Sri Lanka Wonder of Asia – Stamps on World Tourism Day 2011

Sri Lanka Wonder of Asia – Stamps on World Tourism Day 2011

Sri Lanka Post issued a set of 10 stamps on 27 Sep 2011 to mark World Tourism Day. Different themes were featured on each of the stamps capturing the enchanting beauty of this Island nation.

Sri Lankan Rupees Five – Theme Heritage – Ruwanwelisaya Stupa – It is stupa a hemispherical structure containing relics sacred to Buddhists all over the World. It is located in Anuradhapura in Central Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan Rupees Five – Theme Heritage-Sigiriya Rock Fortress – It is UNESCO WorldHeritage Site. It is ancient rock fortress located near the town of Dambulla in Northern Matale district in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. It consists of Water Gardens, Frescos and archaeological remains. Rocks 200 metres high exist here

Sri Lankan Rupees Five – Theme Festive-Dances of Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Rupees Five – Theme Festive -Festivities and Diversity.

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SRI LANKA TOURISM FDC 2011 -World Tourism Day
SRI LANKA TOURISM BROCHURE
SRI LANKA TOURISM BROCHURE -2011

 

 

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Overprinted Stamps of Bhutan – Masks 1985 – FUKUOKA Overprints

Overprinted Stamps of Bhutan – Masks 1985 – FUKUOKA Overprints

Bhutan issued a set of nine stamps on Mask Dance of the Judgement of Death on 27 Apr 1985. These stamps were overprinted with “Asia-Pacific Exposition Fukuoka 89” and issued on 17 Mar 1989. The Overprints were in two languages Japanese and English.

The Japanese overprints in white are listed below.

5Ch- Shinje Choegyel          35 Ch – Raksh Lango         50 Ch -Druelgo

2.5 Nu – Pago                        3 Nu -Telgo                          4 Nu -Due Nakcung

5 Nu – Lha Karpo                 5.5 Nu – Nyalbum               6 Nu -Khimda Pelkyi

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BHUTAN MASKS -OVERPRINTED 1989
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BHUTAN MASKS -OVERPRINTED 1989

The Four Mythical Animals – Stamps of Bhutan 2016.

The Four Mythical Animals – Stamps of Bhutan 2016.

Deeply rooted in Bhutanese believe the four mythical animals are Tak (Tiger), Seng (Snow Leopard), Chung (Garuda) and Druk (Dragon).

Tak -Tiger – It stands for Confidence, Dignity, Discipline and Modesty. Guru Rinpoche came riding on a flying tigress.

Seng –  Snow Leopard – It stands for Vitality, Dignity and Purity.

Chung – Garuda – It stands for fearlessness and Power.

Druk -Dragon – It stands for elegance, generosity, Calmness and Achievements.

A FDC with a Miniature sheet on Druk or Dragon issued on 18 Jul 2016 is listed.

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BHUTAN FDC2016 – DRUK THE MYTHICAL DRAGON

Maxim Cards on Temples of Thailand – 2002

Maxim Cards on Temples of Thailand – 2002

Thailand issued a set of Four stamps on Temples of Thailand on 17 Jun 2002. Four Maxim Cards along with stamps were also issued. Maxim Cards are listed. The Temples featured on Stamps are

3 Baht -Temple of Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Si Rattanasatsadaram)

3 Baht -Wat Pho Temple (Wat Phra Chetuphon Wimon Mangkhalaram)

4 Baht – Temple of the Dawn (Wat Arun Ratchawararam)

12 Baht -Temple of Marble (Wat Benchamabophit Dusit Wanaram)

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THAILAND MAXIM CARDS 2002 – THE EMERALD BUDDHA TEMPLE
THAILAND TEMPLES MC 2
THAILAND MAXIM CARDS 2002 – WAT PHO

 

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THAILAND MAXIM CARDS 2002 – THE TEMPLE OF DAWN
THAILAND MAXIM CARD 2002 - THE MARBLE TEMPLE
THAILAND MAXIM CARD 2002 – THE MARBLE TEMPLE

 

 

 

Stamps Cards of Bhutan 1994 – Taktshang Monastery

Stamps Cards of Bhutan 1994 – Taktshang Monastery

Bhutan issued a stamp card containing Six Imperf Miniature sheets of 16 Nu each on 15 Aug 1994. These were Airmail stamps and featured the Taktshang Monastery.

Taktshang Monastery also known as Tiger Nest Monastery is located in Paro Bhutan. It evolved in 787 AD based on a legend of Tiger’s Lair. It is one the most important Buddhist Monuments in the World.

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BHUTAN STAMP CARD & MS AIRMAIL 1994- TAKTSHANG MONASTERY PARO

 

A-Ma Temple on Miniature Sheet -Macau 1997.

A-Ma Temple on Miniature Sheet -Macau 1997.

When the Portuguese landed outside a temple on the coast, they asked the natives about the name of the temple. The natives called it A-Ma-Gok (Pavilion of the Mother). The Portuguese named the peninsula as Macau based on the temple name. A-Ma temple is dedicated to Chinese Sea-goddess Mazu and is located in Sao Lourenco in Macau. It was built in 1488 and is believed to be one of the oldest in Macau. This Buddhist Temple consists of Six parts -Gate Pavilion, Memorial Arch, The Prayer Hall, Hall of Benevolence, Hall of Guanyin and Buddhist Pavilion.

In 2005, it became one of the designated sites for Historic Centre of Macau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

A Miniature sheet was issued by Macau on 29 Ap 1997 on A-Ma temple.

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MACAU MS 1997 – A-Ma TEMPLE

 

Stamps on World Buddhist Summit – Myanmar 2004- Indian Flag on the stamp

Stamps on World Buddhist Summit – Myanmar 2004.

Myanmar issued a set of two stamps on World Buddhist Summit 2004 which was held in Yangon, Myanmar. The stamps featuring Flags of various nations and Buddhist Temples were issued on 09 Dec 2004. Indian Flag is also featured on the stamp.

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MYANMAR BUDDHIST CONFERENCE 2004