4 Aug 2010

Original cover of China: Gulangyu

I went to Xiamen by the end of June for a short travel. And there I made this registered cover for myself, on which I affixed a set of three stamps showing this small island issued in 2003. Gulangyu is a car free island off the coast of Xiamen, Fujian province in southern China, about 2km2 in area. It is home to about 20,000 people and is a very popular tourist destination. Visitors can reach it by ferry from Xiamen Island in about 5 minutes. Gulangyu Island is renowned for its beaches and winding lanes and its varied architecture. The island is on China's list of National Scenic Spots and also ranks at the top of the list of the ten most-scenic areas in Fujian Province.

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