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Fanyin Cave - Putuoshan Mountain

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 Fanyin Cave  is about 30 meters in depth and half of the cave is immersed in the seawater. Then entrance of the cave like a big mouth is faced with the sea. As the waves splashed on the cave and the tidal water flocks into the cave, you can hear the thunderous sound. In Song Dynasty, Buddhist pilgrims always pray here for this cave is believed to be holy.

 This stamp is printed under
Series: Mount Putuo
Theme: Cave
Issued Country China
Issued Year 03.06.1999
Category Buddhist Architect World Heritage Buddhist Landscape
Type Maximum Card
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