Rizal Park, Manila Philippines

 

Rizal Park is dedicated to the Philippine National Hero , Dr. Jose Rizal who was executed by the Spanish colonial authorities for inciting revolution on December 30, 1898.

The Rizal Monument is guarded by sentries in full regalia. It contains the hero’s mortal remains and stands as a symbol of Filipino nationhood.

Jose Rizal 150th Birth Anniversary Commemorative Stamp

Thanks to Jonathan of Jonathan’s Postcrossing Blog for this postcard and for the Jose Rizal 150th Birth Anniversary Commemorative stamps. Salamat, Jonathan !

Bayon Temple, Cambodia

 

Postcard: Bayon Temple

Bayon Temple is made of giant stone faces. There are 37 standing towers, most but not all sporting four carved faces oriented toward the cardinal points.

Bayon is the most recognizable images connected connected to classic art and architecture of Khmers.

This postcard was sent by sis Cheerful of Postcrossing Mom before they left Cambodia. Her whole family is now based in Thailand and I know that I’ll be learning a lot about Thailand, too through the postcards that she’ll be sending soon. Thanks, sis !