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Sun Moon Lake Ci-en Pagoda

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  • Sun Moon Lake Ci-en Pagoda
  • A view from Ci-en Pagoda
  • Overlooking Ci-en Pagoda
  • Ci-en Pagoda at night

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.

Travel Information

(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.)
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 TRA/HSR to Taichung Station, transfer to Sun Moon Lake Route 6670, get off at Sun Moon Lake stop, transfer to Nantou Bus 6669, get off at Ci-en Pagoda stop.

 

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Last update time: 2020-10-12
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