Gyeongju Historic Areas (2000)
Republic of Korea

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Republic of Korea 2004. Top part of pane illustrating the Gyeongju Historic Area.

The Gyeongju Historic Areas contain a remarkable concentration of outstanding examples of Korean Buddhist art, in the form of sculptures, reliefs, pagodas, and the remains of temples and palaces from the flowering, in particular between the 7th and 10th centuries, of this form of unique artistic expression. 
  • Republic of Korea 2004. Top part of pane illustrating the Gyeongju Historic Area. 

The top part (shown) contains one of each of the two stamps issued, and is separated from the bottom portion of the pane by a row of perforations. 

The lower part of the pane contains four of each stamp. 

In the justification for inscription the UNESCO states that the Kyongju Historic Areas contain a number of sites and monuments of exceptional significance in the development of Buddhist and secular architecture in Korea. The Korean peninsula was ruled for nearly a thousand years by the Shilla dynasty, and the sites and monuments in and around Kyongju (including the holy mountain of Namsan) bear outstanding testimony to its cultural achievements.

Sources and links:

Other World Cultural Heritage Properties in Republic of Korea (on this web site). For more information about the individual properties, please refer to the UNESCO-listing, Republic of Korea-section.

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