Friday, 9 October 2009

KR1264 - Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes (2007)

Brief Description

"Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes together comprise three sites that make up 18,846 ha. It includes Geomunoreum, regarded as the finest lava tube system of caves anywhere, with its multicoloured carbonate roofs and floors, and dark-coloured lava walls; the fortress-like Seongsan Ilchulbong tuff cone, rising out of the ocean, a dramatic landscape; and Mount Halla, the highest in Korea, with its waterfalls, multi-shaped rock formations, and lake-filled crater. The site, of outstanding aesthetic beauty, also bears testimony to the history of the planet, its features and processes."

济州火山岛和熔岩洞

"济州火山岛和熔岩洞位于大韩民国最南端,由三部分组成,占 地面积18 846公顷,为济州岛面积的10.3%。遗产包括:地质遗址、绚丽多彩的碳酸盐洞顶和地面、纯黑色的熔岩洞壁、被视为最完美的熔岩洞窟体系;日出峰、由凝 灰岩构成的锥形山峰,如堡垒般矗立在海边,景色令人叹为观止;韩国最高峰——汉拿山,以瀑布、形态各异的岩石和火山口湖泊而闻名。济州火山岛和熔岩洞不仅 美丽绝伦,而且见证了地球的发展、特点和进化过程。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1264

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