Monday, December 12, 2016

PAKISTAN ~ Sheosar Lake - Deosai National Park ~

...Fantastic nature view and new National Park... it is often quoted as “The Roof of the World”  because it is the second highest plateau in the world after the Chang Tang in Tibet and one of the highest lakes... In local Balti language, Deosai is called Byarsa, meaning "summer place"... it can only be visited during the summer season... Thanks a lot Aamir!! ❁◕ ‿ ◕❁

Photo: Usman Ghani

From backside postcard:
Sheosar Lake is located in Deosai Plateau (near Skardu) at an elevatior of 13.590 ft. Deosai is a treeless wildernessover 13.000ft covering an area of more than 3.0000sq k. Sheosar lies at the western end of the plateau towards the Astore side. The lake is deep blue in colour and presents magnificient views of snow-capped mountains. Himalayan Marmots and many migratory birds can be seen around the lake.

The Deosai National Park is located in Northern Pakistan and  was established in 1993 to protect the survival of the Himalayan brown bear and its habitat. Deosai is the combination of two words "Deo" (giant) and "Sa" (shadow). For centuries, it is believed that this place is haunted by giants, so it became "The Land of the Giants".

Stamps:

Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(Issued 11-09-1994)

Muhammad Ali Jinnah 19. August
(Issued 19-08-1998)

The 55th Anniversary of the Birth of Benazir Bhutto
(Issued 21-06-2008)

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