武夷山 The Wuyi Mountains, China

Received in mid August 2013 via Postcrossing private swap. I wanted to visit the Wuyi Mountains in 2011 but I didn’t have enough time or money to do so. >_<

It’s an Unesco site in the Fujian province. :)

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The Wuyi Mountains (Chinese: 武夷山; pinyin: Wǔyí Shān) are a mountain range located in the prefecture of Nanping, in northern Fujian province near the border with Jiangxi province, China. The mountains have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for cultural, scenic, and biodiversity values since 1999.

The Wuyi Mountains are located between Wuyishan City, Nanping prefecture in Fujian province and Wuyishan Town, at Shangrao city in Jiangxi province. The world heritage site has a total area of 99.975 hectares that is divided into four core parts: the Nine-Bend Stream Ecological Protection Area (36,400 ha) in the center, flanked by the Wuyishan National Nature Reserve (56,527 ha) to the west and the Wuyishan National Scenic Area (7,000 ha) to the east. The fourth part, the Protection Area for the Remains of Ancient Han Dynasty (48 ha) is located in a separate area about 15km to the south-east of the others. The core parts are surrounded by an additional buffer zone of 27,888 ha.

(Source: Wiki)

2001 Chinese stamp:

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The stamps says: 東極救苦天尊

I don’t know anything about this Chinese  god. :P (Apparently too lazy to look for it online :P)

 

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