|Taroko Gorge, Taroko National Park - TAIWAN|
Monday, July 14, 2014
Taroko National Park - TAIWAN
Back in April I received a official card from Taroko National Park, the most famous natural site and pop scenic spot of Taiwan. Today I got another card from that park, this time with a photo of the scenic road on the cliff of the Taroko Gorge and with a special edition Cingshuei Cliff stamp. Thank you very much Awi. This postcard took 27 days to arrive!
Taroko National Park is one of the eight national parks in Taiwan and was named after the Taroko Gorge, the landmark gorge of the park. The park spans Taichung Municipality, Nantou County, and Hualien County. The park was originally established on December 1937 when Taiwan was part of the Empire of Japan. After the Empire of Japan's defeat in World War II, the Republic of China assumed control of Taiwan. The ROC government subsequently abolished the park on August 15, 1945. It was not until November 1986 that the park was reestablished.