Property: The Kyongju Historic Areas
Id. N°: 976
State Party: Republic of Korea
Criteria: C (ii) and (iii)
The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iii):
Criterion (ii): The Kyongju Historic Areas contain a number of sites and monuments of exceptional significance in the development of Buddhist and secular architecture in Korea.
Criterion (iii): The Korean peninsula was ruled for nearly a thousand years by the Shilla Dynasty, and the sites and monuments in and around Kyongju (including the holy mountain of Namsan) bear outstanding testimony to its cultural achievements.
The Delegate of Morocco commended the State Party for agreeing to remove the railway line currently truncating the site.