Tuesday, 20 September 2016

China: Xanadu

On Saturday I got three postcards: one from China, one from New Zealand and one from Brazil.

The card from China shows the monument of Kublai Khan in Xanadu. Xanadu was Kublai Khan's capital, where he established the Yuan dynasty that ruled China over a century. It was a unique attempt to assimilate the Mongolian and Han Chinese cultures. Around 1275 the city was visited by Marco Polo and in 1369 it was destroyed by the Ming army. The Site of Xanadu is since 2012 on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Fishes of the Coral Reef (from set of eight) (issued 22-12-1998)

Thank You very much Danise!

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