May 1, 2008

China FDC- Scenery on the Qiandao Lake

FDC Name:Scenery on the Qiandao Lake
Date of Issue: 16th APRIL'2008
Details:Set of two stamps was issued
  • 1.20 Yuan: Beautiful Qiandao Lake

  • 1.20 Yuan: Green Islands on the Qiandao Lake

  • The Qiandao (Thousand Islands) Lake (Chinese: 千岛湖), located in Chun'an County of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, is a man-made lake built in 1959 to store water for the Xin'anjiang Hydropower Station. The lake covers an area of 573 sq km and over 1000 islands of different shapes and sizes are scattered on it; hence the name. With a vast expanse of water and beautiful scenery, the lake is really a natural landscape scroll. The islands scattered on the lake look like pearls on a jade plate. In the open part, it's a vast expanse of misty, rolling waters; while in the narrow part, the waterway zigzags, just like a maze. Around the lake are mountains covered with lush trees, in which birds sing and flowers blossom. It is a brilliant pearl in the hinterland of the Yangtze River Delta. With its charming landscape, it has attracted numerous Chinese and foreign tourists.

Remark: Nice 2 nos FDC with Miniature sheet and set of stamps posted on the issue date by registered post reached here on 30th APR'2008.FDC no:004143 & 045086.Only drawback was there as franking was done on the miniature sheet.

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