USA - Canada - Kluane, Wrangell-St Elias, Glacier Bay, Tatshenshini-Alsek

"These parks comprise an impressive complex of glaciers and high peaks on both sides of the border between Canada (Yukon Territory and British Columbia) and the United States (Alaska). The spectacular natural landscapes are home to many grizzly bears, caribou and Dall's sheep. The site contains the largest non-polar icefield in the world." 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1A - CANADA - Kluane
Prepaid postcard by Canada Post - sent by April in Canada.


Postcard 1B - CANADA - Kluane
The Kaskawulsh is the most accesible glacier in Kluane Natinal Park, Canada. Thanks to Joanna of Yukon, Canada.




Postcard 2 - CANADA - Tatshenshini-Alsek
Nice postcard of Tatshenshini-Alsek of Canada is a joint UNESCO World Heritage with Kluane of Canada, Wrangell-St.Elias and Glacier Bay of USA. Thanks to Sandeep of Canada.


Postcard 3 - USA - Wrangell-St. Ellias
Ice Cave, Bagley Icefield interior of the Wrangell-St. Ellias National Parks of Alaska, USA.




Postcard 4 - USA - Glacier Bay
Riggs Glacier of Glacier Bay National Park and Perserve in Alaska, USA.

Kenya - Lake Turkana National Parks

"The most saline of Africa's large lakes, Turkana is an outstanding laboratory for the study of plant and animal communities. The three National Parks serve as a stopover for migrant waterfowl and are major breeding grounds for the Nile crocodile, hippopotamus and a variety of venomous snakes. The Koobi Fora deposits, rich in mammalian, molluscan and other fossil remains, have contributed more to the understanding of paleo-environments than any other site on the continent." 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Lake Turkana National Parks, Kenya mailed from USA. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Thanks to Judi of Connecticut, USA. Postmarked Dec 2021 and arrived on January 17, 2022.

Iraq - The Ahwar of Southern Iraq: Refuge of Biodiversity and the Relict Landscape of the Mesopotamian Cities (2016 Inscribed)

"The Ahwar is made up of seven sites: three archaeological sites and four wetland marsh areas in southern Iraq. The archaeological cities of Uruk and Ur and the Tell Eridu archaeological site form part of the remains of the Sumerian cities and settlements that developed in southern Mesopotamia between the 4th and the 3rd millennium BCE in the marshy delta of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. The Ahwar of Southern Iraq – also known as the Iraqi Marshlands – are unique, as one of the world’s largest inland delta systems, in an extremely hot and arid environment."

Source: UNESCO World Heritage


Sunset at South Iraq Marshes. Thanks to Esam of Basra, Iraq. Postcard was postmarked August 3, 2020 and arrived in Penang on January 5, 2022.

USA - Papahānaumokuākea

"Papahānaumokuākea is a vast and isolated linear cluster of small, low lying islands and atolls, with their surrounding ocean, roughly 250 km to the northwest of the main Hawaiian Archipelago and extending over some 1931 km. The area has deep cosmological and traditional significance for living Native Hawaiian culture, as an ancestral environment, as an embodiment of the Hawaiian concept of kinship between people and the natural world, and as the place where it is believed that life originates and to where the spirits return after death. On two of the islands, Nihoa and Makumanamana, there are archaeological remains relating to pre-European settlement and use. Much of the monument is made up of pelagic and deepwater habitats, with notable features such as seamounts and submerged banks, extensive coral reefs and lagoons. It is one of the largest marine protected areas (MPAs) in the world." 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
Endangered Laysan ducks of Lysan island given a new home on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge which located within Papahanaumokuakea. Thankst to Judy of USA.






Postcard 2
Representative marine ecosystem of Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument at Waikiki Aquarium, Hawaii. Thanks to Julia of Hawaii, USA.






Postcard 3
Midway atoll with a landing strip which is part of US National Wildlife Refuge and one of the 10 islands and atolls with the surrounding ocean of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.




Postcard 4
Papahanumomuakea National Marine Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Thanks to Nancy of Philadelphia, USA. Postmarked November 19, 2021 and arrived in Penang on December 1, 2021.


