Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Thailand Turkey Relation FDC

Thailand FDC
Name: 50th Anniversary of Thailand - Turkey Diplomatic Relations (Thailand - Turkey Joint issue)
Date of Issue: 12 May 2008
Number: 844

Loha Prasat, Wat Ratchanaddaram, Bangkok, Thailand
Wat Ratchanaddaram (Thai: วัดราชนัดดาราม) is a buddhist temple (wat) located at the intersection between Ratchadamnoen Klang and Mahachak Road, in Phra Nakhon district, Bangkok. Meaning Royal Niece, the temple was built to the order of King Nangklao (Rama III) for Mom Chao Ying Sommanus Wattanavadi (หม่อมเจ้าหญิงโสมนัสวัฒนาวดี) in 1846.

The temple is best known for the Loha Prasat (โลหะปราสาท), a one of a kind in structure Thailand. The pagoda is a replica of the Loha Prasat built in India. It is 36 m high and has 37 metal spires, signifying the 37 virtues toward enlightenment. In the past, Loha Prasat was hidden behind an old movie theatre named Chalerm Thai. The theatre was demolished in 1989 as a project to improve scenery along Ratchadamnoen Road. More...

3 BAHT: Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Turkish: Sultanahmet Camii) is a historical mosque in Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey and the capital of the Ottoman Empire (from 1299 to 1923). The mosque is one of several mosques known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior. It was built between 1609 and 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I. Like many other mosques, it also comprises a tomb of the founder, a madrasah and a hospice. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque has become one of the greatest tourist attractions of Istanbul. More...

Comment: I like this joint issue because I have received both FDCs from Thailand and Turkey, this is the 3rd time. I think it's very difficult to receive real posted FDC from both countries. I'm so lucky!

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