Thursday, December 12, 2013

St. Dominic's Church - MACAO - CHINA - UNESCO #1110

St. Dominic's Church was founded in 1587 by Portuguese Dominican priests (originally built with wood boards, hence the local name "Ban Chang Tang") in Macao, at that time under Portuguese government. Thank you very much Ray for this beautiful card and for using stamps with the UNESCO reference. This is my second card from this World Heritage site (the other shows St Paul ruins), another place I dream of visiting. Thank you very much Ray. This postcard took 10 days to arrive!
UNESCO #1110 - St. Dominic's Church - MACAO - CHINA
Macao, a lucrative port of strategic importance in the development of international trade, was under Portuguese administration from the mid-16th century until 1999, when it came under Chinese sovereignty. With its historic street, residential, religious and public Portuguese and Chinese buildings, the historic centre of Macao provides a unique testimony to the meeting of aesthetic, cultural, architectural and technological influences from East and West. The site also contains a fortress and a lighthouse, the oldest in China.

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