Baekje Cultural Festival as a key link of a Korean culture

Baekje Cultural Festival as a key link of a Korean culture
1 votedvote is glad to inform that Korea Post is to issue a new series of commemorative stamps on occasion of the 60th anniversary of Baekje Cultural Festival that will be held from September 26 to October 5, 2014 for 10 days in and around Buyeo-gun and Gongju city in Chungcheongnam-do.

Initiated by local residents, the Baekje Cultural Festival, now stretching beyond its local boundaries, has become a world cultural festival over the last 60 years. The festival is also a reminder of the cultural power of the Kingdom which had developed and spread its ancient culture to neighboring countries through international exchange.

The abundance of endless rice fields provided the basis of Baekje's rich culture and created "the Great Gilt-bronze Incense Burner of Baekje" regarded as the essence of Baekje's culture, "Gold Diadem Ornaments" resembling a blazing flame, "the Five-story Stone Pagoda at Jeongnimsa Temple Site" boasting a one-of-a-kind and refined beauty and "the Rock-carved Buddha Triad" carved with a simple and genial smile.

It is hoped that the simple but not shabby, splendid but not extravagant, sophisticated culture and spirit of Baekje will be revived. All in all two commemorative stamps are to be issued.

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