Saturday, April 19, 2008

China Minisheet: 2008-11

China Minisheet
Name: Scenery on the Qiandao Lake
Number: 2008-11
Date of Issue: 16 April 2008
Value: 2 stamps/set

1.20 Yuan:
Beautiful Qiandao Lake
1.20 Yuan: Green Islands on the Qiandao Lake

The Qiandao (Thousand Islands) Lake (Chinese: 千岛湖), located in Chun'an County of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, is a man-made lake built in 1959 to store water for the Xin'anjiang Hydropower Station. The lake covers an area of 573 sq km and over 1000 islands of different shapes and sizes are scattered on it; hence the name. With a vast expanse of water and beautiful scenery, the lake is really a natural landscape scroll. The islands scattered on the lake look like pearls on a jade plate. In the open part, it's a vast expanse of misty, rolling waters; while in the narrow part, the waterway zigzags, just like a maze. Around the lake are mountains covered with lush trees, in which birds sing and flowers blossom. It is a brilliant pearl in the hinterland of the Yangtze River Delta. With its charming landscape, it has attracted numerous Chinese and foreign tourists.

Comment: Obviously, the minisheet is more beautiful than the stamps.

2008-11 Scenery on the Qiandao Lake Stamps
2008-11 Scenery on the Qiandao Lake Minisheet

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