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100 Step Sand - Pu Tuo Shan

Located in the east islands (Zhoushan Archipelago) of Zhejiang Province, Putuoshan Mountain (Mount Putuo, Putuo Mountain) is the abode of Avalokitesvara and one of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains in Chin.  Putuoshan Mountain fully shows the beauty of both mountain and sea and honored as the Buddhist Kingdom on the Sea and the Sacred Land of the South China Sea. The original religious activity of Mount Puotuo is traced back to Qin Dynasty (BC 221 - 201) when the Taoist immortals practiced alchemy here, and the relic sites can be still found today.

Stamp featuring 100 Step Sand.  The sand is in One Hundred Steps Golden Beach is golden, pure and soft, just like a carpet. The waves splash on the beach day after day, making a rhythmed sound ceaselessly.

Issued Country China
Issued Year 03.06.1999
Category Buddhist Landscape
Type First Day Cover
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