Tuesday, September 3, 2013


Woohoo! New country: Bhutan!

Rather spectacular card showing the Paro Taktsang Monastary, also known as the Tiger's Nest Monastary, a prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site and temple complex, located on a cliffside in the upper Paro valley, Bhutan. The temple complex was first built in 1692, on the site where a Buddhist sage is said to have meditated for three years, three months, three weeks, three days and three hours in the eighth century, and thus introduced Buddhism to Bhutan. Part of the "Sacred Sites associated with Phajo Drugom Zhigpo and his descendants" site on Bhutan's Tentative List for World Heritage.

Many thanks to friend Ed for helping me strike Bhutan from my list, after years and years of waiting for an opportunity to present itself!

Couldn't really find much info about this stamp commemorating, presumably, the years of the Chinese Zodiac, in this case "Male Water Dragon Year 2012".


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    1. Thanks! -- It really took a long time to find an opportunity to get a card from Bhutan, so I'm really pleased to finally have one. :-)

  2. This one is fantastic! My collection is truly jealous :D

    1. Thanks! :-) It was really a stroke of luck to get this one, as I happened to see a friend of a friend post a photo from Bhutan on Facebook and wrote him a message that he read the day he was flying out. So happy it all worked out.