Jade Mountains

Jade Mountains

Su-Chiung from Taiwan sent me this beautiful postcard of Taiwan’s highest mountain, Yushan. Yushan is also known as the Jade Mountains and among English-speakers as Mount Morrison, after an English missionary named Robert Morrison. The name “Jade Mountains” comes from the fact that its peak is often capped with snow and looks like a shade of stainless jade. Yushan reaches its peak at 3952 meters above sea level and is thus the fourth highest mountain on an island in the world. I have never heard of this mountain before receiving this postcard but it sure looks incredibly beautiful.

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