Attractions

  • Sun Moon Lake 日月潭

    Address:
    Sun Moon Lake, Yuchi Township, Nantou County, Taiwan 555 .

    Sun Moon Lake is a lake in Yuchi Township, Nantou County, Taiwan. It is the largest body of water in Taiwan. The area around the 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. Sun Moon Lake is located 748 m above sea level. It is 27 m deep and has a surface area of approximately 7.93 km². 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. The Sun Moon Lake Swimming Carnival was launched in 1983 and is listed among the Top 50 Open Water Swims in Asia and the Top 100 Open Water Swims of the World. Everyone over 10 years old and with the ability to swim long distances can join, regardless of nationality. 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. 

  • Xiangshan Visitor Center 向山遊客中心

    Address:
    Taiwan, Nantou County, Yuchi Township, Zhongshan Rd, 向山遊客中心 .

    Xiangshan Administration and Visitor Center is located on the opposite side of the Sun Moon Hanbi Peninsula in Nantou County, Taiwan. It is the Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area Management Office of the Tourism Bureau of the Ministry of Communications.

  • The Sun Moon Lake Bicycle Trail 日月潭自行車道

    Address:
    Taiwan, Nantou County, Yuchi Township, 日月潭環潭自行車道 .

    The Sun Moon Lake Bicycle Trail is about 6.4 kilometers long, and the Xiangshan section runs from Shuishe to Xiangshan Visitor Center, connecting two important rest points in a line, with a total length of about 3.4 kilometers. There are bicycle service stations in Xiangshan Visitor Center and Shuishe Comprehensive Shopping Center. The section closest to the water is about 0.4 kilometers in length. Bicycle lanes are placed on the water, bypassing homes and shops, and walking along the water, known as "Water Bike Lane" .

     

    In order to separate pedestrians and vehicles and maintain recreational safety, the Department built two bicycle and pedestrian bridges, "Yongjie" and "Tongxin", which consist of white piers and wooden walkways. The curved bridge deck across the ravine is to consider the smoothness of riding. This area is a new highlight of wedding photography. The white-toned bridge piers, artificial beaches and flower beds by the lake are intertwined with romantic scenery.

     

    The Yuetan section starts from Xiangshan Administrative Center and goes south along the south bank of Yuetan Lake, passing through Yueya Bay and Tousheba to the entrance of Huantan No. 1 Tunnel, with a total length of about 3.4 kilometers. There is a lake view along the way, and you can overlook the head in the south. The She Basin, facing the Qinglong Mountains in the north, is a high-quality driveway close to the Moon Lake.

  • The Water Frog Head Trail 水蛙頭步道

    Address:
    Taiwan, Nantou County, Yuchi Township, 水蛙頭步道 .

    The Water Frog Head Trail is located between Dazhu Lake and Ita Thao. There is a frog statue and a parking lot for small cars at the entrance. The trail is 500 meters long and has a drop of about 60 meters. Circular moving line for the waterfront. Passing through the Mengzong Bamboo Forest, the scenery is beautiful, the native trees and ferns are abundant, there are many lotus trees beside the trail, and white flowers bloom in summer, which is of great ornamental value. Along the way, you can watch the lively ecology of butterfly dancing, bird flying, fish leaping and frog jumping. The bronze sculpture of "Frogs on Arhats" is set up by the lake, which vividly describes the origin of place names and becomes an observation indicator for the rise and fall of water level.

     

     

     

    A short story of the nine frogs

    The original design of Nine Frogs was designed by Mr. Lu Zhaoliang of Qingjing Company, who was commissioned by Nantou County Scenic Area Management Office to design the water frog head natural trail before the September 21 earthquake, and Mr. Shen Zhengying, a well-known artist in the Sun Moon Lake area, was commissioned to shape the prototype. It is planned to set up a frog statue on the water surface at the end of the trail to strengthen the impression of the place name of "Water Frog Head". The image of nine frogs on top of arhats is to highlight the interesting phenomenon that Sun Moon Lake is pumping and storing electricity, resulting in a water level drop of nearly two meters every day. At different times of the same day or different visits, tourists will notice why the number of frogs out of the water is different, and thus discover the extremely important function of Sun Moon Lake's pumped storage to generate electricity.

     

    The height of the water level indicated by the top of each frog's head in the "Nine Frogs Statue"

    1. 748.48 meters above sea level (the top height of the top frog)

    2. 748.31 meters above sea level

    3. 748.14 meters above sea level

    4. 747.81 meters above sea level

    5. 747.51 meters above sea level

    6. 747.16 meters above sea level

    7. 746.82 meters above sea level

    8. 746.38 meters above sea level

    9. 745.90 meters above sea level (the height above the head of the bottom frog)

  • Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village 九族文化村

    Address:
    Taiwan, Nantou County, Yuchi Township, 金天巷九族文化村 .

    Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village is closely connected to the Sun Moon Lake by the Sun Moon Lake Cable Car. The park is famous for its aboriginal culture, European gardens, and top amusement facilities in Taiwan. The most popular facilities include: Spanish Coast, "Caribbean Adventure" water roller coaster, free-fall UFO, hanging The hanging roller coaster "Maya Adventure", Gold Mine, Space Mountain VR and other amusement facilities, the Naluwan Theater "Aboriginal Song and Dance Show", and the festival performances at the Jiuzu Square "Festival Club" are performances that tourists must not miss. .

     

    When you come to the Jiu Aboriginal Culture Village, you must take the cable car overlooking Sun Moon Lake. The cable car can be divided into ordinary cable car and crystal cable car. If you want to see the commanding scenery from your feet, please take the crystal cable car to enjoy the exciting visual feast. Whether it is taking the cable car, visiting the lake at Sun Moon Lake, or having a big time at the Jiu Aboriginal Culture Village, they are all classic ways of traveling by water, land and air, and various forms of tourism can meet the needs of all age groups.

     

    There are a variety of "original" cultural displays and parent-child DIY activities in the aboriginal tribal area, allowing tourists to experience the life experience of aborigines of all ethnic groups.

     

    A variety of flowers, plants and trees are planted in the park, with different styles and appearances changing with the seasons. Especially in spring, the "Nine Family Cherry Blossom Festival" is held. Thousands of cherry blossoms are in full bloom. It is the only theme park in Taiwan where you can enjoy cherry blossoms at night.

     

    There are a considerable number of colorful koi fish swimming in the Sakura Lake. When the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, the green mountains are dotted with the crimson cherry blossoms, reflecting on the water, the scene is very magnificent.

     

  • Yongjie Tongxin Bridge 永結同心橋

    Address:
    Taiwan, Nantou County, 日月潭國家風景區 .

    Yongjie  Tongxin Bridge are adjacent to Xiangshan Visitor Center and are scenic spots for the bicycle path from Shuishe to Xiangshan. The Yongjie Bridge is about 54 meters long. The main consideration in the design is the smoothness of bicycle riding. It follows the smooth curved bridge deck that seduces the lake and crosses the valley. Because the Tongxin Bridge is specially matched with the main body of the white bridge to echo the color of the wedding dress, and with the Tongxin Bridge adjacent to the wedding plaza, it has become one of the popular spots for newlyweds to shoot wedding dresses.

  • Shuishe Dam 水社壩

    Address:
    Taiwan, Nantou County, Yuchi Township, 水社壩 .

    The scenery of green mountains and green waters, walking along the wooden trails along the shore, enjoying the open scenery of Sun Moon Lake, the lake reflecting the morning sun, overlooking the layers of mountains and the Ci'en Pagoda in the distance, the picturesque scenery makes people linger. The natural landscape attracts countless beauties to shoot wedding dresses here.