This post is the third post out of 7 post (which tells the third day out of my recent seven-days trip to Taiwan). If you just read this post, you can catch up my first post here and my second post here. On the first day, I arrived at Kaohsiung and explore the beauty of Kaohsiung. On the second day, I explore places of interest spread from Kaohsiung to Tainan, and then continued my journey to Taichung using High Speed Railways Train.
On the second day, I arrived at Taichung around 8 pm. The next day (the third day), I planned to Explore Sun Moon Lake (will be abbreviated as SML), one of the most famous landscape in Taiwan.
Where is Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan?
Sun Moon Lake is located about 750m above sea level, and the area around the lake is home to the Thao tribe, one of the aboriginal tribes in Taiwan (source: Wikipedia). It’s also the largest body of fresh water in Taiwan.
Sun moon lake is located in the middle of Taiwan, in Yuchi Township. It’s part of Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area. The nearest biggest town to Sun Moon Lake is Taichung. That’s why I anchored myself in Taichung. The ride from Taichung city to Sun Moon lake takes about 1-1,5 hours and it passes several beautiful spots such as Puli, Antique Assam Tea Farm, and Paper Dome Museum.
There are so many attractions around the lake, such as Sun Moon Lake Ropeway, Xuanzang Temple, Wenwu Temple, Peacock Garden, Ita Thao, Cien Pagoda, Xiangshan Visitor Center, Chaowu Wharf, Bamboo Rock Garden, and Shueiuatou Hiking Trail.