Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area
[Suggested Itinerary]
Day1 North Coast & Guanyinshan National Scenic Area 
Day2 Tri-Mountain National Scenic Area Administration 
Day3 Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area 
Day4 Alishan National Scenic Area 
Day5 Southwest Coast National Scenic Area 
Day6 Siraya National Scenic Area 
Day7 Maolin National Scenic Area 
Day8 Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area 
Day9 East Coast National Scenic Area -> East Rift Valley National Scenic Area 
Day10 Northeast and Yilan Coast National Scenic Area 
 
Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area

The Sun Moon Lake, located in the middle of Taiwan, with an elevation of 748 meters above sea level, is the only natural big lake in Taiwan. The southern part of Lalu Island is shaped like a new moon, and the northern part is shaped like a sun; hence the name Sun Moon Lake.

Scenic resources
The most famous sights around Sun Moon Lake are the Itashao, Lalu Island, the Xuanzang Temple, the Ci-en Pagoda, and the Wenwu Temple and so on. The natural forests bordering these roads are good places for bird watching. There are a lot of birds that live on the mid-elevation, such as the Grey-cheeked Fulvetta, Grap-throated Minivet, Formosan Yuhina, Gray Tree Pie, Bamboo Partridge, Chinese Bulbul, Muller's Barbet, and the Black Bulbul.

Colonies of Black-crowned Night herons and Egretta garzettas , and birds such as the common kingfisher and the Green-winged Teal can be seen at the Dazhuhu water reservation, situated around the water gate. Besides these birds, fish, insects and wild vegetables are flourishing in the region as well. These are all natural resources of the Sun Moon Lake region.

The Shao Clan is the earliest clan that lived in the Sun Moon Lake region. The Harvest Festival, Sowing Festival and their special handicraft fair every year, as well as their articles have helped to preserve the particular culture of the Sun Moon Lake region.

Travel

(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.) 

Tel+886-49-285-5668
AddressJhongshan Rd., Yuchih Township, Nantou Countygoogle map click open new windows
Longitude/Latitude  (120.916667,23.866673)
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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 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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Last Update:2013-10-03 10:45:15