Decision : CONF 204 X.C.1
The Koch'ang, Hwasun, and Kanghwa Dolmen Sites (Republic of Korea)
Property: The Koch'ang, Hwasun, and Kanghwa Dolmen Sites
Id. N°: 977
State Party: Republic of Korea
Criteria: C (iii)
The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (iii):
Criterion (iii): The global prehistoric technological and social phenomenon that resulted in the appearance in the 2nd and 3rd millennia BCE of funerary and ritual monuments constructed of large stones (the "Megalithic Culture") is nowhere more vividly illustrated than in the dolmen cemeteries of Koch'ang, Hwasun, and Kangwha.
Supporting the nomination, the Delegate of Australia commended the impeccable state of the site and hoped that when the time is ripe, dolmen sites north of the 38° parallel would be added.
Original Decision Document