Thursday, May 15, 2014

Taiwan Sun Moon Lake, a stunning landscape view (Part 1)


Sun Moon Lake is the largest and most beautiful lake in Taiwan. This is the main reason why Sun Moon Lake becomes the top and most visited by the tourists and locals in Taiwan. Sun Moon Lake is also known as a "honeymoon lake" and a "lover's lake" where many couples come all the way to Sun Moon Lake for their wedding photos at Xiangshan Administration, Lakeside Trail, Shuishe Pier, Matchmaker Temple in Longfeng Temple and Maolan Mountail Trail.

Sun Moon Lake is derived from the shape of the lake where on the Eastern part of the lake looks like a round sun while on the Western part looks like a crescent moon. Sun Moon Lake is a really beautiful, peaceful and elegant landscapes, similar to what you have seen in a Chinese landscape painting. You will be amazed to the nature beauty of the blue clear sky, stunning lake and greenery mountains. It is very stunning landscape to the extend, you should stay at Sun Moon Lake for two days in order to enjoy the fresh air and serene beauty of the romantic lake view with your partner and family members. 

There are many activities to explore around Sun Moon Lake such as taking a walk along the trail or riding a bike along the bike trail. On top of that, you should not forget to take a boat ride around the lake while enjoying the scenic lake view. To me, this is second gorgeous lake that I had visited besides, Lake Tahoe in the United States of America

Sun Moon Lake is situated about three hours drive to the South from Taipei capital in Taiwan. There is no direct train to reach Sun Moon Lake unless, you are willing to take the trouble to travel on public buses, where you may need to get down and transfer to different buses in between of your journey before arriving at the destination. In order to save more time and enjoy your fullest vacation during your stay at Taiwan, you should consider to take Sun Moon Lake Tour Package from the local tour travel agencies. Most of the tour packages are included with the transportation and accommodation hence, you don't have to feel stress dealing with all the arrangement over there. In my case, we booked 3-Day Alishan and Sun Moon Lake tour with Edison Tours and we really satisfied with their services as well as the hotels arrangement which met our expectation level.

Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan is derived from the shape of the lake where the eastern part is round like the sun and the western side is shaped like a crescent moon
Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan is derived from the shape of the lake where the eastern part is round like the sun and the western side is shaped like a crescent moon

A beautiful scenery of panoramic view of Sun Moon Lake  which is famous for a honeymoon lake at Nantou County of Taiwan
A beautiful scenery of panoramic view of Sun Moon Lake  which is famous for a honeymoon lake at Nantou County of Taiwan

A close look at beautiful Sun Moon Lake and the greenery mountain from Shueishe Pier of Nantou County in Taiwan
A close look at beautiful Sun Moon Lake and the greenery mountain from Shueishe Pier of Nantou County in Taiwan

You can find eateries and hotels nearby Shueishe Pier at the popular national scenic of Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan
You can find eateries and hotels nearby Shueishe Pier at the popular national scenic of Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan

Heading for a ferry ride to enjoy the scenic view of Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan
Heading for a ferry ride to enjoy the scenic view of Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan

A close look at Lalu Island which separates the lake into the shape of a crescent moon and a round sun at Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan
A close look at Lalu Island which separates the lake into the shape of a crescent moon and a round sun at Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan

A beautiful Chinese Junk Boat can be seen along Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan
A beautiful Chinese Junk Boat can be seen along Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan

Getting down at Syuanguang Temple Pier and heading up the hill to visit Chinese Gods and take an overview photo of Sun Moon Lake and Lalu Island in Taiwan
Getting down at Syuanguang Temple Pier and heading up the hill to visit Chinese Gods and take an overview photo of Sun Moon Lake and Lalu Island in Taiwan

Visitors queue for their photo taking with the stone sign of Sun Moon Lake at Syuanguang Temple in Taiwan
Visitors queue for their photo taking with the stone sign of Sun Moon Lake at Syuanguang Temple in Taiwan

Beautiful scenic view of Sun Moon Lake from the top hill of Syuanguang Temple in Taiwan
Beautiful scenic view of Sun Moon Lake from the top hill of Syuanguang Temple in Taiwan

One of the Temple of Confucius can be found nearby the famous attraction of Sun Moon Lake in Nantou County of Taiwan
One of the Temple of Confucius can be found nearby the famous attraction of Sun Moon Lake in Nantou County of Taiwan

Taking the challenge to cross a suspension bridge in the village nearby the scenic area of Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan
Taking the challenge to cross a suspension bridge in the village nearby the scenic area of Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan

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  • Tamsui Lover Bridge & Shilin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Taipei 101 Observatory & Shopping in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Taipei National Palace Museum in Taiwan (one of the largest Chinese Historical collections in the World)
  • Ximending in Taipei (a busy night street for shopping and food) in Taiwan
  • An Introduction to Taiwan


  • 1 comment:

    1. The location of the above last 2 pictures showing the temple and the bridge are mis-identified. They are near the Chukuo Village (Fanlu Township) over 100km south of Sun Moon Lake

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