Friday, 6 August 2010

Li River, China

Another cool card from China; I just love the colours in this one! The atmosphere here looks very calm and peaceful, too, it must be a great place for relaxation.

This is a view of Li River in Guangxi Province, China. The River Li originates in the Mao'er Mountains in Xing'an Сounty and flows in the general southern direction through Guilin, Yangshuo and Pingle. In Pingle the Li River merges with two other streams, and continues south as the Gui River, which falls into the Xi Jiang, the western tributary of the Pearl River, in Wuzhou.

The 437-kilometer course of the Li and Gui Rivers is flanked by green hills. Cormorant fishing is often associated with the Lijiang, and you can see an example of it here.

Chinese stamps are so beautiful! It's frustratingly difficult to find any info on them, though, and I couldn't find anything on the three stamps at the top. The small one is from a set of 6 definitives issued in 2002 with the theme "Protecting the common homeland".

I'm really impressed with how quickly this card travelled, too! Usually mail from China takes ages to reach England, but I received this postcard in about a week!


Anonymous said...

That's one beautiful postcard!

Serena said...

Wow - that is stunning!