First day of issue: November 11, 2022
Sheet composition: 20 ( 4 × 5 )
Paper used: Phosphorescent stamp paper
Designer: Delta Design Corporation
Printer: China Color Printing Co., Ltd.
Stamp size: 50 × 30 (mm)
Perforation: 13 × 12½
As part of the series Taiwan Scenery inaugurated in 2016, Chunghwa Post has offered a special set of four stamps, dedicated to famous scenic spots in Changhua County. Descriptions of the stamps follow:
1. Changhua Railway Roundhouse (NT$8): The Taiwan Railway Administration (Changhua Section) locomotive shed is a building dating from 1922. The tracks spread in a fan shape from the central turntable into the locomotive shed, which is thus called the Fan-shaped Locomotive Shed or Roundhouse. After a busy time on the line, all kinds of engines have come to the turntable and been slowly moved into the shed for repairs, maintenance and outfitting, giving the roundhouse its alternative name of Locomotive Hotel.
2. Lugang Mazu Temple (NT$8): Founded at late Ming to early Qing dynasty, this temple houses one of the inaugural Mazu statues from Meizhou Mazu Temple. Crowds worship surrounded by the solemn beauty of the temple's architecture, with its carved eaves and painted doorposts of unique inventiveness. The colorful paintings and carvings in stone and wood are all exquisite and unmatched, so it is called a temple of art and is an important, famous place of pilgrimage in Lugang.
3. Wanggong Fishing Port (NT$12): The Wanggong area is a very distinctive fishing village on Taiwan's west coast. Wanggong oysters are renowned throughout Taiwan. The village has rich natural coastal scenery—mangrove forests, water birds, fiddler crabs and mudskippers—and cultural assets characteristic of a fishing village—the harbor, Fangyuan Lighthouse, sea-watching platform and bamboo rafts. “Wanggong Music Festival” combines music, fireworks and local tradition, which all make Wanggong a popular tourist destination.
4. Natural Ecological Education Center (NT$28): The Center is housed in a building which leaps out like a dolphin. It lies at the mouth of the Dadu River beside very important national wetlands with abundant flora and fauna and is the best place to learn about the ecology of the west coast. Come and enjoy a rich and informative ecological trip.
Personal greeting stamps without marginal inscriptions have been released along with the stamps, which feature a full set of “Taiwan Scenery Postage Stamps — Changhua County.” These customizable stamps are suited to collect.
(1) First Day Cover (195mm × 120 mm): NT$3 apiece
(2) Folder (with or without mount): NT$8 apiece
(3) Loose-leaf album page: NT$8 apiece
(4) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with one NT$8-denominated stamp: NT$11 apiece
(5) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a full set of stamps: NT$59 apiece
To purchase the relative philatelic products, please go directly to the post office branches, Postal Museum or order on line at https://stamp.post.gov.tw.