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||To commemorate Thailand Philatelic Exhibition 2005 (Thaipex'05) and this year illustrates are Khone(Art of Thai mask play) from Ramayana story.
The mask play or Khone dramas originated in Ayutthaya Era. The play and costume designs are influenced by the traditional play "Chuck Nark". The fighting style is inspired by Thai sword play and traditional martial arts. Music in the play is taken from traditional musicial plays. Most of the actors wear masks unless their roles are angels, humans, queens, princesses, or giants. Musical parts also include solos and choruses by both leading and supporting actors. The two most-played Khone dramas are the Ramakian and unarrud.
In this must-have stamp series, we bring the main characters from the Ramakian to life : 1.Pra Rama and Princess Sida, 2.Thosakan, 3.Hanuman, and 4.Pra Rama's battle with Thotsakan.
Thaipex'05 will be held during 3-7 August 2005 at Event Hall 5, Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani, in conjunction with ICT EXPO 2005. This philatelic event is under the concept of "Thai stamp in the high-tech era". Two highlights are the 50th birthday anniversary of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn; and the 30 th anniversary of Thai-Chinese diplomatic relations.
Apart from stamps competitions, other entertainments include Thai classical dance, Kid Zond, Thai authors in stamps, Unseen Thailand Corner, as well as Post Mart where stamps and collectible items are on sale. Don't miss this must-see event!
Souvenir Sheet : 30.00 Baht
Firstday Cover : 35.00 Baht
Sheet Composition : 20 stamps