World Heritage in North Korea
The world heritage in North Korea (as of 2016) includes two UNESCO world heritage sites , both of which are world cultural heritage sites. North Korea acceded to the World Heritage Convention in 1998, and the first World Heritage site was added to the World Heritage List in 2004. The last World Heritage Site in North Korea to date was registered in 2013.
World heritage sites
The following table lists the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in North Korea in chronological order according to the year of their inclusion on the World Heritage List (K - cultural heritage, N - natural heritage, K / N - mixed, (R) - on the Red List of World Heritage in Danger ).
|Koguryo tombs||2004||K||1091||12 groups of tombs of the Goguryeo dynasty , the rulers of the kingdom of Goguryeo , which was the northernmost and largest of the three kingdoms of Korea in the 1st millennium AD .|
|Historical monuments and sites of Kaesŏng||2013||K||1278||8 groups of historical monuments and sites in Kaesŏng , the capital of the medieval kingdom of Goryeo|
The sites that are intended for nomination for inclusion in the World Heritage List are entered in the tentative list . Currently (2016) five sites are entered in the tentative list of North Korea, the last entry was made in 2000. The following table lists the sites in chronological order according to the year of their inclusion in the tentative list.
|Myohyang-san and the relics in and around the mountain||2000||K / N||1422||see Myohyang-san|
|Historical relics of Pyongyang||2000||K||1424||see Pyongyang|
|Kŭgangsan and the relics in and around the mountain||2000||K / N||1425||see Kŭmgangsan|
|Caves in the Kujang area||2000||N||1426|
- North Korea on the UNESCO World Heritage Center website.
- North Korea. In: whc.unesco.org. UNESCO World Heritage Center, accessed June 7, 2017 .
- Tentative list of North Korea. In: whc.unesco.org. UNESCO World Heritage Center, accessed June 7, 2017 .