Sun Moon Lake Ci-en Pagoda Ci-en Pagoda is located on Sha Ba Lan Mountain near Sun Moon Lake. It was built by Chiang Kai-Shek in memory of his mother in 1971. The construction was very difficult because the materials had to be shipped over the lake and moved up the mountain. The Ci-en Pagoda is 46 meters in height and has become the famous landmark of Sun Moon Lake. Surrounding the tower are beautiful plants and trees and there are stone tables and chairs for visitors to take a rest. The Ci-en Pagoda overlooks Lalu Island and Sun Moon Lake. Ci-en Pagoda is an octagonal building; the 3 stories at the base are painted in white, while the 9 stories of the main body are painted in golden red. Tourists can appreciate the magnificent scenery of Sun Moon Lake from the Ci-en Pagoda. The tourists track as long as 700 meters lead to the Ci-en Pagoda. Alongside the track are beautiful trees and flowers, which make the track easy and comfortable to walk along. Nantou County Related sites National ParkTaroko National ParkYu Mountain (Yushan) National ParkBatongguan 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 - Baguashan (Mt. Bagua) 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 TunnelChechengShuili 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 (Syuentzang) Temple and Xuanguang (Syuanguang) TempleSun Moon Lake Wenwu TempleMingxin AcademySun Moon Lake Ci-en PagodaChung Tai Chan MonasteryFarmsQingjing FarmLugu Tea Culture CenterTourism TownJiji Township, Nantou County: Railway Impressions and Cycling Excursions Recommendation 3 Recommendation QR code Travel Information （Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.） TEL：+886-49-285-5668Address：Sun Moon Lake, Yuchi Township, Nantou CountyLongitude/Latitude：120.920543/23.841985Web：http://www.sunmoonlake.gov.tw/English/ScenicSpotDetail.aspx?Cond=1c551d2c-ec6f-41f3-8ee7-f784dcf379aeTransportation：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 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.