.