Taipei Beimen Post Office / 臺北北門郵局 — Geocache of the Week

Letterbox Hybrid
GC3NXZV
by kakoui
Difficulty:
1
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
Taipei, Taiwan
N 25° 02.820 E 121° 30.668

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom can keep geocachers away from this Letterbox Hybrid. Well, that’s not completely true since this cache is only accessible during business hours, but you catch the drift.

The posted coordinates take you just outside the Taipei Beimen Post Office. There, you must locate a small film canister with a key inside. Take that very special key, head inside the post office, and locate mailbox 59535. Inside you will find a manila envelope filled with a logbook, letterbox stamp, SWAG, and hopefully more than a few trackables.

Since this is a Letterbox Hybrid, geocachers have a few options after signing the log: use the enclosed stamp in your personal letterboxing logbook, add your personal stamp to the logbook, or lick n’ stick a postage stamp to add to the theme.

The post office was originally a modest wooden structure, but in 1913 the building burned down in a fire. Thus, the post office was rebuilt and expanded with construction finishing in April of 1930. The post office is still open and fully functional, complete with stations to mail packages, P.O. boxes, and a geocache.

Extra bonus: the North Gate of Old Taipei City is right across the street. The post office and the North Gate are both national historic sites. This Geocache of the Week may get lots of fan mail!

Taipei Beimen Post Office exterior
Taipei Beimen Post Office exterior
Find the key
Find the key
Head inside
Head inside
Mailbox 59535
Mailbox 59535
A well-stocked geocache
A well-stocked geocache
Sign the logbook and add to the Letterbox experience
Sign the logbook and add to the Letterbox experience
Historic North Gate is just outside
Historic North Gate is just outside

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