March 23, 2017

1392, 2995 TAIWAN - Yehliu

2995 Yehliu Cape

Posted on 03.01.2015, 23.03.2017
Located in the town of Wanli, New Taipei, Yehliu is a cape which stretches approximately 1,700m into the ocean and was formed as geological forces pushed Datun Mountain out of the sea. Known by geologists as theYehliu Promontory, it  forms part of the Daliao Miocene Formation. The rock landscape is one of most famous wonders in the world. The costal line is stretching in a direction vertical to the layer and the structure line; besides, the influences caused by wave attack, rock weathering, earth movement and crustal movement all contribute to the formation of such a rare and stunning geological landscape.

1392 Yehliu Geopark - Queen's Head

A distinctive feature of the cape is the hoodoo stones that dot its surface. A number of rock formations have been given imaginative names based on their shapes. The best known is the Queen's Head, an iconic image in Taiwan and an unofficial emblem for the town of Wanli. Other formations include the Fairy Shoe, the Beehive, the Ginger Rocks, and the Sea Candles. The geopark can be divided into three areas: one which contains mushroom rock and ginger rock, another which is similar to the first one, but the mushroom rock and the ginger rock are fewer, and the last one, which is the wave-cut platform located on the other side of Yehliu.

About the stamps
On the postcard 1392
The stamp is part of the series Taiwanese Berries:

Actinidia callosa (3,5 TWD)
Synsepalum dulcificum (5,0 TWD)
Solanum americanum (12 TWD) - It's on the postcard 1392
Solanum verbascifolium (25 TWD)

Rhodomyrtus tomentosa (2.5 TWD)
Ardisia squamulosa (7 TWD)
Hylocereus undatus (10 TWD) - It's on the postcard 2348
Mahonia japonica (32 TWD)

Ribes formosanum (1 TWD) - It's on the postcard 1539
Garcinia subelliptica (15 TWD)
Coffea arabica (17 TWD)
Smilax ocreata (20 TWD)  

On the postcard 2995
The first stamp is part of the series Chinese Idiom Stories, designed by Tseng Kai-chih and issued on March 20, 2015. The four stamps have the same face values (5 TWD):
• Bo Le Appraises the Horse
• The Ambition of a Swan - It's on the postcard 2995
• Adept with Both the Pen and the Sword
• Tiny Blade of Grass and Spring Sun

The second stamp is part of a large series issued between 1995 and 2000 and dedicated to the Ancient Chinese Engraving Art. The last stamp is part of the series Flowers Postage Stamps (I),about which I wrote here.

Yehliu - Wikipedia
Yehliu Geopark - Official website

Sender: Patricia Wu (direct swap)
Sent from New Taipei City (Taiwan) on 25.07.2014
Sender: Lin / LinYouShan (postcrossing) TW-2196720
Sent from Kaohsiung (Taiwan) on 05.03.2017

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