05. 05. 2013.

Alishan Forest Railway, Taiwan

This beautiful black&white photo shows the Alishan Forest Railway, a 86-km network of 762 mm (!)narrow-gauge railways running up to and throughout the popular mountain resort of Alishan in Chiayi County, Taiwan. The railway, originally constructed for logging, is itself a tourist attraction with unique Z-shaped switchbacks, 50 tunnels, and over 77 wooden bridges.
This is the first self-adhesive printed stamp from Taiwan that I have seen; I love the special postmark, celebrating the 100 years of the railway's construction in 2011. (the year of the rabbit, as you can see..!) Thanks frankou!

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