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Sun Moon Lake – Huanhu Area
The classic itinerary covering activities on water, land and air
Sun Moon Lake’s most prominent recreation zone includes a bikeway that surrounds the lake, a boat tour of the lake, Thao indigenous cuisine at Ita Thao, or taking the ropeway to have a birds-eye view of the beautiful scenery in Sun Moon Lake.
Ecological Experience Tour
If you would like to have a natural ecological journey and experience some DIY activities, you must not miss exploring Puli, an area surrounded by mountains with streams and springs, and rich agricultural products.
Special Industries Tour
Taiwan Ruby Black Tea has a rich orange red color with a cinnamon fragrance and a faint minty flavor. Why not stop by to sample this tea when you’re here.
On the other hand, Mt. Jinlong is a hot spot to view the sea of clouds and sunrise in the central region of Taiwan.
Shuili, Jiji, Checheng
Nostalgic Railway Tour
Take the Taiwan Railway Jiji line to what’s known as “Little Taipei” – Shuili, Checheng and Jiji – and have an in-depth, intellectual visit of this area.
Indigenous Cultural Tour
The Thao and Bunun tribes are indigenous tribes in the Sun Moon Lake area.
When you visit the tribes, you can experience their traditional lifestyle, sample indigenous cuisine, learn their arts and crafts, their wisdom in living harmoniously with nature, and feel their warmth and vitality.
Mass Transit How To
To go to Sun Moon Lake, you can take mass transit transport such as: airlines, the High Speed Rail, Taiwan Railway, Taiwan Tourist Shuttle, Taiwan Tour Bus, and passenger buses.
Traffic in the area
If you are going to visit several scenic spots in Sun Moon Lake, you can choose mass transits like the bus that travels around the lake, ropeway, or ferries. They’re all very convenient.
If you like to plan your schedule and drive, we recommend that you rent a car in town and drive to Sun Moon Lake.
Taiwan Tourist Shuttle Ticket Pack – Great for Independent Travelers
Taiwan Tourist Shuttle covers the major attractions in Sun Moon Lake and offers ticket packs for several itineraries. It’s a convenient service for independent travelers who prefer to plan their own itinerary. The Taiwan Tourist Shuttle ticket pack not only eliminates transportation hassles, it can also be used with the Nantou Holiday e-ticket. Try different activities in Sun Moon Lake, like SUP (stand up paddle) and canoeing!
Classic Must-Try Activities in Sun Moon Lake
Lake tour, biking around the lake, taking the Jiji nostalgic train, enjoying the beautiful sunrise, etc…
Lake touring / Canoe
Taking the ferry to tour Sun Moon Lake is one of the must-try activities on your itinerary! You can take the ferry from Shuishe, Xuanguang or Ita Thao Wharf. Touring the lake on a boat offers an in-depth experience to enjoy the scenic Sun Moon Lake.
If you want to enjoy the fun water activities, you can try canoeing and SUP stand up paddling. Follow the instructor to the middle of the lake and enjoy the mountain views and quiet serene environment.
Ride on one of the world’s top 10 most beautiful bikeways
The bikeway around Sun Moon Lake was selected by CNNgo, the online streaming platform of CNN, as one of the world’s top10 most beautiful bikeways. The entire bikeway is mostly smooth and flat, with just a few occasional slopes. The picturesque views by the lake and cool breeze make your biking trip pleasant and memorable.
Birds-eye View of Shuishalian from the Ropeway
If you want to enjoy Sun Moon Lake’s beautiful scenery from above, you can take the Sun Moon Lake Ropeway. It’s about 7 minutes one way.
Mt. Jinlong in Yuchi Township, Tea Research and Extension Station in Mt. Maolan, and Zhaowu Pier are all great places to see the beautiful sunrise.
＊Another great place to take pictures of the sunrise is the weather station on Maolan Mountain Trail.
Nostalgic Tour – Take the Jiji Little Train
Depart from Ershui Station and travel on the meandering railway into a tunnel, and a green little town unfolds before you. You can really feel the carefree and relaxing lifestyle here.
Thao and Bunun Tribe Cultural Experience
The guided tours and singing and dancing performances allow visitors to have a deeper understanding of the spirit and traditional cultures of the indigenous people.