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.
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