Will N.Korea Get Its 2nd UNESCO Heritage Site?

The historic North Korean border city of Kaesong could be listed as a UNESCO world heritage site soon. On Monday, UNESCO released a report by the International Council on Monuments and Sites recommending that the city's historic area be added to the World Heritage List.

The 37th session of the World Heritage Committee in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on June 16-27, will likely include Kaesong on the list.

The historic south gate in Kaesong, North Korea The historic south gate in Kaesong, North Korea

Unless something comes up, North Korea will have a second world heritage site after a complex of Koguryo Tombs was listed in 2004. It is unclear whether the North is capable of abiding by the strict conservation rules for such sites.

The two Koreas combined will then have a total of 12 world heritage sites.

englishnews@chosun.com / May 14, 2013 12:58 KST