Taiwan's Sun Moon Lake
Covering a total are of 100 square kilometres and situated 760 metres above sea level, Sun Moon Lake is the largest and most picturesque body of water in Taiwan. Thousands of visitors flock to the area each year to experience this natural wonder. Its name comes from the shape of the lake- one side is round like the sun, while the other side is long and narrow, similar to the crescent moon. Sun Moon Lake is distinct from other lakes in the region, with breathtaking scenery of unfolding landscapes, reflective waters, stunning greenery everywhere you look and unprecedented serenity.
A visit to this peaceful landscape is an exceptional experience. As well as admiring the natural alpine beauty, visitors can pay a visit to Dehua Village to enjoy Aboriginal culture and learn about the legends of the lake. It’s said that the water in the sun and moon shapes are different colours- orangey red and jade, a mystery that can be glimpsed from the many high vantage points in the mountains surrounding the lake.