14th World Congress of the OWHC - Meetings in Gyeongju, South Korea

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 12:00pm - Friday, November 3, 2017 - 12:00pm
Gyeonju, South Korea
United States

The city of Gyeongju is hosting the 14th World Congress of the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC).

As a member city of the OWHC, a Philadelphia delegation of our World Heritage City project will attend the meetings held in Gyeongju, South Korea. The theme for this year is "Heritage & Community : Tools to Engage the Local Communities", and the team will work to promote Philadelphia as an international city with its unique contribution to World Heritage.


Gyeongju is the proud home of three UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Bulguksa Temple/Seokguram Grotto, the Gyeongju Historic Area, and the Korean Traditional Village of Yangdong. As the capital city of the the first kingdom that united the Korean peninsula, Silla, Gyeongju had been the capital city of the dynasty for 992years of the time without parallel in world history. Also, the city has achieved great cultural development through exchanges with the cities in other civilizations throughout the long period.

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