China - Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas

"Consisting of eight geographical clusters of protected areas within the boundaries of the Three Parallel Rivers National Park, in the mountainous north-west of Yunnan Province, the 1.7 million hectare site features sections of the upper reaches of three of the great rivers of Asia: the Yangtze (Jinsha), Mekong and Salween run roughly parallel, north to south, through steep gorges which, in places, are 3,000 m deep and are bordered by glaciated peaks more than 6,000 m high. The site is an epicentre of Chinese biodiversity. It is also one of the richest temperate regions of the world in terms of biodiversity." Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
The endemic black snubbed nose monkeys or golden monkeys found along the temperate forests of this Yunnan region. Nice stamps including Year of Tiger stamp and Beijing Olympics stamp. Thanks to Huang of China.





Postcard 2
From my postcard set of World Heritages in China - Three Parallel Rivers of Nujiang, Lancang and Jinsha.





Postcard 3
Maxicard of Yangtze River. Thanks to Aeronest of China.


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