Saturday, December 18, 2010

Sun Moon Lake 日月潭

Sun Moon Lake

To get to Sun Moon Lake, I will need to get to Taichung and take a bus from there. Head to the Taichung Kan Cheng Station at Shuangshi Road or High Speed Rail Taichung Station and look out for Nan-Tou Bus (南投客運) . 1-way ticket costs NT$200 and return ticket costs NT$350.

Things to do!
  • Wenwu Temple (文武廟) - The biggest temple on the Northern bank of the lake.
  • Ita Thao (伊娜達)- The village of the Thao Aborigines, and also called Dehua village (德化社).
  • Lalu Island (拉魯島) - In the middle of the lake. Lalu (lit. "Lake Island") is the name the Thao tribe, the original inhabitants of the area, gave to this sacred land, though it was changed to Guanghua (光華 or "Glorious China") during Chiang Kai-shek's rule of Taiwan. After 1999's September 21st earthquake the Taiwanese government, attempting to show greater respect and political awareness towards the Thao, reverted the island's name back to its original Lalu.
  • Ci-en Pagoda (慈恩塔) - The Chinese style pagoda is 46 meters tall. It was built by the Chiang Kai-shek in memory of his mother. It was completed in 1971 and sits on the hill southeast of the lake.

Sun Moon Lake Hotel
Sun Moon Lake Hotel
No.5, Mingsheng St., Yuchih Township, Nantou County 555, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Telephone : 049-2855-855


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