Title:  Silk Road Cultural Festival in Gyeongju 2015  
   
Stamp Serial#
3081 
KPC#
C-2450 
Scott#
 
Date of Issue
07-10-2015 
Quantity
1,000,000 stamps
Denomination
"Forever" stamp;
domesic mail upto 25 g
Design
Silk Road Journey 
Designer
Shin, Jae-yong 
Image Area
50mm x 24mm 
Perforation
14 x 13.25 
Sheet Composition
4 x 5 
Paper
White unwatermarked 
Printing process
and colors
Offset, five colors 
Print
Royal Joh Enschede
for POSA 
Description
The 2015 Gyeongju Silk Road Cultural Festival will be held at Gyeongju World Culture Expo Park and throughout the city of Gyeongju from August 21 to October 18, 2015 under the theme of Eurasia Culture Express Train.

The Silk Road was the great ancient route connecting the East and the West, and the 2015 Gyeongju Silk Road Cultural Festival will bring together the cultures of Korea and Eurasia through over 20 specialized cultural programs in three areas. The first one is the "Meeting of Civilizations." Here, visitors will learn about the histories and cultures of the participating countries through various performances and things to see. There will be the Silk Road Grand Bazaar, where each street will feature a participating country's traditional tea and cuisine, craftworks, and folk performances.

The Silk Road Odyssey will present the history and culture of the Silk Road. The performance "Silla” (titled "BaSilla" in Korean) will inspire audience with a grand epic poem of Persian and Silla heroes fifteen hundred years ago as they came together over the sea.

The second area is the "Golden State of Silla." Here, programs and activities will highlight the art and culture of Silla, widely remembered for its glorious civilization of golden sculptures and adornments. The special exhibition, "Silla: Korea's Golden Kingdom," will feature more than 640 golden relics, including Bodhisattva in Pensive Pose (National Treasure No. 83), and arrange them according to different stages of Silla art.

Visitors can also enjoy some unique programs that combine historical elements and state-of-the-art technology. Among these programs will be "Silk Road, the Festival of Lights" and "Seokguram HMD (head mounted display) travel experience."

The third area is "Venue of Mingling." There will be not only performances of traditional musical instruments of the Silk Road countries, but also the special art performance, "Flying: Hwarang Expedition," which features actions of the Hwarang during the Silla period, and the "Korea in Motion Festival," showcasing unique elements of Korea's performing art. Some 40 countries including the Silk Road Countries, such as China, Uzbekistan, Iran, and Turkey, and the sister cities of Gyeongsangbuk-do Province and Gyeongju city will be coming to Korea to participate in the 2015 Gyeongju Silk Road Expo.

Korea Post is issuing one commemorative stamp depicting the "Journey on the Silk Road" in the hope that the Expo will give visitors excitement that transcends time and space, and help them understand the world and look into the future with the knowledge of culture.