To commemorate the 10th anniversary of regulations introduced to protect the Great Wall, China Post Group started a Great Wall stamp collecting activity on August 10 that includes the issuance of a special Great Wall stamp series (date of issue 20th August 2016).
The stamps were issued in miniaturesheet of 9 stamps and also as long format in a prestige booklet.
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The se-tenant series "The Great Wall" consists of nine postage stamps, that give a panoramic picture to natural and cultural sights along the Great Wall of the Ming Dynasty. The first three stamps depict the section of the Great Wall in Liaoning, Hebei and Beijing.
"Border Mountain and Boundless Sea" portrays the section extending from the Shanhai Pass, that serves as the critical passage between northern and northeastern China to the Hu-Shan Great Wall, the east end of the Great Wall by the Yalu River in Dandong City, Liaoning Province viewed from the Jiaoshan Great Wall in Hebei Province.
"Natural Chasm of Jiiao" demostrates the section of the Great Wall, that stretches eastwards and westwards from the Shandai Pass, which concentrates the most passes along the Great Wall, including Jiumenkou Gateway, Xifengkou Gateway and Huangya Pass.
"Glory of Yan-Zhao Areas" illustrates the western part of the Great Wall in Ji County, that was constructed to defend Beijing. The section of the scenic spots of Simatai, Jinshanling, Gubeikou and Mutianyu section of the Great Wall.
"Shield fort he Capital City" illustrates the inner and outer Great Wall in Beijing and Hebai. The Great Wall is divided into the inner and outer parts with Huairou (in Beijing) as the boundary. The inner part starts from Badaling and stretches south westwards to the Zijing Pass and Daoma Pass, the outer part starts from Huairou and stretches northwards to Zhangjiakou via Xuanfu, later reaches Daton in the west and then keeps extending to the west.
"Magnificent Passes in Shaanxi" depicts the inner and outer Great Wall in Shanxi Province, including famous Niangzi Pass, Yanmen Pass and Shanhukou Gateway.
"Flying Dragon over Long River" portrays the Great Wall in Shanxi and Schaanxi provinces. The Laomin Bay at the junction of Schanxi, Schaanxi and Inner Mongolia, witnesses the impressive scene that the Great Wall and the Yellow River meet each other.
"Looking Northward on Plateau" illustrates the Great Wall in Shaanxi’s Yulin Town on the Loess Plateau. Mounting onto the Zhenbei Teracce in Yulin, one can see the ancient Great Wall snaking on the edge of the Mu Us Desert in distance.
"The Great Wall in Desert" showcases the Ming-Dynasty Great Wall in Ningxia and Guyan towns. The 108 Pagodas stand impressively in Qingtongxia, while the Helan Mountain towers magnificentely in dinstance.
"Ancient Silk Road" portrays the Ming-Dinasty Great Wall in Gansu town along the ancient Silk Road. The Hexi Corridor was a must passage along the ancient Silk Road. Such cities as Zhangye and Wuwei are like gemsinlaid in the Hexi Corridor and have been places where Eastern and Western civilizations met and merged. Towering in the westernmost end of the Great Wall, the Jiayu Pass bears testimony to the unparalelled magnificence of the massive military fortification project, that spans northern China and the Cinese nation’s endless pursuit of revival.