Best MonthsAll year
Traveller TypesFamilies, Couples, Friends
Rank2 out of 265 attractions in Nantou
Places to stay near Sun Moon Lake
Reviews of Sun Moon Lake • 3
For the nature lovers, one of the biggest tourist attraction in Taiwan is the Sun Moon Lake in Yuchi Township, Nantou County which is home to the Thao tribe, one of aboriginal tribes of Taiwan. Located right at the center of Taiwan, 748 meters above the sea level, the Sun Moon Lake is the only natural big lake in Taiwan.
Sun Moon Lake, a major tourist attraction located in Yuchi Township, is the only natural big lake in Taiwan. It is named after its sun and moon-shaped lakes—which are encircled by breathtaking green mountains.
A bus to central Taiwan takes you to the beautiful Sun Moon Lake. Surrounded by rolling mountains, vast sailing curtains of mist, the lake is shaped like the sun and a crescent moon with cherry blossom trees lining the shore. The cobbled streets in the town on the edge of the lake and the views from there of turquoise waters make it seem like a picture from a piece of Chinese tapestry.TRIVIA The lake is separated by Lalu Island, a place where aboriginal tribes talk to their ancestral spirits.Arrow bamboo found in surplus at the Yangmingshan National Park is used by aboriginal tribes to make weapons for hunting. Shop for arrow bamboo writing materials, and traditional musical instruments and mah-jong tiles made of bamboo, and follow the arrow bamboo trail at the park running through a thicket of canes on either side.Taiwan is a popular holiday destination with the Japanese and the Koreans. The Yangmingshan National Park has sulphur springs known to have medicinal qualities, and a lot of resorts have water from the hot springs flowing into their pools for guests to take a dip in.