When it comes to traveling in central Taiwan, Sun Moon Lake is usually the first choice for most of the people. Surrounded by mountains, it is the largest natural lake in Taiwan, composed of Sun Lake and Moon Lake, equipped with the picturesque landscape and rich aboriginal culture.
Different ways to explore Sun Moon Lake
There are three ways for tourists to enjoy the sublime beauty of Sun Moon Lake. First, if you would like to appreciate the view slowly, you can rent a bicycle from Shuishe Visitors Center to ride on the route around the splendid lake, or you could just take a stroll on it to find your inner tortoise. Another way for you to see the stunning sight is to take the yacht at Shuishe Pier, sliding across and encircled by the turquoise tranquil water. Before getting aboard, you may also try some authentic food in the restaurants or at the street vendors at the pier, such as Assam-black-tea-flavored egg or sausages made with the meat of wild boars. And the third way for sightseeing is via Sun Moon Lake Ropeway. The ropeway links up Ita Thao Pier and The Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village with a total length of 1.8 km, enabling tourists to overlook the fantastic scenery of the lake and the mountains.
the third way for sightseeing is via Sun Moon Lake Ropeway. The ropeway links up Ita Thao Pier and The Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village with a total length of 1.8 km, enabling tourists to overlook the fantastic scenery of the lake and the mountains.
Looking for a locker?
If you feel like to going around through above three ways without burden, there is also luggage storage service just near Shuishe Visitors Center for your convenience. Lalalocker provides tourists with two spots for luggage service, one closer to Ming Tan Junior High School and the other between Shuishe Visitors Center and Shuishe Pier. You can check if there is still space available and make a reservation here.
Thao aboriginal culture
In addition to the natural attraction, the Thao aboriginal culture also has an allure for people. According to the legend, the ancestors of Thao lived in Mt. Ali or Tainan originally. One day, they saw a giant white deer when hunting, and thus tramped over the mountains to chase it, which, surprisingly, made them find the awesome lake endowed with rich natural resources. Nowadays, Ita Thao Deer Chasing Fair Arts Group Performance is held almost every day, combining traditional Thao dancing and melodies with innovative adaptations. Besides, the handicraft such as woven stuff and accessories, and the regional cuisine are highlights for tourists as well. Since featuring both natural and humanistic fascination, Sun Moon Lake is a must-go for you when you are planning to travel in central Taiwan.