Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple (1995)
Republic of Korea

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Established in the 8th century on the slopes of Mount T'oham, the Seokguram Grotto contains a monumental statue of the Buddha looking at the sea in the bhumisparsha mudra position. With the surrounding portrayals of gods, Bodhisattvas and disciples, all realistically and delicately sculpted in high and low relief, it is considered a masterpiece of Buddhist art in the Far East. 

Republic of Korea 1997. Top part of a pane illustrating the Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple.

The Temple of Bulguksa (built in 774) and the Seokguram Grotto form a religious architectural complex of exceptional significance. 
  • Republic of Korea 1997. Top part of a pane illustrating the Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple. 

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 9 stamps of the 1,70-value and 3 stamps of the 3,80-value. 

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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