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Places to Visit at Sun Moon Lake

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About Sun Moon Lake

It is the largest body of water in Nantou County, Taiwan. The lake surrounds a tiny island called Lalu. Eastside of the lake corresponds to the sun while the west side is the moon.

Where to Stay

Mei Jen House entrance

Mei Jen House is located at Zhongshan road, Sun Moon Lake. Walking distance to Shueishe Visitor Center Bus Station. The room is clean and has nice wall art. The host is friendly and hospitable.

Teddy bears at Mei Jen House

Getting around the lake

  • Rent a bicycle.

  • Ride ferry boat.

  • Ride a bus. (better get a one day pass to Round-the-lake bus). Click here for the timetable.

Places to Visit

Sheshui Pier

Sheshui Pier

Sheshui Pier is a nice area to visit in Sun Moon lake. You can have a nice view of the sunrise in this area if the weather is good. You can ride a ferry boat here going to Ita Thao Pier or Xuanguang Pier.

Xuanzang Temple

Xuanzang Temple Entrance Gate

Xuanzang Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Yuchi Township. The temple was built in 1965 in memory of Xuanzang, who made a seventeen-year overland journey to India during th