VOV.VN - The Ministry of Information and Communications, working in collaboration with Vietnam Post Corporation, have launched a new postage stamp collection showcasing purple phoenix flowers, aiming to promote the image of the country’s landscape, people, climate, and biological diversity.
The collection includes four 37mm by 54mm stamp designs, as well as one 80mm by 105mm miniature sheet.
The miniature sheet costs VND15,000, while the price of the four remaining stamps stands at VND4,000 each.
The stamps have been designed by painter Nguyen Quang Vinh of the Vietnam Post Corporation, with the artist making use of water colour design methods in order to develop the colourful and beautiful collection.
Purple phoenix flowers, known as Jacaranda acutifolia by their scientific name, are mainly grown in Da Lat city where temperatures tend to be cool throughout the year.
The flowers usually blossom in March around Da Lat city. It normally takes a flower up to five days to truly blossom, with the inflorescences often taking turns to bloom regularly over the course of a four to five-month period.
The collection will be made available from March 30 before ending on December 31, 2024.