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The past few days have brought three new UNESCO Cultural Heritage sites into my hands, and a card from a new country, Indonesia!

From shinta in Indonesia comes this card from the Borobudur Temple Complex in Java. The temple became a UNESCO site in 1991, but was built in the 8th and 9th centuries. I absolutely love Buddhist religious buildings. They are so peaceful and beautiful.

And here’s another religious edifice from across the world in Croatia. The cathedral in Sibenik was built in the 15th and 16th century and is dedicated to St. James. The card comes from ddonkey, who gets to see the cathedral often when she goes to Sibenik to do shopping. How lucky!

Finally there is this view of the historic village of Shirakawa-go in Japan. This village was inscribed as a World Heritage site in 1995. The houses here show the steep thatched roofs that are unique in Japan. Silk-worm raising was once a major industry here. This card was sent in by shui from Taiwan, who laments that Taiwan has no UNESCO sites of its own, and expresses hope to visit this site in nearby Japan. I hope to visit, too! It looks lovely.

These treasures also came with a collection of wonderful stamps:

from Indonesia

from Croatia

from Taiwan

That’s all for now!

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