The “Global Promotion Campaign” criticizing the development of Legoland on the Jungdo historic site that VANK is promoting around the world was reported by an European history media with great interest.
Recently, Ancient Origin, the press specialized in archaeological history in Ireland, gave details about the campaign, which criticized the development of Legoland on Jungdo.
VANK expects that the Legoland project conducted in Gangwon-do Province to spread to the global through the report by the European press specialized in history under the situation that around 100,000 foreigners around the world have been responding to the campaign promoted through VANK Facebook.
On June 10, 2020, the Ancient Origin reported on historic value of Jundgo destroyed by Legoland and Koreans’ efforts to protect cultural heritages, along with the VANK’s global campaign.
In particular, the media also introduced two YouTube videos – the first five-minute one is about how to participate in the global petition posted by VANK and the other is to promote the issue of developing the Jungdo area to the international community.
Also, the videos show the English petition informing the member states of UNESCO of the largest historic remains of the Bronze Age in the Korean Peninsular buried by the development of Legoland and 14 global promotional posters made by VANK in 4 languages – Korean, English, French, and Italian.
In addition, the posters are composed of the contents to draw the attention of the global citizens by giving a question that ‘what would you do if Legoland is built after demolishing worldwide heritage such as the Stonehenge in the United Kingdom, the Parthenon in Greece, the Pyramid in Egypt, the Colosseum in Rome, the Palace of Versailles in France, and Angkor Wat in Cambodia?, and explain the Jungdo historic site in the Republic of Korea.
At the end of the article, the media also added the website link of the global petition to encourage global participation.
The reporter sent an email to VANK saying, “Thank you for informing us of the issue of Jungdo and it is shameful to develop Legoland without knowing what the priority is.”
A director of VANK, Gi-tae Park, said “we plan to raise the issue of the destruction of Jungod, the largest historic remains of the Bronze Age in the Korean Peninsula, caused by developing Legoland to the global level by introducing the article to the 204 member states of UNESCO”.