More special adventures around the Sun Moon Lake
are waiting for you to experience.
Recommended sites:Xiangshan Bike Trail
A single trip of the Xiangshan Bike Trail is about 3.4 km and starts from Shuishe of Sun Moon Lake and ends at the Xiangshan Visitor Center. At about 0.4 km (Beidan Bay), the bike trail is built over the lake surface. Riding on the trail feels like gliding above the water. It is one of the best places for group photos by the stunning scenery of Sun Moon Lake. Xiangshan Bike Trail passes through the Shuishe Dam, Yongjie and Tongxin Bridges, Wedding Plaza, and towards the Xiangshan Visitor Center. Riding on this route allows the biker to experience four out of the “New 8 scenes of Sun Moon Lake”. It surely satisfies the visitors who love taking and sharing photos.
Black Tea Experience Activities
Recommended location:Antique Assam Tea Farm,Maolan Hiking Trail
Sun Moon Lake is a major origin of the Taiwan Assam tea. The tea was first introduced from the Assam state in India during the Japanese era. The Assam tea was first tested at the Yuchi Township in Nantou. It was found highly suitable for cultivation and later became widely planted as the specialty tea at Sun Moon Lake. Today, Yuchi Township is still a major origin for Taiwan black tea. Black tea cultivated there is bright red with a rich taste. The Tai 18 tea, especially, is highly appreciated by people both Taiwan and overseas.
Recommended sites :Ita Thao, Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village
Sun Moon Lake is the largest mountaineous lake in Taiwan. The neighboring river, Zhuoshui River - is also the longest river in Taiwan. The special geological environment nurtured aborigines such as the Thao and Bunun tribes. The Thao are famous for their Chu music, while the Bunun Pasibutbut have become widely known inside and outside Taiwan. The two aboriginal tribes in Sun Moon Lake have brought great unique cultures to the place. Taiwan also has many aboriginal tribes living in different environments. For this reason, many unique cultures are being developed, and they can be found at the Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village.
Cultural and ecological tour
Recommended sites :Taomikeng(Paper Dome)
Taomi Eco-Village is located in Puli Township of Nantou. Multiple streams run through the area, which has various landscapes including farmland, river valleys, wetlands, and wildlife ponds. These ecosystems are ideal habitats for frogs, dragonflies, damselflies, butterflies, fireflies, and other wildlife. Recently, the Community Development Association and residents contribute to promoting nature conservation, village cultural experience, and eco-tourism. With guided explanations, visitors are encouraged to contact, understand, and appreciate natural resources. The goal is to create sustainable tourism for the mountain village of Taomi.
Recommended sites :Wenwu Temple,Longfeng Temple
There are many religious and cultural sites around Sun Moon Lake. These include the Church of Christ, Longfeng Temple, Wen Wu Temple, Xuanzang Temple, and Xuanguang Temple, etc. The most popular temple among young groups is the Longfeng Temple devoted to Yue Lao. People pray for a good fate of love from Yue Lao. Wenwu Temple is a traditional structure style of The Northern Dynasties of China. The temple takes a position that faces the lake with the mountain behind. The magnificent grandeur of the architecture displays an overwhelming dignity. The observation platform at the rear of the temple can view the Sun Moon Lake from afar. Visitors pray for good fortune in wealth, study, and marriage.
Water Recreation Activities
Recommended sites :Shuishe,Ita Thao
Sun Moon Lake is one of the most authentic freshwater lake in Taiwan. The unique combination of misty mountains and water displays impressive scenic views on the lake in different seasons at a different time of the day. At Sun Moon Lake, visitors can not only enjoy the lake view by bike or boat, but more options such as Stand Up Paddling (SUP), canoeing, electric boat driving, and other aquatic experiences are now available. Visitors have more opportunities to contact the water directly and enjoy the unique scenery of Sun Moon Lake while playing leisure sports.