The Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area is praised for its five major recreational systems, including the lake, Shueili River, Puli, Jhuoshuei River, and Jiji. The surrounding areas stretch to cover known tourist spots including Taumi, Checheng, Jiji, Shueisheda Mountain, Sangyong Falls, Mingtan Reservoir, and Shueili River.
Divided by Lalu Island, the Sun Moon Lake scenic area got its name from the unique terrain that looked like a sun on one side and a crescent moon on the other. Crowned as one of the Eight Wonders of Taiwan, Sun Moon Lake is also the most famous source of hydroelectric power; offering key tourist themes - “high mountain and lake”, “indigenous culture”, and “nature ecology,” the Sun Moon Lake Scenic Area attracts more than six million visitors each year.
Sun Moon Lake features the only full-range 3D tours (lake, sky and land) in Taiwan. The lake cycling trail has been recognized by CNNGO, CNN as one of the most beautiful cycling trails in the world. Top scenic spots in the lake area include Lalu island, Wenwu Temple, Cien Pagoda, Lalu Island, Syuentzang Temple, Xian Mountain, Yongjie Bridge, Tongxin Bridge, Christian Church, Meihe Garden, Formosan Aboriginal Cultural Village and Snake Kiln, and the 14 lake trails are the top choices for sightseeing and leisure activities; specialty recreational locations in surrounding areas include (organized based on tour theme): Jiji and Checheng (Railway Nostalgic Trip); Dili and Sangyong (Indigenous Village Tour); Lugao and Seshui (Black Tea Pottery Tour) and Puli Taumi and Toushe Live Basin (Nature and Ecological Tour).
Today, we had a plan : went to the one of the Eight Wonders of Taiwan-- Sun Moon Lake.
We bought a two-day chartered tour to Sun moon lake. Mr. Sung is a man who has many experience for taking a chartered tour .He told us the story about Sun Moon Lake.
The Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area is praised for its five major recreational systems, including the lake, Shueili River, Puli, Jhuoshuei River, and Jiji.
Sun Moon Lake is the largest lake in Taiwan, and it is comprised of the diamond-shaped Sun Lake and curved Moon Lake.
And, Sun Moon Lake is one of the Eight Wonders of Taiwan, attracting more than million visitors each year. Because of its famous, Sun Moon Lake is crowned with the most important lake for Taiwan.
On the car, we asked : Where we must go in the Sun Moon Lake?
Mr. Sung said :If you want to relax and have a nice sightseeing, I recommend riding bike aroud the sun moon lake, there are many trails you can choose. Or, you can consider going to Lalu island, Wenwu Temple, Cien Pagoda, Formosan Aboriginal Cultural Village or Snake Kiln, these spots are also the famous scenery.
We thought: we will reluctant to leave the sun moon lake, after this good two -day chartered tour to Sun Moon Lake.
to be continued......Where we go for the first place of the chartered tour in the Sun Moon Lake?