Following the release of the “Personal Greeting Stamps – Travel in Taiwan” on September 27, 2011, Chunghwa Post continues the legacy and is issuing a new set of personal greeting stamps, featuring Taiwan’s most famed tourism spots. The designs follow:
1. The Presidential Office Building (NT$5): The building is a five-story, post-reconnaisance architecture. On national holidays, it is festooned with celebratory decorations and diamond-studded with lights, as glorious as a diadem.
2. National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (NT$5): The Hall is a nod to the corniced architecture of the Tang Dynasty. Majestic and awe-inspiring, the Hall sits on the luxuriant green grass and vibrant flower shrubs of Chung Shan Park.
3. The National Palace Museum (NT$5): The Museum’s main building is a Chinese palatial structure. Built with turquoise-green tiles and trimmed with yellow ridges, the museum houses near 700,000 prized artifacts. It encapsulates more than five thousand years of Chinese cultural essence.
4. The Taipei 101 (NT$5): At 508 meters in total height, this skyscraper is built in the likeness of an erect bamboo that soars into the sky, symbolizing growth and prosperity. The building is one of Taipei’s most prominent landmarks.
5. National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (NT$5): Styled after the top of the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, and structurally inspired by the Egyptian pyramid, the monument is bracketed by the National Theater and National Concert Hall on the left and right, respectively. The spacious Memorial Hall is an internationally popular tourist attraction.
6. Jiufen (NT$5): Nostalgic and evocative, the seasonal allures in Jiufen are one of a kind. The small town is a well-loved tourism bright spot.
7. Alishan (NT$12): At an elevation of 2,216 meters, Alishan is framed by tall mountains all around, with majestic gorges and roaring waterfalls. The sunrise, the sea of clouds, the enchanting glow of sunset, the unbroken forest and the alpine railway are collectively called, the Five Wonders of Alishan.
8. Qingshui Cliff (NT$12): The cliff is situated in the stretch between Heping and Chongde on the Su-Hua Highway, and a geological marvel on Taiwan’s east coast. Rising at over 1,000 meters above sea level, the cliff nestles against the Pacific Ocean at a near right angle. A steep precipice on one side and an expanse of blue ocean on the other, the sight is breathtaking.
9. The Queen’s Head (NT$12): Yeliu is an extension of Mt. Datun that reaches into the ocean to form a cape. The cape is noted for its quaint geological landscape defined by the constant erosion of ocean waves, the weathering of rocks and crustal movement. Among which, the Queen’s Head – a mushroom rock – is an internationally celebrated attraction.
10. Sun Moon Lake (NT$12): Located at an elevation of 748 meters, the Lake is cloaked by layers of mist, fog, and contrasted by the distinctively outlined mountainscape, making it a classical piece of ink art.
(1) FDC in large size: NT$3 apiece
(2) Folder (with or without mount): NT$8 apiece
(3) Loose-leaf album page: NT$16 apiece
(4) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with the ten stamps: NT$81 apiece
To purchase the relative philatelic products, please go directly to the post office branches, or order on line at http://stamp.post.gov.tw.