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World Heritage Sites series five overseas

World Heritage Sites series five overseas

Japan post issued a set of five stamps as a part of World Heritage Sites of overseas to make better understanding of cultural heritage and natural heritage around the world.

The World Heritage Sites featured on stamps are Yosemite National Park, Acropolis of Athens, Ancient City of Chichen – Itza, Related Groups of Monuments Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Borobudur temple ruins.

World Heritage Sites

Yosemite National Park
Type: Natural Heritage Year: 1984 Country: United States of America
It is the park, including the Yosemite Valley and the glacial valley (Hyoshoku rich) and glacial lake (Hyougako), such as brisk glacier activity before about 10,000 years terrain due to the spread, it’s up creating a beautiful scenic beauty.

The monolith of Merced River and the granite that flows through the Yosemite Valley (granite) we have designed the world’s largest the “El Capitan” as stamp design.

Athens Acropolis
Type: Cultural Heritage Year: 1987 Country: Greece
To start the Parthenon to the Acropolis, has gathered building that symbolizes the ancient Greek civilization.

We have designed the Parthenon also say a symbol of Athens Acropolis as stamp design. The Parthenon of the chancel (choir) and had been pine is the goddess Athena is the Athens of the guardian (pine).

Ancient City of Chichen – Itza
Type: Cultural Heritage Year: 1988 Country: Mexico
This sacred site was one of the greatest Mayan centres of the Yucatán peninsula. Throughout its nearly 1,000-year history, different peoples have left their mark on the city.

The Maya and Toltec vision of the world and the universe is revealed in their stone monuments and artistic works.

The fusion of Mayan construction techniques with new elements from central Mexico make Chichen-Itza one of the most important examples of the Mayan-Toltec civilization in Yucatán.

Related Groups of Monuments Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg
Type: Cultural Heritage Year: 1990 Country: Russian Federation
St. Petersburg is a city founder Peter the Great of imperial Russian regime was completed. In St. Petersburg, Western technology representative to buildings and military facilities the early modern Russia that incorporates has left many.

The stamp design has designed the sparse na Kuravui Cathedral out with related heritage group the historic center of St. Petersburg.

Borobudur Temple compound
Type: Cultural Heritage Year: 1991 Country: Republic of Indonesia
Borobudur Temple compound is one of the world heritage consists of three of the ruins in the center of Java Island.

The stamp design has designed the Buddha statue and stupa (pagoda) of Borobudur temple. Borobudur temple is a pyramid-shaped temple made ??of Dan 9 layers, worshipers make Tour of Dan of nine layers, by touching the relief and Buddha statues depicting the teachings of Buddhism.

Title: World Heritage Sites series five overseas
Date of Issue: 10 July 2015
Country: Japan
Denominations: 82 yen x 5

Source: Japan post

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