First Day Cover 2019- Kumbh Mela Prayagraj – India
The Ardh Khumb Mela at Prayagraj (erstwhile Allahabad) was held from 15 Jan 2019 to 04 Mar 2019 (55 days). 120 million Hindu Devotees participated in this social and religious congregation at Sangam confluence of Ganga and Yamuna. It is a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage. The Logo of 2019 Kumbh shows Sadhus bathing in the confluence of Sangam.
India Post issued a commemorative postage stamp on this event 0n 02 Feb 2019. The 2019 Kumbh logo features on the First-day cover. A First day cover is listed.
Miniature Sheets of India -UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India – Hill Forts of Rajasthan – 2018
India issued a Miniature Sheet and Six stamps on UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India -1 featuring Hill Forts of Rajasthan. The shape of the Miniature sheet depicts the logo of UNESCO.The Forts featured on MS are
Rs 5 – Kumbhalgarh Fort – It is a Mewar Fortress built in 15th Century by Rana Kumbha
Rs 5 – Gagron Fort – It is fort located in Jhalwar district by Raja Bijili Dev in 12th Century.
Rs 5 – Ranthambore Fort- It is located inside the Ranthambore National Park and built in 10th Century by Chauhan rulers.
Rs 12 – Amer Fort – It is located in Jaipur. It was originally built by Meenas and later ruled by Raja Man Singh.
Rs 12 – Jaisalmer Fort -It is located in Jaisalmer and nearly one-fourth of the population still resides inside the Fort. It was built in 1156 AD by Rajput Rawal ruler Jaisal.
Rs 12 – Chittorgarh Fort – It is one of the largest forts in India. The fort has 65 structures and there are two prominent towers namely Vijay Stambha (Tower Victory) and Kirti Stambha (Tower of Fame).
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.
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.
China hosted the 22nd UPU Congress in Beijing in 1999. It issued a Miniature sheet containing eight stamps on Huangshan mountain on 20 Oct 1997. Each stamp was of 200 Chinese renminbi.
Huangshan is a mountain range in southern Anhui province in eastern China. It is UNESCO World Heritage site and one of China’s main tourist destinations. It was namedHuangshan Mountain (Yellow Mountain) in 747 AD by Imperial order of Tang Dynasty.
The scenes feature on the miniature sheet from Top left to right are
200 ren – Mount Huangshan at Sunrise 200 ren -XIHAI Peaks
200 ren – Flying rock in surging Clouds. 200 ren – Beihai in drifting Clouds
200 ren -Yupping Peak 200 ren – Mystical Stone
200 ren – Tiandu Peak over Clouds 200 ren – Fabied abode of Immortals