Latest UNESCO listings break the stereotypes

by Philip Gowman on 19 July, 2014

in Asides, Conservation and Environment, Heritage, Joseon Dynasty

Mt Chilbo biosphere reserve

Mt Chilbo biosphere reserve (image courtesy UNESCO)

A famine-ridden state that spends all its money on its army and its nukes; and a country that builds a green city and restores its rivers…

Those are the stereotypes. Yet it’s the North that has just had a biosphere reserve registered at UNESCO, while the South’s latest registration is an impressive piece of military engineering.

The walls of Namhansanseong fortress

The walls of Namhansanseong fortress, Gyeonggi-do (Image courtesy Choi Jin-Yeon / UNESCO / KCTI)

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