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Ita Thao Lakeside Trail

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Ita Thao is called Barawbaw in thao language. The Han people call it North Cave. It was named Te Hua village after the restoration of Taiwan, and is under the administration of Yuchi.

Barawbaw is the last residence of the thao people at Sun Moon Lake. On account of the continuous stream of tourists, many Han people moved here to go into trade. Therefore, Ita Thao becomes the most populous area around the Sun Moon Lake. There are stores, restaurants, and hotels in the village. Also the thao people establishes the "thao Cultural Village" for tourists to appreciate the traditional culture, songs, and dancing of the thao tribe.

The harvest ceremony, the most important and splendid ceremony among all the others held during the year, is held every year during August in lunar calendar. If you visit Ita Thao during this month, you will have the chance to appreciate the culture of thao people. Barawbaw(Ita Thao) is the entrance to the Shuishe Mountain.

Travel Information

(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.)
TEL:
+886-49-285-5668
Address:
Riyue Vil., Yuchih Township, Nantou County 555, Taiwan
Longitude/Latitude:
120.932849/23.849524
Web:
Ita Thao Lakeside Trail Links
Transportation:

Nat'l Hwy 1 → Exit at the Nantun Interchange → County Hwy 136 → Prov. Hwy 74 → Exit at the Kuaiguan Interchange → Nat'l Hwy 3 → Wufeng System Interchange → Nat'l Hwy 6 → Exit at the Ailan Interchange → Prov. Hwy 14 → Prov. Hwy 21

Public:

1. Take the THSR to Taichung Station, continue by Nantou Bus to Sun Moon Lake stop.

2. Take the train to Taipei Railway Station, continue by Guoguang( Kuo-kuang) Bus to Sun Moon Lake stop.

3. Take the train to Taichung Railway Station, continue by Renyou Bus to Sun Moon Lake stop.

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