Austria - Germany - Slovakia - Frontiers of the Roman Empire – The Danube Limes (Western Segment)

"It covers almost 600km of the whole Roman Empire’s Danube frontier. The property formed part of the much large frontier of the Roman Empire that encircled the Mediterranean Sea. The Danube Limes (Western Segment) reflects the specificities of this part of the Roman Frontier through the selection of sites that represent key elements from road, legionary fortresses and their associated settlements to small forts and temporary camps, and the way these structures relate to local topography"

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1 - Germany
Roman wall ruins of Passau, Lower Bavaria, Germany. Thanks to Anne of Passau, Germany.




Postcard 2 - Austria
Map of Roman ruins of Vindobona, Austria. It is a new UNESCO World Heritage site. Nice embroidery stamp of a mini FFP2/N95 Face Mask. Thanks so much to Uli of Austria. Postmarked August 9, 2021 WIEN and arrived in Penang on October 28, 2021.



Postcard 3 - Slovakia
Relics of Roman Castle in Gerulata, Slovaka. The ruins of Gerulata is inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage in 2021. Thanks to Misino of Bratislava, Slovakia. Nice matching stamps of Gerulata used.

Thailand - Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns

"Sukhothai was the capital of the first Kingdom of Siam in the 13th and 14th centuries. It has a number of fine monuments, illustrating the beginnings of Thai architecture. The great civilization which evolved in the Kingdom of Sukhothai absorbed numerous influences and ancient local traditions; the rapid assimilation of all these elements forged what is known as the 'Sukhothai style'....

Three old towns were the principal centres of the kingdom of Ramkhamhaeng: 
Sukhothai (the capital)
Si Satchanlai (second royal residence)
Kampheng Pet...." 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage


Postcard 1  - Sukhothai Historical Park 
I visited Sukhothai Historical Park on the way from Chiengmai back to Bangkok in 2015. Fun to ride a bicycle to visit all the different sites in this Historical Park. This postcard was cancelled at Sam Sen Nai post office of the Postal Museum in Bangkok.






Postcard 2 - Si Satchanalai Historical Park - Wat Chedi Jet Thaew 
Wat Chedi Jet Thaew of Si Satchanalai Historical Park - the second royal residence of Sukhothai Kingdom.





Postcard 3 - Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park - Wat Phra Kaeo
Wat Phra Kaeo of Kamphaeng Phet, Thailand. I have been looking for a postcard of Kamphaeng Phet for a long time. Special thanks to Karaket of Thailand.







Postcard 4 - Map location of old capital of Sukhothai





Postcard 5 - Sukhothai Historical Park - Wat Mahathat
Wat Mahathat is translated as Temple of Great Relics.




Postcard 6 - Sukhothai Historical Park - Wat Si Chum
This is the largest Buddha image in Sukhothai.  It took me 15 minutes to bicycle there from the main temples of Sukhothai Historical Park. 







Postcard 7 - Sukhothai Historical Park - Wat Si Sawai






Postcard 8 - Sukhothai - Wat Mahathat
Wat Mahathat, Sukhothai. Thanks to Jean-Pierre of France.






Postcard 9 - Wat Si Chum
The first of day at Wat Si Chum, Pra Atchana, Sukhothai, Thailand - a UNESCO World Heritage with a matching stamp. I arranged for this postcard to be mailed back to me from Sukhtohai, Thailand - postmarked Si Samrong in Sukhothai District.Received November 17, 2021.



Postcard 10 - Sukhothai Historical Place
Another postcard of Sukhothai Historical Place, Thailand. I enjoyed bicycling in this UNESCO World Heritage park. Arranged to be mailed back to me from Sukhothai, Thailand in October 2021 via Singapore. Received November 17, 2021.

