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South Korea Issued Stamp on Silk Road Depicts Taj Mahal

korea silk road stampSouth Korea has issued a postage stamp on 10th July 2015 on Gyeongju Silk Road Cultural Festival .It depicts Taj Mahal and Camel(State animal of Rajasthan). Gyeongju Silk Road Cultural Festival 2015 will be held from 21th of August to 18th of October this year(59days) in Gyeongju.Gyeongju is believed as the Eastern Silk Road. As a capital of Silla Dynasty, the city had an opportunity to exchange and cooperate with many important cities on the Silk Road.korea silk road sheetlet

A variety of exhibitions, performances, experiences, images about various cultures will be presented to the visitors during the festival. In particular, ‘Silla, Korea’s Golden Kingdom’ which was a special exhibition of the New York Metropolitan Museum in 2013 will be displayed in Gyoungju National Museum.

Silk Road Sites in Indiasilk route map

No. Name of Property State, Province or Region Area (ha.) Geographic (lat/long) or UTM Coordinates of approximate centre point
1. Ruins of Ancient Vaishali Bihar


2.77 (Vaishali)

7.30 (Kolhua)

25 59 N 85 6 E
2. Remains of Vikramshila Ancient University Bihar


42.35 25 19 N 87 17 E
3. Buddhist remains of Kushinagar Uttar Pradesh, Kushinagar 6.4 (Kushinagar)


26 45 N 83 55 E
4. Sravasti Uttar Pradesh, Sravasti 164.814 27 31 N 82 02 E
5. Kaushambi Uttar Pradesh, Kaushambi 362.341 25  20 N 81 23 E
6. Ahichhatra Ramnagar, tehsil Aonla, district Barreilly, Uttar Pradesh 187.545
Ancient Site and Buddhist Stupa (Sanghol)” State- Punjab, Distt. Fatehgarh Sahib, Tehsil- Khamanu, Locality- Sanghol (Uncha Pind) 220mX200m 30 47N 76 23E
Arikamedu, Early Historic Site Union Territory  0f Pondicherry 13.89 Hectares(34.33 acres) 11 55 N 79 50E
Excavated Remains of Kaveripattinam(Excavated remains of Buddhist vihara and temple at Pallavaneswaram-Melaiyur) Nagapattinam district,Tamil Nadu 0.405 hec

(1.03 acres)

11 12 50 N

79  52 50 E

10 Ancient monastery and stupa together with adjacent land (Harwan) Jammu & Kashmir, Kashmir Valley 74 kanals 06 Marla 34 9N 74   84E
11 Mound Locally

Known as Burud

Kot (Nalla

Sopara Stupa)




Locality- Nalla




19 25N 72 47E
12 Indraprastha NCT Delhi 19.010 approximate 28 34 N 77 12E
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