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'Taekkyon,' 'tightrope walking' added to UNESCO intangible heritage list
Published : Nov 28, 2011 - 11:39
Updated : Nov 28, 2011 - 11:39

Korea's martial art taekkyon and tightrope walking received world intangible heritage status from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Monday, the world body said.

In a meeting in Bali, Indonesia, the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage added the Korean assets "taekkyon" and "jultagi" (tightrope walking) to the intangible list, it said.

They were among the six cultural traditions promoted by South Korea for UNESCO registration. (Yonhap News)

 

<한글 기사>

택견, 줄타기, 유네스코 인류무형유산 등재

줄타기가 유네스코의 인류무형유산으로 등재됐다.

문화재청은 28일 인도네시아 발리에서 열린 제6차 유네스코 무형유산위원회에서 한국이 등재 신청한 6건 중 줄타기가 인류무형유산으로 등재했다고 말했다.

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