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. Nantou County Related sites National ParkTaroko National ParkYushan National Park（A part of scenic spots temporarily closed by typhoon effects）Batongguan Historic TrailNational Scenic AreaIta Thao Lakeside TrailSun Moon Lake Lalu IslandSun Moon Lake Maolan Mountain Hiking TrailSun Moon Lake Hanbi Hiking TrailSun Moon Lake National Scenic AreaTri-Mountain National Scenic Area - Bagua Mountain Scenic AreaNational Forest Recreation AreaHehuanshan National Forest Recreation AreaAowanda National Forest Recreation AreaAmusement ParkFormosa Aboriginal Culture VillageAtayal ResortSceneryCenter of Taiwan Monument (The Stele of Taiwan's Geographical Center)Jiujiu Peak Nature ReserveNew Era Art Resort & SpaHuisun Forest StationJiji TownshipXitou Nature Education AreaSun Link Sea Forest Recreation AreaGreen TunnelChechengShueili Snake KilnFonghuanggu Bird and Ecology ParkPuliWusheSongboling Forest ParkHot SpringDongpu Hot SpringsMuseum/Gallery/MemoryMuh Sheng Museum of EntomologyPuli Brewery FactoryEndemic Species Research InstituteHeritage/TempleSun Moon Lake Xuanzang Temple and Xuanguang TempleSun Moon Lake Wenwu TempleMingxin AcademySun Moon Lake Ci-en PagodaChung Tai Chan MonasteryFarmsQingjing FarmTaiguang Herb FarmLugu Tea Culture Centertourism townJiji Township, Nantou County: Railway Impressions and Cycling Excursions Recommendation 518 Recommendation QR code Travel Information （Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.） TEL：+886-49-285-5668Address：Jhongshan Rd., Yuchih Township, Nantou CountyLongitude/Latitude：120.916667/23.866673Web：http://www.sunmoonlake.gov.twTransportation：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 21Public：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.