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Sun Moon Lake, Nantou County

Famed for its sparkling blue waters set against a mountainous backdrop, Sun Moon Lake represents Taiwan's largest body of water. Hike the surrounding trails, which lead to interesting sites like a Chinese style pagoda, Thao villages, and a grand temple. You can also take a boat tour to visit Lalu Island, which aboriginal locals consider a sacred place. Generally quiet and off the beaten path, the area around the lake comes to life during festivities, which include laser shows, concerts, and fireworks. Make Sun Moon Lake a part of your Nantou County vacation plans using our Nantou County sightseeing planner .
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  • When the days went by, there were not many tourists, so they didn't plug in. There is also a visitor center next to Sun Moon Lake. Can dine and rest there. is a must-go scene, recommended to go with family and friends
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  • Two days spent in this Lake are an unforgettable experience. It is a known relaxation zone roughly in the middle of the island. I'm sure tators visit Taiwan not to miss. From Taipei to the Lake, you can get in several ways, we chose the path of high-speed train HSR to the city of Taichung and Nantou bus company. The train station is right in the town, but buses once directly from her. On the Lake are two more villages, where to stay, I think one. Around the Lake there are excursion boats, I recommend rent a bike and ride around the Lake for a very high-quality roads. Unforgettable is a visit to Wenwu Temple, pagoda and ride it is also worth it. Many paths for cyclists. We went back to Taipei by direct bus from the village of Shuieshe.
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  • The Lake is in each tour program. I was skeptical whether as Austrians a lake surrounded by mountains really impresses me, and he doesn't have it. But in turn: travelling by bus from Taichung. The bus company is called Nan tou bus, or short NTBus, under which they also Googling can. Bus number is 6670. at least goes in the morning 10 x to Lake, on weekends more often. Departure either go on the opposite side of the street from the station, or even better about 500 m to the right up to the Office of NTBus, because here at the first stop to get a place in the bus than on the second front of the station easier. (P.S.: would only get to the stop at the railway station of Highspeedrail want to, then you come often don't, because the bus is full). Question away to the NTBus Office in the Tourist Office at the station exit. Round-trip ticket costs 350 agents, so 10 euro. Travel time almost 2 hours. After arrival on the road in the theer go and take a plan. A lap around the Lake are about 30 km. How can I move to the Lake? With bus 6669, ferries, or bicycle. There are only partial paths right on the Lake, most of the time it shares the road with cars, and this road goes a piece of the Lake often away uphill and downhill. So, what more for people who are looking for the challenge. I was glad that I had decided against the bike. There are three ferry investors: Shuishe (where the bus from Taichung), ITA Thao (a collection of shops and food stalls, from here walk 1 km up to the cable car in the cultural village) and Xuanguang (here a little more interesting temple, and 850 m largely is the uphill average interesting other temples Xuanzang; the CI built pagoda above is then a further km Hill uphill). P.S.: In the cultural village, arriving not only by cable car, but also the most buses in Taichung. Single trip 100 agents, day ticket 300 agents. There are various providers. The third option is bus 6669 to Lake (or a large part of it). Day ticket take with NTS beside the Tourist Office at Shuishe, necessarily plan with the times to 80. Bus stops at the Wenwu Temple (my highlight of the day by a wide margin), at the cablecar station in ITA Thao, at the Xuangzang temple at the Xuanguang Temple, and smaller at a few points in between. I personally bought a day ticket for the bus. Then quit when the Wenwu Temple in ITA Thao, at the Xuangzang Temple, 850 m down to the Jetty Xuanguang, and from there ferry one way for declined Shuishe. And I would make it again as well. The lake itself is nestled between hills like I said (I wouldn't call it mountains). Around the Lake which already often mentioned tattering (Hotel bunker with 10 or more floors). Once enough seen. Luckily, I was in the Wenwu Temple, which I really liked.
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Where to stay in Nantou County

As a base for explorations of the county, Nantou offers a wealth of accommodations for its many visitors, from the outdoorsy minded, to cultural adventurers and luxury-lovers. Take a look in the center of town to find a number of hotels of all types, along with some simple guesthouses. On the outskirts, particularly by the river to the north, sit a good selection of boutiques boasting views of the surrounding landscape. Many visitors to the county also get tempted by lakeside accommodations by Sun Moon Lake--arguably the main natural attraction of the county--to the south.
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