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.
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.
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.
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.