Postcard 06 | Taroko National Park
TW-206272 from a4659237 (Mu-Ying)
Dated: October 13, 2010
A very eccentric tree in a snowy mountain side. I did some research about the national park and wow, it is beautiful. This is what Wikipedia said about the park:
Taroko National Park is one of the seven national parks in Taiwan and was named after the Taroko Gorge, the landmark gorge of the park. The park spans the counties of Hualien, Taichung, and Nantou.
The name, Taroko, means “magnificent and beautiful”. Long ago a Truku tribesman saw the beauty of the azure Pacific when he walked out of the gorge. On seeing the magnificent scene, he cried “Taroko!”. And so it became the name of the place, in a fashion not dissimilar to how the island, Formosa, got its name.
He used Murraya paniculata stamps: