Xiangshan Visitor Center
The Xiangshan Visitor Center is both for tourism and administration use. The uniquely designed building has wood-patterned exteriors and wings that stretch like human arms embracing the earth. In addition, the two giant canopy structures, 34 meters long and 8 meters tall each, allow people to enjoy beautiful views of the Sun Moon Lake on top.
Not only does Xiangshan Café offer lovely views of Sun-Moon Lake, another distinctive feature is the internationally-renowned avant garde building designed by a Japanese architect; the nearby round-the-lake trail is complete and is certain to become a favorite scenic spot for cyclists; adding to its appeal are the building’s lights that by night create a totally different and breathtaking scene and style. Interior design was carried out after discussions with Norihiko Ddan and Associates and also with the assistance of Professor Zhang Zi-long of National Taiwan University of the Arts, the aim being to create a simple-but-fashionable café with a modern style, with main color of the building white to match the building. The main bar combines glass and light elements, creasing a pleasant visual effect. The shop area has an open layout and overturns the disorderly impression that shops often give, increasing the feeling of space and having a simple style. The seats are high-class with a pronounced design feel and the clever use of lights adds interest to the indoor space; as for the outdoor seats, the bright colors create a rich and lively visual effect. The “exterior beauty” of the café alone is captivating; getting to know its “inner beauty” is a really good reason to visit Xiangshan Cafe when you visit Sun Moon Lake.
- Address：No.599, Jhongshan Rd., Yuchih (Yuchi) Township, Nantou County
- Latitude and longitude：120.901966、23.851302
- Opening Time：Weekdays - 09:00 A.M. - 17:00 P.M.
Weekends - 09:00 A.M. - 17:30 P.M.