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The Sun Moon Lake is Taiwan's largest natural lake. It is located in a mountainous area in Nantau County at an elevation of 762m. The eastern part of the Sun Moon Lake is shaped like a round sun while the western part is like a crescent moon. Thus it was named “Sun Moon Lake”. In the middle of the lake is an island, named Lalu.

 

Taiwan 1977
Taiwanese people holding PRC flag.
Gate of Heavenly Peace, Beijing and Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan.
The stamp was issued in the series "Uprising of the people of Taiwan".

 

Taiwan 1981, Sun Moon Lake.
The stamp was issued in the series "Landscapes".

It shows a view from the Shuishe area. On the Sha Ba Lan Hill in the foreground is slightly visible the 46 metres high Cih-en Pagoda, built by late President Chiang Kai-shek in 1971 in memory of his mother. The summits in the background belong to the the Xiluandashan.

 

Taiwan 2004, Sun Moon Lake.
The stamp was issued in the miniaturesheet "Int. Stamp Exhibition Taipeh 2005".
Summits of Xiluandashan in the background.

 

Taiwan Sun Moon Lake stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli

Taiwan 2006, Sun Moon Lake.
It depicts a view from Shuishe Pie at the lakes northern shore. The ridge at the left belongs to the Shueisheshan and the three peaks behind to the Xiluandashan, which are subranges of the Yushan.

The stamp was issued in the series "Tourism".

 

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