Alpine Lakes of Taiwan
Following earlier releases in 2014 and 2017, Chunghwa Post issued Alpine Lakes of Taiwan Postage Stamps (III). This issue will focus on four lakes that sit at elevations between 1'200 and 2'100 metres.

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Jiemei (Sister) Lakes (NT$6): Located in Chiayi County, the lakes comprise two different sized natural ponds and sit at an elevation of about 2'100 meters. The lakes are a famous scenic site in the Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, where lake and mountain scenery can be enjoyed from trails around the lakes. On the right side of the lakes is a grove of red cypresses, which constitutes the densest stand of cypresses in the area.

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Cueifong Lake (NT$6): Situated in Yilan County in the Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area, the lake lies at an elevation of about 1'840 meters. In the shape of a gourd, it is the largest alpine lake in Taiwan. The lake is home to mandarin duck, a precious bird species. Duck activity is common on the north side of the lake. The area has been designated as protected area for mandarin ducks.


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Yuanyang Lake (NT$8): Seated in Hsinchu County in the Yuanyang Lake Nature Reserve, the lake stands at an elevation of about 1'670 meters. The lake area is wet all year round, with bryophytes densely covering the ground and trees. Cypresses are the dominant species in the area’s precious virgin forests, which are quite pristine and extensive.

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Songluo Lake (NT$8): The lake is situated in Wulai District, New Taipei City. It lies at an elevation of about 1'230 meters within the Qilan Major Wildlife Habitat area. The forests that surround the lake teem with flora and fauna. The area, which is an important wintering spot for migratory birds, still retains much of its original, unspoiled natural scenery.