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Traditional Taiwanese Residences Postage Stamps (II)


Chunghwa Post will issue a second set of four stamps on the topic, featuring the Lin An-tai Historical Home in Taipei, the Li Family Compound in Luzhou, Taipei County, the Lin Family Compound in Wufeng, Taichung County, and Xiaoyun Villa in Shengang, Taichung County.

1. The Lin An-tai Historical Home in Taipei (NT$5.00): First built in 1783, this compound with two courtyards and several side wings is characteristic of the Anxi style of residential architecture in northern Taiwan. It is an outstanding example of a merchant’s home from that era. Due to a road widening project, the structure was taken apart in 1978 and then reassembled in Binjiang Park by the Taipei City Government in 1984.

2. The Li Family Compound in Luzhou, Taipei County (NT$5.00): First built in 1857 and renovated in 1903, this compound has three courtyards and several side wings. It is representative of large traditional rural dwellings in northern Taiwan. The Li Family Compound has the simple, solid style of a farmer’s home and the stately spirit of a residence of an important official or member of the gentry. It is a historical abode with a strong cultural flavor.

3. The Lin Family Compound in Wufeng, Taichung County (NT$5.00): First built in 1858, this house has several courtyards and side wings. It is the largest historical government official’s residence in Taiwan. Parts of the complex collapsed during the 921 Earthquake. They have largely been restored in the years since.

4. Xiaoyun Villa in Shengang, Taichung County (NT$12.00): First built in 1866, this compound has two courtyards and several side wings. It is a home that is romantic, cultural and artistic at the same time. Several later additions to the compound are a mixture of Japanese and western architectural styles. The villa could serve as a museum to the history of residential architecture in Taiwan all by itself.

Title: Traditional Taiwanese Residences Postage Stamps (II)
Date of Issue: 9 February 2010
Country: Taiwan
Denominations: NT$5.00 x 3, NT$12.00

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