Foreigner puts scenery on Taiwan banknotes into perspective

The Reddit user, nicknamed @IB-45, holds a half-folded NT$100 Taiwanese bill, which perfectly aligns with the building in the background, leading many to question whether the picture is real. (Courtesy of @IB-45/Reddit)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Money bills often feature a nation’s most significant landmarks and leaders, and Taiwan is no exception. Against this backdrop, a Taiwan-based foreigner recently posted on Reddit two pictures featuring NT$100 and NT$1,000 Taiwan banknotes alongside real-life scenery. 

The Reddit user, nicknamed @IB-45, holds a half-folded NT$100 Taiwanese bill, which perfectly aligns with the building in the background, leading many to question whether the picture is real.

An enthusiastic netizen kindly explained that the building is actually the Chung-shan Hall located in Taipei’s Yangmingshan and added that the other side of the bill features the Republic of China’s (Taiwan) founding father, Dr. Sun Yat-sen. 

When asked by netizens how he managed to perfectly align the bill without the picture getting blurry, he responded: “[It was] no hassle at all. I just took a photo of the building and another photo of me holding the bill and then lined them up using Photoshop.” 

Someone added: “I totally missed this too somehow. Even though I climbed YMS” while another commented: Taiwan is such a gorgeous country. I can’t wait to come back.”

A month ago, the author also shared a photo of a NT$1,000 bill taken from the North Peak of Mountain Jade, which sparked a heated discussion at the time, with netizens responding, “very creative post! Thank you for sharing.”

A month ago, the author also shared a photo of a NT$1,000 bill taken from the North Peak of Mountain Jade, which sparked a heated discussion at the time. (Courtesy of @IB-45/Reddit)

Some said: “Thanks, you can do this with banknotes of other denominations as well.”

The foreign visitor explained that the NT$100 was the easiest picture to take at Chung-shan Hall.

He added that the NT$200 is also pretty easy, as it features the presidential palace. On the other hand, the NT$500 bill is located at Ta Pa Chien Mountain, making it a bit more difficult.