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Traditional Culture

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Cultural Heritage Administration < www.cha.go.kr >, Korea Tourism Organization < www.knto.or.kr > Korean traditional culture is based on the agriculture economy and a foundation of Shamanism, Buddhism and Confucianism throughout its 5,000-year history. Cultural activities are famous for how they harmonize and co-exist with many religions and cultures.

There are 425 national treasures, 1,776 treasures and 1,065 important folklore items. A total number of 690 items in 122 countries were registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List. "Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple", "Haeinsa Janggyeong Panjeon," and "Jongmyo Shrine" entered the list in 1995, followed by "Changdeokgung Palace Complex" and "Suwon Hwaseong Fortess" in 1997, and "Gyeongju Historic Areas" and "Gochang, Hwasun, and Ganghwa Dolmen Sites" in 2000.

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