Thursday, March 8, 2012

The 50th Anniversary of Korea - Thailand Diplomatic Relations.

On  1st  October 2008 , Korea Post issued the stamp set for celebrating  the 50th Anniversary of Korea-Thailand Relations. The issue comprises of two postage stamps depicts the palace of each countries respectively.Thailand  presents the Grand Palace  meanwhile Korea Republic presents Changdeokgung Palace.

Grand Palace (Thailand)
The Grand Palace is a complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. The palace has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam (and later Thailand) since 1782. The king, his court and his royal government were based on the grounds of the palace until 1925. The present monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX), currently resides at Chitralada Palace, but the Grand Palace is still used for official events. Several royal ceremonies and state functions are held within the walls of the palace every year.

Changdeokgung Palace (Korea)
Changdeokgung was the second palace after Gyeongbokgung which had been established in 1395 as a primary palace.Changdeokgung, also known as Changdeokgung Palace  is set within a large park in Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It is one of the "Five Grand Palaces" built by the kings of the Joseon Dynasty. The literal meaning of Changdeokgung  is "Palace of Prospering Virtue".Changdeokgung was the most favored palace of many princes of the Joseon Dynasty. (Resources information were taken from Wikipedia)

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