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Sun Moon Lake Peacock Garden, Nantou

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Sun Moon Lake is the largest body of water in Taiwan as well as a tourist attraction. Located in Yuchi Township, Nantou County, the area around the Sun Moon Lake is home to the Thao tribe, one of aboriginal tribes of Taiwan. Sun Moon Lake surrounds a tiny island called Lalu. The east side of the lake resembles a sun while the west side resembles a moon, hence the name.OverviewSun Moon Lake is located 748m above sea level. It is 27m deep and has a surface area of approximately 7.93km2. The area surrounding the lake has many trails for hiking.While swimming in Sun Moon Lake is usually not permitted, there is an annual 3-km race called the Swimming Carnival of Sun Moon Lake held around the Mid-Autumn Festival each year. In recent years the participants have numbered in the tens of thousands. Other festivities held at the same time include fireworks, laser shows, and concerts.The lake and its surrounding countryside have been designated one of thirteen national scenic areas in Taiwan. Wen Wu Temple was built after rising water levels from building a dam forced several smaller temples to be removed. Ci En Pagoda was built by late President Chiang Kai-shek in 1971 in memory of his mother. Other temples of note include Jianjing Temple, Syuentzang Temple and Syuanguang Temple.
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  • Thought plateau Lake without permission, but no plateau is a lake in the mountains. Like in Japan, be no so. As the atmosphere in the absence of Mt. nantai Lake? It was in the summer residence of Chiang Kai-shek Generalissimo. Magnitude 7 at the epicenter of the Taiwan earthquake, as is building almost collapsed.
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  • Sun Moon Lake in all kind of weather and enjoyed every time, clean air and water is so awesome. Highly recomended if you like the mountains and the water.... this is a paradise !!  more »
  • Its a long journey from Hsinchu. Traveled through high speed train to Taichung then bus to Sun Moon lake. Remember to take combo passes that are much much cheaper then any individual activity. We took...  more »