Sep 3, 2009

China FDC on "Huanglong Scenic Area"

First Day Cover
Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia


Huanglong Scenic Area

Date of Issue : 27 August 2009

3-1 : Guest Welcome Ponds
3-2 : Glittery Flying Waterfall
3-3 : Muni Gully (Erdao Lake)

Souvenir Sheet : Five-Color Ponds
The Five-Color Ponds, the largest pond complex in Huanglonggou, embraces nearly 700 crystalline water bodies, which appear in different colors in sunlight.

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 area of active calcareous deposition that resembles a huge dragon galloping gown the snow-capped mountain; hence the name Huanglong (Yellow Dragon). In 1992, the Huanglong Scenic Area was inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

A very nice stamp issue. It looks better than the Huanglong stamp sheetlet of Hong Kong issued on 28 Feb 2008.

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