Friday, January 29, 2016

Kroměříž Palace | Czech republic

Kroměříž Palace in Kroměříž, Czech Republic, used to be the principal residence of the archbishop of Olomouc. The palace and its gardens is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Historic Centre of Sighişoara | Romania

Sighisoara is a small, fortified medieval town located in the heart of Transylvania (Romania). This medieval town was also the birthplace of Vlad Dracula, who inspired Bram Stoker's fictional creation Count Dracula.

The Historic Centre of Sighişoara is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Batu Cave Temple Comlex | Malaysia

The Batu Cave Temple in Malaysia is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India. The 42 metres tall statue is dedicated to Lord Murugan, the Hindu god of war. To get to the Temple Cave, you have to climb the steep 272 steps to the top of the Batu Caves.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Along the Silk Route on a camel | China

The Silk Road was a network of trade routes between China and the Mediterranean. China silk comprised a large proportion of the trade along this ancient road, hence the name.
A 5,000 km section of the network is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

This set of stamps is titled “ The Silk Road”, it was issued in 2012.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Arch of Caracalla (Djémila) | Algeria

The Arch of Caracalla is a Roman triumphal arch from the beginning of the 3rd century, located at Djémila in Algeria. The arch, together with the rest of the archaeological site of Djémila is UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1982.

Al Atiq Mosque – Ghardaia
The stamp on the right is part of a series depicting Mosques in Algeria. 

Monday, January 11, 2016

Volcanic eruption at Fimmvörðuháls | Island

Fimmvörðuháls is the area between the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull in southern Iceland. One of the most popular hiking trails in Iceland.

The Fimmvörðuháls eruption in 2010 was small and spectacular and attracted visitors from around the world It lasted for 23 days.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Tanzania Marine Life

Tanzania's coast is home to some of the most spectacular diving in the world. The waters off the southern coast of Tanzania are rich in marine life – coral reefs, mangrove forests, fish, marine turtles, whales and many other species.

But..Tanzania is the only country in Africa where fishermen widely use homemade bombs to increase their catch. With devastating impact.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park | Philippines

This park features a spectacular limestone karst landscape with an underground river. With 8.2-kilometer probably the longest navigable underground river in the world.
Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999.

The stamp on the right is to honor the Higantes Festival held in Angono on 22nd and 23rd of every November. Main feature of this festival are the parades of towering giants made of paper-mache, some as tall as fifteen feet. These giants are locally known as higantes.  

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park | Philippines

Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is a 100,000-hectare Marine Protected Area in Palawan, the westernmost Philippine province. The park is a Mecca for scuba divers and model for coral reef conservation.

Tubbataha Reefs National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993.
The stamps are part of a large set of definitives depicting sea-life. And beause of the small size probably issued by the tiny-stamp-department.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Taka Bonerate National Park | Indonesia

Taka Bone Rate National Park is a marine park in Indonesia. The park includes the Takabonerate atoll islands, located in the Flores Sea, south of Sulawesi island. 

With 2220 square kilometers, Taka Bone Rate is the world’s third-largest coral atoll. 


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