Oct 25, 2009

Sanjiangyuan Nature Reserve FDC from CHINA

FDC Name:Sanjiangyuan Nature Reserve.
Issue date:25th JULY 2009.
Details:3 stamps set was issued the details denominations are as follows:
  • 1.20: Geladandong-Geladandong Snow Mountain, the highest in the Tanggula Mountains, is where the Tuotuo River (headstream of the Yangtze River) originates.
  • 1.20: Eling-Lake-Eling Lake, the most important natural storage reservoir in the Yellow River source are, is one of the pair of largest freshwater lakes on the upper reaches of the Yellow River, the other being Zhaling Lake. The two are dubbed as "Sister Lakes at the Source of the Yellow River".
  • 1.20: Dza Chu-Dza Chu, the head stream of the Lancang River, converges with the Angqu River, which originates from Mt. Gangguori of the Tanggula Mountains, to form the Lancang River.
Sanjiangyuan (Source of Three Rivers) Nature Reserve, covering an area of 152,300 square kilometers in southern Qinghai Province, is so named because of its location at the headwaters of the Changjiang (Yangtze), Huanghe (Yellow) and Lancang rivers. It was established to protect the local plateau wetland ecosystem, alpine meadows and wildlife and plants. Here are numerous lakes and swamps, a dense network of rivers, and wide distribution of snow mountains and glaciers. Home to the world's highest-altitude wetlands, the Sanjiangyuan are is reputed to be the "Source of Rivers" and the "Water Tower of China".
Remark:Nice FDC real posted on the issue date by registered post.

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