National Treasures of South Korea

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National Treasures of South Korea (국보) - starting officially in 1962, the South Korean Government began to designate certain Korean treasures, artifacts, sites, or buildings as National Treasures reportedly based on their exceptional artistic, cultural, and historical value to the country. As of 2017, there are 319 such designated National Treasures.


​First on the list of the National Treasures is the previously-noted Nam-Dae-Mun (the South Great Gate) from our Eight Gates of Seoul Subchapter. Pictured herein is the Won-Gak-Sa Pagoda (built in 1467 and currently displayed in the center of Seoul), which is second on this list. 


​For more information on the National Treasures of South Korea, please refer to the following weblink: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Treasure_(South_Korea)