From the Netherlands I received cows on a card, a reproduction of an old image, along with a cow on a stamp.
Next from Taiwan came the card showing an old mountain village which has become a tourist attraction, and the stamp shows the same place. The street (there is apparently only the one, The Old Street) looks a great deal less narrow in the stamp but the red lanterns are there.
The village has an interesting history. Its name means "nine portions" because it once was home to nine families who always wanted nine portions of shipments. It remained a tiny village until gold was discovered in 1893. Later, during WWII it housed a POW camp and the prisoners were put to work in the gold mines. In 1971 the mine was closed and the village went into decline.
A film "A City of Sadness" which went on to win the Golden Lion award in the Venice Film Festival was set in the village and so revived interest in the place and it has since developed into a draw for tourists.
This is a post for Sunday Stamps, now hosted by Violet Sky at "See it on a Postcard!"