To introduce the beauty of Taiwan’s scenic highways, Chunghwa Post has released a set of four stamps on Taiwan’s highways. Descriptions of the stamps follow: 1. The Jinlun Bridge on Provincial Highway No.9 (NT$6): This bridge made an important contribution to shortening travel distances along the South Link Highway. Meanwhile, with its gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean and Dawu Mountain, it has been described as the most beautiful viaduct in all of Taiwan. 2. The Tongxiao section of Provincial Highway No.61 (NT$6): With views of the Taiwan Strait on one side and of the mountains on the other, this section of highway offers glimpses of Provincial Highway No.1 and the bridges of the coastal rail line. It is western Taiwan’s most beautiful winding coastal road and offers gorgeous sunset views. This section is known as the west coast’s Taimali. 3. The section of National Freeway No.5 between Toucheng and Su’ao (NT$8): National Freeway No.5 is currently the only high-speed route connecting eastern and western Taiwan. Heading south, the freeway emerges from the Hsuehshan Tunnel to wind dragon-like across the Lanyang Plain. The light trails created by its streetlights and vehicles give the freeway an even more splendid appearance at night. 4. The Toushe-to-Erhsi stretch of Provincial Highway No.84 (NT$8): Provincial Highway No.84, which is also known in Chinese as the “East-West Expressway from Beimen to Yujing,” connects the seashore in Tainan City to its mountainous regions. As it cuts through the Moon World, the topography acquires a distinctive up-and-down, wavelike quality.
By-issues: (1) First Day Cover (195 mm × 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$6-denominated stamp: NT$9 apiece (5) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a full set of stamps: NT$31 apiece
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