Saturday, May 31, 2008

China Stamp: 2008-7

China Stamps
Name: White Horse Temple and Mahabodhi Temple (China - India Joint Issue)
Number: 2008-7
Date of Issue: 06 June 2008
Value: 2 stamps/set

1.20 Yuan (2-1):
White Horse Temple, China
White Horse Temple (simplified Chinese: 白马寺; traditional Chinese: 白馬寺) was the first Buddhist temple in China, established under the patronage of Emperor Ming in the Eastern Han capital Luoyang in the year 68. More...

1.20 Yuan (2-2): Mahabodhi Temple, India
The Mahabodhi Temple (Literally: "Great Awakening Temple") is a Buddhist temple in Bodh Gaya, the location where Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, attained enlightenment. Bodh Gaya is located about 96 km (60 miles) from Patna, Bihar state, India. Next to the temple, to its western side, is the holy Bodhi tree. In the Pali Canon, the site is called Bodhimanda, and the monastery there the Bodhimanda Vihara. More...
This FDC was sent to my Indian friend on issue day by registered mail. How about the local postmark on this FDC? it was cancelled by myself, it was the first time that I cancelled the local postmark by myself.

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