Well known for its long standing history and rich cultural heritage, Bengbu widely enjoys the popularity of being the "cradle of culture, hometown of King, native place of song and dance, and city of landscape". Bengbu is one of the birthplaces of Huaihe River culture, King Yu, the hero for taming the flood, ordered local governors to cut through hills to dredge Huaihe River for taming the flood in Tushan of Bengbu, where Yu married a woman and had a child named Qi who later became the King of Xia Dynasty. A legend had it that King Yu was so busy dealing with public affairs that he rarely had time to kiss goodbye to his dear wife and children on many occasions.
Written on the front columns of temple hall in memory of King Yu was the couplets: “Dredging Rivers, Eliminating Water Disasters, Performing Immortal Feats; Receiving Powers From Abdication, Meeting Local Governors, Sacrificed and Worshiped Through Eternity”, which was the highest evaluations ever made for Yu’s achievements in taming the flood. King Yu is one of the great founders of ancient Chinese civilization, the most outstanding achievements, which are his so fullest devotion to public service as to forget his own interest, the whole-heartedly spirit of dedication in care for the fate of the nation and the spirit of union and solidarity in China, are constantly fostered and carried forward by his later Chinese descendants
The legend of King Yu has been eulogized eternally; the spirit he left is venerated by the nation.
The cultural industry of King Yu has become the cultural treasures in several provinces nationwide. Taming the flood by King Yu is one of the cultural brands launched by Bengbu of Anhui Province. Tushan Scenic Zone is a five A-level scenic park which integrates the culture of taming the flood by King Yu, the culture of pomegranate and the culture of Huaihe. The boutique stamp album, “King Yu tamed the flood”, is published as a series of products as Bengbu’s culture brand. Under the background of "promoting cultural theme, transmitting positive energy to achieve Chinese Dream", Bengbu Post Philatelic Corporation, Qingda Daren Biotechnology R & D Co., Ltd., Tianyixiu Cultural Gift and Souvenir Limited Liability Company, Crystal Product Advertising Design Company, after making elaborate plans, get the initiative to integrate the spirit of King Yu for taming the flood into the commemorative stamp collection album, which eulogizes the spirit of King Yu’s contributions for taming the flood, conducts vigorous propaganda of Bengbu, creates a Bengbu cultural brand, and revitalizes Bengbu’s economic and cultural development.
This album selects a set of commemorative stamps associated with the historical development of Bengbu, such stamps as "The Sixtieth Anniversary of Harnessing the Huaihe Rive of New China", " Horses Bathing Paintings ", "Fruit", "Hetian Jade", "Chinese Dream"，and an exquisite set of personalized stamps of "King Yu Tamed the flood".
"King Yu Tamed the Flood", the personalized stamps, consists of 12 special works of sculpture, painting and calligraphy by famous artists of Yangqi Peng, Yang Yang, Guo Yan, Xieyun Hu. These works fully reflect the spirit of King Yu and his great achievements. The exquisite collection of the stamp album of "King Yu tamed the flood" integrating knowledge, appreciation and collection in one, is an excellent gift for Bengbu to offer the worldwide in cultural exchanges. 释文：代西良