Tōdai-ji is a Buddhist temple complex located in the city of Nara, Japan. The temple's main hall is the world's largest wooden building. The massive building houses a 15 meters tall bronze statue of Buddha (Daibutsu).
León is the second largest city in Nicaragua, after capital Managua. The city is named after the Spanish city of León. Its most famous
building is the Cathedral of León, the largest cathedral in Central America. The Cathedral of León is on the list of Unesco World
These six stamps (of which three are only partially
visible) with rainforest animals are part of a sheet of 20 stamp, issued 1991.
The Gili islands are an archipelago of three
small islands — Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air —
just off the northwest coast of Lombok, Indonesia. Gili Meno, the
middle island, is the smallest.
White sandy beaches. Tropical coral reefs. Warm inviting waters. All
this awaits you on the Gili islands. And with no cars, no motorbikes and
no distractions other than beautiful tropical island scenery, the Gili islands
off the northwest coast of Lombok are truly an ideal destination for a tropical
Mabul is an island off the south-eastern coast of Sabah in Malaysia,
located close to Sipadan island. It’s a small
island, you can walk around the entire island in less than an hour. Mabul is a
popular diving spot.
Part of a series of six stamps about Malay folk
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands are a UK overseas territory in the southern Atlantic Ocean. It is a
remote and inhospitable collection of islands, consisting of South Georgia and
a chain of smaller islands known as the South Sandwich Islands.
At the height of the whaling period some 2,000 people
lived on the island. Now there are no permanent residents - but there are two Research
Stations. One of it is King Edward Point where the card was sent from.
Around 95% of the world population of Fur Seals breeds
at the Island of South Georgia. Another breeding ground is MacquarieIsland.
The voyage of the James Cair (a lifeboat). A
rescue mission undertaken by Sir Ernest Shackleton and five
companions. Surviving a series of dangers, including a near capsizing, the boat
reached the southern coast of South Georgia after a voyage lasting
Postcard The Seventeen-arch Bridge connects the eastern shore
of Kunming Lake and Nanhu Island. It is 150 metres in length and 8
metres in width, and is composed of seventeen arches, hence its name. It is the
largest stone bridge in the China. The bridge was built during the reign of
Emperor Qianlong (1711-1799).
Grand Cayman is the largest of the three Cayman
Islands. Hell is a group of short, black, limestone formations
located in Grand Cayman. The formation looks like volcanic rock but is
actually made up of very hard limestone, blackened over time.
Part of a set of stamps picturing Cayman Islands
scenes, issued in 2007. Children enjoy one of Grand Cayman’s natural wonders –
the blowholes along the iron-shore coastline in East End.
Postcard Herreninsel or Herrenchiemsee is an island in Bavaria's
largest lake, the Chiemsee. It is the biggest of three main islands of
which the other two are Fraueninsel and "Krautinsel". The island
is inhabited by about only 30 people.
Herreninsel is famous for the extravagant Herrenchiemsee palace
of Ludwig II of Bavaria, the ‘fairytale king’ (he also built Neuschwanstein
castle). The castle was only inhabited by the king for ten nights before he
died of drowning at just 40.
Dekhistan is one of the largest cultural and historic
centres in Turkmenistan.
Today the ancient town of Dekhistan is almost
completely destroyed, the majority of its constructions are covered with sands
of deserts. At the end of the 13th century the city was at its peak during the
dynasty Khorezmshakhs. Destroyed by Mongol empires, rebuilt afterwards but
finally in the 15th century it fell into decline due to lack of irrigation.
Part of a set of 10 stamps Monuments of Architecture.
Carthage was founded in the 9th century B.C. as a
Phoenician colony near modern Tunis. The Phoenicians were sea traders who ‘occupied’
large parts of the Mediterranean coast. Their
major cities were Tyre, Sidon and Byblos on the coastline of modern Lebanon.
One of two stamps depicting Villages of Tunisia. Ghazi Mustapha Fort,
The Great Buddha of Kamakura is a monumental
outdoor bronze located at the Kōtoku-in Temple in Kamakura, Japan.
The bronze statue, the second tallest in Japan, dates from 1252. The statue was
originally housed in a wooden structure, but that structure was destroyed several
1495 the statue has no roof over its head.