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‘Shangri-La’ stamps from China

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According to the information provided by China Post Group Corporation, on September 13, 2010 China Post will issue a set of four special "Shangri-La" stamps.

The set will contain "Xia Wei Temple", "Green water and blue sky", "Pinghu Emerald" and "Snowy town" stamps.

Shangri-La is a fictional place described in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by British author James Hilton. In the book, "Shangri-La" is a mystical, harmonious valley, gently guided from a lamasery, enclosed in the western end of the Kunlun Mountains. Shangri-La has become synonymous with any earthly paradise but particularly a mythical Himalayan utopia - a permanently happy land, isolated from the outside world.

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