Canada - Joggins Fossil Cliffs

"The Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a 689 ha palaeontological site along the coast of Nova Scotia (eastern Canada), have been described as the “coal age Galápagos” due to their wealth of fossils from the Carboniferous period (354 to 290 million years ago). The rocks of this site are considered to be iconic for this period of the history of Earth and are the world’s thickest and most comprehensive record of the Pennsylvanian strata (dating back 318 to 303 million years) with the most complete known fossil record of terrestrial life from that time. These include the remains and tracks of very early animals and the rainforest in which they lived, left in situ, intact and undisturbed. With its 14.7 km of sea cliffs, low bluffs, rock platforms and beach, the site groups remains of three ecosystems: estuarine bay, floodplain rainforest and fire prone forested alluvial plain with freshwater pools. It offers the richest assemblage known of the fossil life in these three ecosystems with 96 genera and 148 species of fossils and 20 footprint groups. The site is listed as containing outstanding examples representing major stages in the history of Earth." 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
Joggins Fossil Cliffs of Canada. Postmarked Joggins, Nova Scotia on August 20, 2010 and arrived in Penang on September 3, 2010. Thanks so much to Karlie of Canada.






Postcard 2
Joggins in Nova Scotia, Canada is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Thanks to Julie of Canada. Mailed on October 8, 2021 and arrived in Penang on October 29, 2021 - travelling 3 weeks.



 

Albania - Austria - Belgium - Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria - Croatia - Czechia - France - Germany - Italy - North Macedonia - Poland - Romania - Serbia - Slovakia - Slovenia - Spain - Switzerland - Ukraine : Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe

"This transboundary property stretches over 12 countries. Since the end of the last Ice Age, European Beech spread from a few isolated refuge areas in the Alps, Carpathians, Dinarides, Mediterranean and Pyrenees over a short period of a few thousand years in a process that is still ongoing. The successful expansion across a whole continent is related to the tree’s adaptability and tolerance of different climatic, geographical and physical conditions.

The extension of the transnational World Heritage serial site of Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe by ten European countries adds to the outstanding universal value and integrity of the property, which now comprises 94 component parts across 18 countries. The extended property represents an outstanding example of relatively undisturbed, complex temperate forests and exhibit a wide spectrum of comprehensive ecological patterns and processes of pure and mixed stands of European beech across a variety of environmental conditions"

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Have collected - Albania, Austria, Germany, Italy, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine 

Missing Countries:
- Belgium (Sonian Forests)
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Bulgaria
- Croatia
- Czechia
- France
- North Macedonia
- Romania
- Slovenia
- Switzerland


Postcard 1 - Albania
Gashi River of Valbone, Albania. Thanks to Boris of Spain who visited Albania and mailed this postcard from Spain with additional Albania stamp.





Postcard 2 - AUSTRIA
Wildnisgebiet Durrenstein, untouched forest of endangered species in eastern Austria. Thanks to Patrik of Estonia.






Postcard 3A - GERMANY - Edersee National Park
Aerial view of the Edersee - old beech forests. Thanks to Marcel of Germany.






Postcard 3B - GERMANY - Jasmund National Park
Jasmund National Park, Rugen Island, Germany. Thanks to Corinna of Germanay.







Postcard 4A - Italy
Foresta Umbra is the Italian site for this European transboundary UNESCO World Heritage of Primeval Beech Forests. Thanks to Irene of Genoa, Italy.






Postcard 4B - Italy
Another different view of Foresta Umbra. Thanks again to Irene of Genoa, Italy.






Postcard 5A - SLOVAKIA - UKRAINE
Primeval Beech Forests of Slovakia and Ukraine. Thanks to Inigo of Spain.



Postcard 5B - SLOVAKIA
'Karpatske Bukove Lesy - Primevel Beech Forests of Caparthians. Thanks to Lubo of Slovakia.





Postcard 6 - SPAIN - Posada De Valdeon Leon
Beech forests of Posada de Valdeon, Leon, Spain. Thanks to Javier of Spain.



Postcard 7 - UKRAINE - Primeval Beech Forest
The Carpathian mountain forests of Ukraine. Thanks to Galyna of Ukraine.




Postcard 8 - POLAND - Wetlina Beech Forest
Wetlina, Poland has the ancient beech forest that is insribed as UNESCO World Heritage. Thanks to Bodexs of Poland. Arrived in Penang on October 28, 2021.