In keeping with the theme of “Tourism Day” on the fourth day (April 27) of the TAIPEI 2015 - 30th Asian International Stamp Exhibition, Chunghwa Post is proud to launch a set of two stamps, themed “Invites You to Visit Taiwan” , featuring the Sky Lantern Festival at Pingxi, and the Vase Rock on Xiao Liuqiu Island. The set of stamps is designed with a horizontal se-tenant block. The designs follow: 1.NT$12 stamp: The Sky Lantern Festival in New Taipei City’s Pingxi is the most famous Lantern Festival celebration in Northern Taiwan. The event was voted in a Discovery Channel poll as the world’s second grandest nighttime celebration. As thousands upon thousands of lanterns ascend into the night sky, the points of light are a wonder to behold. The lanterns are invested with prayers and hopes by those who launch them, and images of them in the night sky serve well to market Taiwan. 2. NT$25 stamp: Pintung County’s Xiao Liuqiu is Taiwan’s only coral island. Vase Rock, formed by uplifted coral that has weathered to be thick on top and thin on the bottom, is the most iconic of the island’s rich tourist resources. Resembling a flower vase in shape, the aptly named rock has become a must-see attraction on the island.
(1) First Day Cover: NT$2 apiece (2) Folder (with or without mount): NT$5 apiece (3) Loose-leaf album page: NT$8 apiece (4) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a set of stamps: NT$39 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.