Saturday, October 25, 2014

Day Two Hundred Thirty-Nine

Taiwan TW-35061 received 03-03-2009

Sent by: Yoru
From: Taiwain
ID number: TW-35061
Notes: This is Sun Moon Lake, which was also on the card featured on October 13th.  This is actually not a postcard, but rather a folded greeting-type card.  However, it did not come in an envelope.  There is a spot for the address and stamps on the back, and the card was sealed with a silver sticker, which you can see at the top of the card. 

Thailand TH-69051 received 04-02-2011

Sent by: iamnuchy
From: Thailand
ID number: TH-69051
Notes: Wat Arun, or the Temple of Dawn, is a Buddhist temple on the west bank of the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok, Thailand.  The temple's name derives from the Hindu god Aruna, who is often personified as radiations of the rising sun.  The temple itself was built in the 1600s, but the spires around it were not built until the 19th century. I find it interesting that this is the Temple of Dawn, and yet the card shows the sun setting (according to the caption on the back of the card).

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