Yalan雅岚 黑摄会

As the most famous national scenic areas of Taiwan, A-Li Mountains & Sun-Moon Lake have been the very popular spots among Mainland Chinese tourists (esp the massive groups), as well as the must-goes for other foreign visitors. However, the crazy crowds on the yacht wharf, the terrible noises of people, the boat agents haunting on the roadside who keep nagging “ A boat ride, miss /sir? ” absolutely spoil the peaceful scenic area, which suddenly brings me back to West Lake of Hangzhou where Mr.T and I used to walking along the bank in the shades of weeping willows. Then the voice of tourist guides from the blue water reminds me of Sun-Moon Lake in Taiwan: “ Ladies & Gentlemen, here’s the historical site of Sun-Moon Lake, the place where the former president Chiang Kai-Shek…”

Located in Central Taiwan (Yuchi Township, Nantou County), Sun-Moon Lake is the largest body of fresh water in the Island, a natural source of hydroelectric power. Surrounded by the green mountains where gather the villages of Thao tribe ( one of Taiwan’s aboriginal tribes ), the Lake has the vast mirror-smooth surface blessed with charming scenery. Due to the different water colours, it has been divided into Sun Lake and Moon Lake by the tiny island called Lalu. From the pale to deep blue, Sun-Moon Lake looks like a jewel lying among the flourishing forests, reflecting the historical Chinese pagoda and Buddhist temples in the clear water. On a sunny day, its surface dances and sparkles in the light, while the dazzling beauty fades away into alluring mysterious when the mist rolls from the hill tops. In any weather, at any time of day, the Lake presents a variety of charms as a stunning beauty, a real enchanting place to relax.
During a hot summer day, Mr.T and I finally paid a visit to this tourist attraction. Far away from the roaring crowds, we took a quiet hiking trail along the Lake, enjoying the pleasant view of nature, breathing the fresh air in the woods, and listening to the birds’ singing somewhere in the valley. Life is beautiful, isn’t it?
P.S. There’re about 14 hiking trails around Sun-Moon Lake for sightseeing & leisure activities. Well, if you’re lazy, the cable car would be a nice choice to have a bird’s-eye-view. The best-known trail, of course, is the cross-lake cycling trail recognized by CNN in 2012 as one of ten most beautiful cycling trails in the world. It has been quite trendy to rent a bike to make a 30KM tour if you’re in a good shape.By the way, I also see a kind of luxury club offering the helicopter tour above Sun-Moon Lake. OMG, a helicopter…

001 Sun Lake

Taiwan Travel Sun-Moon Lake Landscape Romanticism Yalan雅岚 黑摄会

002 Well, a typical tourist photo..

Taiwan Travel Sun-Moon Lake Landscape Romanticism Yalan雅岚 黑摄会

003 Tourist wharf to take the yacht

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Taiwan Travel Sun-Moon Lake Landscape Romanticism Yalan雅岚 黑摄会

008 Wow, so beautiful water colour

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Taiwan Travel Sun-Moon Lake Landscape Romanticism  Yalan雅岚 黑摄会

010 The boat of Chiang Kai-Shek & Jetty Guard House

Taiwan Travel Sun-Moon Lake Landscape Romanticism Yalan雅岚 黑摄会

011 The hotel with great lake view(must be expensive)

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014 Thinking about the meaning of life by Moon Lake…

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Taiwan Travel Sun-Moon Lake Landscape Romanticism Yalan雅岚 黑摄会

016 Ita Thao Wharf & pretty garden restaurant

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017 Sun-Moon Lake under the clouds

Taiwan Travel Sun-Moon Lake Landscape Romanticism Yalan雅岚 黑摄会

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        1. 提到日月潭,必扯上天朝统一大业+_+
          如今山泉溪水地下河多受污染,人体免疫力下降,基本喝不了自然水

  1. 日月潭,我记得很小时候就在一些杂志书籍上看到过,没想到看了文中的图片,才发现日月潭竟然这么美,风景不错,海水更不错。

    1. 漂亮的淡水湖^_^…..小学时, 咱总是把日月潭和西湖的三潭映月混一块,哈哈

  2. 想知道,我们宝岛的日月潭是一个供普通游客参观的风景区?还是一个部分开放的私人度假区?
    在大陆小时候的课本上日月潭就代表的是台湾的风光。

    1. 一般“国家风景区”就是国有咯,周边的山地与原住民部落颇有争议,一时半会也达不成共识

  3. 估计又是超级亲民的门票。以后有机会去逛逛。
    国有带给老百姓的福利根本就没有,只有垄断、贵的离谱的门票、垃圾的服务。

  4. 从前就很想到日月潭走一走,这么多年了,还是没机会出走,听说最近办各种通行证的难度又加大了,又不知道何时能启程了。

  5. 日月潭竟然没有门票?不敢想象。这个地方分旅游淡旺季吗,什么季节人少呢,我觉得人少的时候约上三五好友环湖骑行一定是一件十分惬意的事。

  6. 日月潭我从书上看过,印象挺深的,哈哈,确切的说1992年我就记忆很深了,课本上有这篇文章。老师讲了一遍,然后在黑板上画了示意图。然后提问,谁能描述一下日月潭? 我虽然听懂了,但是不擅长表达。于是眼睛就盯着黑板和墙的某处不乱动,心想这样老师肯定不会叫到我了。二十多年了,感觉记得很清楚……

    以后去旅游,一定也去合个影留念。

    1. 哈哈,小时候课文就记了个日月潭,没什么其他印象;倒是因为《高山青》的TW民歌,载歌载舞的,对阿里山印象倒是比较深刻^_-

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