arr.gif (852 bytes)THE WONDERLAND OF VIETNAMESE STAMPS _98

 

Central Vietnam_s Landscapes - Code: 771

In Vietnam nature and culture, historic sites and beauty spots blend into each other. Vietnam is a marvelous epic that seems endless in time _ history.

And among Vietnam well-known landscapes, one can_t but mention beauty spots in the Centre including "gold forest, silver sea", grandiose grotto _ cave, poetic ancient towns that retained the imprint of ancient Vietnamese people_s age-old culture.

And among Vietnam well-known landscapes, one can_t but mention beauty spots in the Centre including "gold forest, silver sea", grandiose grotto _ cave, poetic ancient towns that retained the imprint of ancient Vietnamese people_s age-old culture.

In order to introduce the beautiful landscapes of this region, General Department of Posts _ Telecommunications (DGPT) issues the stampset "Central Vietnam_s Landscapes" consisting of 3 values:

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- The 1st "Ca Na Beach - Ninh Thuan Province" - face value: 400 d

This is the most beautiful landscape in Ninh Thuan Province. It is also nice _ clean beach for visitors to have a good relaxation _ sun-bath. The beach located next to national highway still retains the typical beauty of wild nature in Centre of Vietnam because it is far from crowded resident area.

- The 2nd "Phong Nha Cave - Quang Binh Province" - face value: 400d

This is among Vietnam_s famous landscapes in west Quang Binh, in the mountainous higher section of Gianh river. According to the English explorer, Phong Nha is the longest and most beautiful cave in the world. This cave is located under Truong son range, 20 kilometers in length with numerous wonderful stalactite caves.

- The 3rd " Hoi An Old Town- Quang Nam Province" - face value: 10.000 d

It was an old crowded _ bustling port of the Southeast Asia four centuries ago. Hoi An was the residence of the ancient Vietnamese _ Cham. The Chinese _ Japanese also lived there. There are hundreds of ancient houses made of precious wood _ several pagodas built according to the Chinese _ Japanese style. Now, Hoi An is among big beauty spots for tourism in Vietnam that UNESCO _ the State of Vietnam have poured investment capital in order to restore _ preserve this famous cultural vestige.

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02.02.1998

Mrs. Nguyen Thi Sam (COTEVINA)

37 x 37 (mm)

20 stamps

13

1 cover

170 x 110 (mm)

Postal Stamp Printing Enterprise (in Ho Chi Minh City) 

offset

multi-coloured

standard paper

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