XIV World Congress of the OWHC

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - Friday, November 3, 2017
Gyeongju City - Korea
United States

The city of Gyeongju is privileged to host the 14th World Congress of the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC). I wish to extend a most cordial invitation to you to participate in the 14th World Congress of the Organization of World Heritage Cities.

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.

If the city’s additional nomination for World Heritage is successful this year, it will be an exceptional place where visitors can experience four World Heritage Sites at the same time.

The City invites you to next year's congress on "Heritage & Community : Tools to Engage the Local Communities". There is no better place to witness the mutually synergistic relationship between the people and World Heritages than Gyeongju, It will be complemented by various cultural and social programs that you can experience not only Gyeongju but also Korea.

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