Oct 25, 2009

Huanglong Scenic Area Souvenier Sheet FDC from CHINA

FDC Name:Huanglong Scenic Area.
Issue Date:27th AUG'2009
Details:A Souvenir Sheet and FDC was issued by China national Philatelic Corporation.The details
are as follows
  • 6 yuan-Five-Color Ponds
One of the highest scenic areas in China, the Huanglong Scenic Area covers an area of 700 square kilometers in Songpan County of Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. Its primary sight, Huanglong (Yellow Dragon Gully), is a golden sloping are of active calcareous deposition that resembles a huge dragon galloping gown the snow-capped mountain; hence the name Huanglong (Yellow Dragon). The scenic are is graced with abundant resources, featuring eight complexes of more than 3,400 calcareous ponds in multiple colors and of varying shapes. Dazzling amongst the high mountains, deep valleys, snow peaks, silver waterfalls, green lakes and exuberant forests, the colorful ponds exhibit stunning views. In 1992, the Huanglong Scenic Area was inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List.
Remark:Nice stamps set posted on the issue date by registered airmail post and received on Sep'2009 here.

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