Monday, August 13, 2012

VIETNAM ~Water Buffalo~

...After more than a year without postcards of Vietnam I now received two almost within a week....Lovely view of water buffalos grazing in the abundant greenery...Thank you very much Jo!!

With great stamps!!The set includes four stamps covering two bear species in Viet Nam: moon bear (Ursus thibetanus) and sun bear (Ursus malayanus). Both species are listed in the Vietnamese Red Book as endangered species. “The publishing of these stamps contributes to the conservation of bears as well as other endangered wildlife in Viet Nam,”
The water buffalo is the traditional symbol of Vietnam. It represents bravery, happiness and prosperity. Buffalos played a very important role in Vietnamese agriculture. They were a farmer’s most valued possession and were often treated as a part of the family.Buffalos are strong and hard working but also good natured and tame. Right now the preferred method of ploughing the land is still by oxen or water buffalo’s.

1 comment:

  1. It's a lovely postcard. I like postcards with black frame. Black frame and green grass look nice.