19 April 2016

#1061 Taiwan

New Taipei City (Chinese新北市pinyinXīnběi ShìPe̍h-ōe-jīSin-pak-chhī) is a special municipality and the most populous city in Taiwan. Located in northern Taiwan, the city includes a substantial stretch of the island's northern coastline and surrounds the Taipei Basin, making it the second largest special municipality by area, behind Kaohsiung. New Taipei City is bordered by Keelung to the northeast, Yilan County to the southeast, and Taoyuan to the southwest. It completely surrounds TaipeiBanqiao District is its municipal seat and biggest commercial area.

The Tamsui River (formerly romanized as Danshui RiverChinese淡水河pinyinDànshǔi HéWade–GilesTan4-shui3 Ho2Pe̍h-ōe-jīTām-súi Hô; literally: ""Freshwater River"") is a river in northern Taiwan. It begins at the confluence of Xindian Creek and Dahan Creek at the western boundary of Taipei and New Taipei City, just north of Banqiao District, and flows northward and northwestward, passing the eponymous Tamsui District, then emptying into the Taiwan Strait. Formerly known as the "Dolatok River", it is one of the few rivers in the island that flows along a north-south direction.

Date of Issue: 2013 | Year of the Snake

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1 comment:

Brenda 9teen87 said...

That has to be one of the prettiest sunset postcards I have ever seen.