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Prasat Hin Phimai, Thailand

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I received a great card from Thailand today! Beautiful, hu? Thank you Pintip!

The Phimai historical park protects one of the most important Khmer temples of Thailand. It is located in the town of Phimai, Nakhon Ratchasima province.

The temple marks one end of the Ancient Khmer Highway from Angkor. As the enclosed area of 1020x580m is comparable with that of Angkor Wat, Phimai must have been an important city in the Khmer empire. Most buildings are from the late 11th to the late 12th century, built in the Baphuon, Bayon and Angkor Wat style. However, even though the Khmer at that time were Hindu, the temple was built as a Buddhist temple, as Buddhism in the Khorat area dated back to the 7th century. Inscriptions name the site Vimayapura (which means city of Vimaya), which developed into the Thai name Phimai.

Did you know?
The word “Thailand” means “land of the free”

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Buddha Eyes, Nepal

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Namaste mera sathiharu ♥

This is actually the first card I ever received written and stamped from Nepal. Dherai Dhanyabaad Krishna! Malaii man parchha 😀

I have been learning Nepali now for quite a while and  was so proud of me when I understood what Krishna wrote for me:

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Apparently Krishna is happy that my Nepali is so fluent haha, although I would not quite say that it is ^^

These Buddha eyes you can see on the card are on one of the most beautiful buddhist temples in Kathmandu. Swayambunath

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Temple of the God of Justice, Macau

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One of the rare pearls I got from official postcrossing! Thank you Dennis!

Macau was a former portuguese colony and today it belongs to China. It is very famous for its casinos.
The temple of God of Justice was originally a merchant club house in down town. Its function of a temple was formed because the shrineof th God of Justiccee inside the house!

Great card and great stamps!

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Temple Roof, Taiwan

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Here goes the third card I got from Peggy! Thank you very much!!

Chinese dragons are legendary creatures in Chinese mythology and folklore. In Chinese art, dragons are typically portrayed as long, scaled, serpentine creatures with four legs. In yin and yang terminology, a dragon is yang and complements a yin fenghuang (“Chinese phoenix”).

Chinese dragons traditionally symbolize potent and auspicious powers, particularly control over water, rainfall, hurricane, and floods. The dragon is also a symbol of power, strength, and good luck. With this, the Emperor of China usually used the dragon as a symbol of his imperial power and strength.

In Chinese daily language, excellent and outstanding people are compared to the dragon while incapable people with no achievements are compared with other, disesteemed creatures, such as the worm. A number of Chinese proverbs and idioms feature references to the dragon, for example: “Hoping one’s son will become a dragon” (望子成龍, i.e. be as a dragon).

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Kannon Statues of Sanjusangen-Do, Kyoto, Japan

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A great card I got via postcrossing! I love it! Thank you so much Fangflei!!

Sanjūsangen-dō  is a Buddhist temple in Higashiyama District of Kyoto, Japan. Officially known as “Rengeō-in” (蓮華王院), or Hall of the Lotus King, Sanjūsangen-dō belongs to and is run by the Myoho-in temple, a part of the Tendai school of Buddhism. The temple name literally means Hall with thirty three spaces between columns, describing the architecture of the long main hall of the temple. From the Edo period, archery exhibition contests called Tōshiya are held on the west veranda of this temple.

This is a really lovely card!

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Altun Ha, Belize

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What a BEAUTIFUL card! Thank you so much Lawrence! I love your cards ♥

Altun Ha is the name given ruins of an ancient Maya city in Belize, located in the Belize District about 30 miles (50 km) north of Belize City and about 6 miles (10 km) west of the shore of the Caribbean Sea. The site covers an area of about 5 miles (8 km) square. The ruins of the ancient structures had their stones reused for residential construction of the agricultural village of Rockstone Pond in modern times, but the ancient site did not come to the attention of archeologists until 1963. The Old Northern Highway connects Altun Ha to Belize’s Northern Highway, and the site is accessible for tourism. The largest of Altun Ha’s temple-pyramids, the “Temple of the Masonry Altars”, is 54 feet (16 m) high. A drawing of this structure is the logo of Belize’s leading brand of beer, “Belikin”.

Here go some nice facts about Belize:

1. Belize is the only Central American country with English as its official language.

2. Belize’s Black Howler Monkeys are one of the top 10 loudest animals in the world

3. Many Belizeans avoid swimming in the ocean or rivers on Good Friday with the belief that it will bring good fortune

4. Close to 1 million tourists visit Belize annually, 70% of whom are Americans

5. Belizean folklore includes a 3-foot tall, evil dwarf? The thumbless dwarf, dubbed El Duende, hangs out in the forest and punishes any kids who kill the animals.

6. It is considered rude to greet people in Belize by their first names (unless you know them, of course!)

7. The Belizean shoreline water temperature averages between 79 to 83 degrees F

8. Belize houses the only Jaguar preserve in the world (commonly known as the Jaguar Reserve or Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary)

9. Approximately 900 Mayan ruins are scattered throughout Belize

10. About 2/3 of Belize’s forests are still intact

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Temple of Borobudur, Indonesia

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A wonderful postcard from Indonesia! Thank you so much Yenny! I love your card and I enjoy every one of them!

Borobudur, or Barabudur, is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist Temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The monument consists of six square platforms topped by three circular platforms, and is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues.  A main dome, located at the center of the top platform, is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues seated inside a perforated stupa.

I like the postcard which show temples! They are so beautiful.

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