A day to visit Nantou, Taiwan

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A day to visit Nantou, Taiwan
Nantou County is renowned for its tea plantations, which stretch as far as the eye can see. However, the real pride of the county is the Sun Moon Lake; an ethereally beautiful lake located in the Yuchi Township. The biggest lake in all of Taiwan, its name is derived from the fact that it is divided into 2 by the small Lalu Island. One half of the lake resembles the spherical sun while the other looks like a crescent moon.

 
During your stay, you can visit the historical and cultural sites around the lake or take a stroll along the many hiking trails there. Nantou County is rich in history and its background is every bit as charming as its locals.
  • Bamboo Rock Garden

    Bamboo Rock GardenBamboo Rock Garden

    Sun Moon Lake offers many scenic spots, but the Bamboo Rock Garden is one place you have to visit. The garden’s many trees offer a shady respite from the sun and a place to rest. Ardent photographers can attempt to capture the beauty of the towering bamboo plants.

    There are a butterfly garden and a hotel within the grounds. The Tea Research and Extension Station is a short stroll away, too, so be sure to visit it if you have a thirst and time to spare.

  • Carp Lake

    Carp LakeCarp Lake

    Carp Lake is a very scenic tourist spot, and although it may be located near the outskirts of the township, there’s plenty to see and do here. It’s an especially good spot if you like outdoors activities since you can go boating, camping, picnicking and hiking. The shoreline is fairly well developed, so don't go expecting beautiful natural scenery. However, that development means that there's a good choice of restaurants and hotels immediately around the water.

  • Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village

    Formosan Aboriginal Culture VillageFormosan Aboriginal Culture Village

    The Formosan Aboriginal Cultural Village is a fun and informative way to learn about the early cultures of Taiwan. You’ll be enthralled with the range of shows specially performed by the Yamei, Puwan and Yen tribes. Dinner is also served and you can taste authentic dishes exquisitely prepared by master chefs from these tribes.

  • Meihe Garden

    Meihe GardenMeihe Garden

    Located by the shore of Sun Moon Lake, the name Meihe Garden derives from the phrase ‘plum and water lily’. This used to be the site of a military police station but today it’s one of the most scenic spots in Nantou.

  • Wenwu Temple

    Wenwu TempleWenwu Temple

    Wenwu Temple is the result of 2 post-Japanese-era temples being combined as a single entity. The locals here had Wenwu Temple built in place of two temples when rising lake waters threatened to submerge the buildings.

    At first glance, the temple looks every bit like a traditional Confucius temple reminiscent to those found in Northern China. The structure is majestic and a sight to behold. With so many travelers visiting each day, officials thought it would be wiser to leave the main gates open for tourists’ convenience, so it is accessible throughout the day.

  • Batongguan Historic Trail

    Batongguan Historic TrailBatongguan Historic Trail

    The Batongguan Historic Trail was established by soldiers in 1875, during the rule of the Qing dynasty. Along the trail, you will find numerous stone inscriptions that act as milestones in the history on the area as well as distance. These include the “Wan Nian Heng Cyu” stone inscription made on a gargantuan boulder. When translated, it reads: “The opening of the roads expedites trade and travel to the benefit of future generations”.

    Besides learning about the deep-rooted history of Nantou, you can also bask in the beauty of the Central Mountain Range.

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