Monday, 22 November 2010
Postcard from China no. 6
A fantastic postcard showing the Detian - Banyue Falls (Chinese: 德天瀑布 & 板約瀑布) or Ban Gioc Falls (Vietnamese: thác Bản Giốc), two waterfalls on the Quy Xuan River on the China-Vietnam border, located in the Karst hills of Daxing County in the Chongzuo prefecture of Guangxi Province, arguably the most beautiful place in China, as the text on the front claims.
The four stamps present a nice overview of some of the China's 2009 production. The top 120 fen stamp shows Anding Academy (2009-27, 4-2) from a series of four stamps presenting ancient academies, issued on 15 November 2009.
The other 120 fen stamp below (2009-9, 3-1), issued on 23 May 2009, shows the North Gate at the ancient town of Fenghuang in Xiangxi Prefecture, Hunan Province.
The third 120 fen stamp (2009-18, 3-2), issued on 27 August 2009, shows the Glittery Flying Waterfall in the Huang Long Scenic Area in the northwest part of Sichuan, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992. There are two more stamps in the series and a miniature sheet.
The last pink stamp at the bottom (2009-7, 2-1), issued on 10 April 2009 to commemorate the China 2009 World Stamp Exhibition, shows a carmine pot with a design of a dragon and a phoenix playing with peony. There are two 120 stamps, and a 600 fen miniature sheet.
Thank you Charlotte, there is very much to explore on a single postcard:)