October 8, 2017

3163 TAIWAN - Dadaocheng Wharf in Taipei

3163 Dadaocheng Wharf in Taipei at sunset

Located in Twatutia, Datong district, on the banks of the Tamsui River, near the No. 5 Water Gate, Dadaocheng was originally settled by Pingpu people that migrated there after a fierce fight with settlers in Mengjia (current day Wanhua District) from Tongan in Fujian Province. Over the years, it developed with shops and homes rising up along the river. After Tamsui Port opened, Dadaocheng became the main entrepot in Taipei under the administration of Liu Ming-chuan.

Tea, cotton and silk textiles were among the main products bought and sold here, attracting trading companies from across the western world, and Yanping North Road and Guide Street were at the center of commercial activity in the district. Its fortunes as a trading center went into decline during the Japanese colonial era, but in recent years, this area has experienced a revival as a tourism destination, as departure point for boat tours along the river. It has also hosted major fireworks festivals.

About the stamps
The first stamp is part of the series Chinese Classic Novel "Red Chamber Dream", about which I wrote here.

The second stamp is part of the series Taiwan Scenery Souvenir Sheet - Tainan City, designed by Delta Design Corporation and issued on March 28, 2017.
• Jingzaijiao Tile-paved Salt Field (5 TWD) - It's on the postcard 3163
• Tainan Confucian Temple (9 TWD)
• Chikan Lou (12 TWD)
• Anping Sword Lions (12 TWD)

Dadaocheng Wharf - Taipei City Government official website
Dadaocheng Wharf - Taiwan Turism Bureau

Sender: Pumipat
Sent from Taipei City (Taiwan), on 09.2017

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