India - Khangchendzonga National Park (2016 Inscribed)

"Located at the heart of the Himalayan range in northern India (State of Sikkim), the Khangchendzonga National Park includes a unique diversity of plains, valleys, lakes, glaciers and spectacular, snow-capped mountains covered with ancient forests, including the world’s third highest peak, Mount Khangchendzonga. Mythological stories are associated with this mountain and with a great number of natural elements (e.g. caves, rivers, lakes, etc.) that are the object of worship by the indigenous people of Sikkim. The sacred meanings of these stories and practices have been integrated with Buddhist beliefs and constitute the basis for Sikkimese identity."

Source: UNESCO World Heritage


Postcard 1
Mount Khangchendzonga, the highest peak in Khangchendzonga National Park. Thanks to Prashanth of India.





Postcard 2
Multi-view of Sikkim with Kangchendzonga National Park at the top right corner. Received this great postcard from Grete of UK who travelled to Sikkim, India.


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