Monday, August 26, 2013

Tikal National Park


The Tikal National Park, in the Peten region of Northern Guatemala, contains some of the most fascinating archaeological remains of the ancient Maya Civilization. In 1979 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site - both Cultural and Natural. The postcard shown above depicts this site very well. The Tikal Temples, Acropolis and Pyramids, as well as the parrots in the park are all very impressive, making you realize that it is indeed a place with beautiful landscapes and also of great cultural significance. Thank you very much James for this great card!
The stamps on the postcard are very attractive too, especially the one devoted for “100th Anniversary of the Republic of China (Taiwan)”. It is really good designed: the background was comprised of the two national flags while the headquarters of President in two countries - National Palace (Guatemala) and Presidential Office Building (Taiwan) are both featured under the flags, the official log and slogan of the Anniversary are also shown too . As a reminder, Guatemala is one of the 22 UN member states currently maintaining formal diplomatic relations with the ROC (Taiwan).