Thursday, October 25, 2012

TIBET ~Lhasa-Mount Everst~

...After seeing one of my all-time favorite movies, "Seven Years in Tibet" I've been fascinated by Tibet...their culture, religion, nature...and a postcard from the magical "Mount Everest" sent from Lhasa was for a loooong time on my wishlist!! Thanks a million Johnson... you've made my day!!:D:D

Love the back of the postcard too!
With an imprinted lotus flower stamp making it a prepaid postcard and a wonderful special cancellation!!
Other stamps: Subject Foreign Musicians - Mozart(Issued 25-07-2010) Rock Painting in Helan Mountain-Hunting (Issued 23-09-1998) About the first two I couldn't find anything
"Mount Quomolangma ~rooftop of the world"

Mount Everest is the world's highest mountain (dominant peak of the Himalaya's) above sea level at 8848 metres (29029 ft). It is located on the border between Nepal and Tibet and was first climbed by Sir Edmund Hillary and sherpa Tenzing Norgay in 1953.

Its Tibetan meaning of 'Goddess the Third' adds more mysterious color and magic power to the subject. As a result, it has intrigued all kinds of people since it was first discovered. Pilgrims trek long distances to present a pious worship, climbing enthusiasts run great risks to challenge its high altitude and the common tourists also yearn for a reverent look at this holy peak.

The area of Mt. Everest has been built as one of the national natural reserves, wherein live thousands of kinds of plants, hundreds of varieties of wild animals and dense virgin forests. Many of these are precious and rare, like the first-class protected animal ounces and the valuable timber sandals, etc.

At the foot of Mt. Everest is located the highest temple in the world, Rongbuk Monastery.

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