Tai­wan's Sun Moon Lake


Vision Magazine - - Contents - english Text By Janita lum chi­nese Text By Pe­ter Wu

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.

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