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Lalu Island, Yuchi Township, Nantou County
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Located in the center of Sun Moon Lake, Lalu Island was called Guanghua Island in the past. Sun Moon Lake is the most famous water reservoir in Taiwan. Lulu Island is known as the island on the water. This area was dwelled by the Thao tribe in the past and the island had been called Lalu until 1946, when the government renamed it Guanghua Island. In the severe earthquake in 1999, Sun Moon Lake reservoir was damaged and a historic site of the Thao tribe was discovered. Thus, in 2000, the island was renamed Lalu again. The Thao tribe considers the island a sacred place and thus tourists cannot visit the island; however, you can still learn about the Thao tribe along the tracks surrounding the lake.

Lalu Island is said to be a sacred place for the Thao tribe. Witch candidates of the tribe would have to come to the island to seek approval of the ancestors' spirits. The witches are in charge of incantation and rituals. The Japanese also left a stone monument, remembering the development of Sun Moon Lake during Japanese occupation.

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

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

  1. Take THSR or TRA to Taichung Station, transfer Sun Moon Lake Route 6670 to Xiangshang Visitor Center stop.
  2. Take TRA to Checheng Station, transfer Checheng Route 6671 to Xiangshang Visitor Center stop.
  3. Take TRA to Shuili Station, transfer Nantou Bus 6801 to Xiangshang Visitor Center stop.

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Last update time: 2021-06-24
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