Sun Moon Lake

Sun Moon Lake
We took my parents and brother on a day trip to Sun Moon Lake a few days before the wedding.  We couldn’t have asked for a nicer day: it was sunny, reasonably warm, and crowd-free thanks to it being a non-holiday weekday.

Sun Moon Lake is located in Yuchih Township, in Nantou County, close to the geographic center of Taiwan.Sun Moon Lake
After a brief walk along part of the shoreline, we got back in the car and stopped at Wenwu Temple [文武廟].  The last time I visited this temple there were over a dozen tour buses parked in front, today was comparably quiet as there were only three.
Sun Moon Lake
The temple has great views and a lot of color, making it a wonderful place to photograph.
Sun Moon Lake
The giant lions in front were a donation from the late chairman of the Shin Kong Insurance Company:
Sun Moon Lake
We ate lunch at The Richforest Resort [儷山林哲園名流會館] which has a lovely view of the lake [I’ve heard mixed reviews regarding the rooms].  I was apprehensive whether or not my parents would like the Pineapple Shrimp [鳳梨蝦球] on account of it being smothered in Japanese mayonnaise, but it turns out they loved it so much they wanted to know where to pick up such mayonnaise in the States:
Sun Moon Lake
My dad liked this lightly fried fish dish best, I forgot what it was called, but it was delicious:
Sun Moon Lake
if I recall correctly I ate about half the Mountain Boar with the rest split between six other people:
Sun Moon Lake
The resort had a lovely dock with outdoor seating.  From this picture you can see the gondola being built in the background which will connect Sun Moon Lake with the Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village [九族文化村].  I can only hope this cable car system isn’t plagued with problems like the Maokong Gondola has since its first day of operation.
Sun Moon Lake
Our next stop was Syuentzang Temple [(玄奘寺], which was built in the Tang Dynasty style.
Sun Moon Lake
Sun Moon Lake
The lake’s Lalu Island [拉魯島] is sacred ground of the Thao aboriginal tribe.
Sun Moon Lake
That’s all for this post!  I’m actually going back to Sun Moon Lake tomorrow morning for an end of the year company trip.  I don’t think I’ll be taking too many photos with such a tight schedule of mandatory team-building activities.

4 thoughts on “Sun Moon Lake

  1. You always feature the most beautiful, eye catching, honest, and most of all your moment/touch in the photos you post on your site. Much respect and enjoy your work – waiting for the day you slip up and show us some good old Betel Nut Juice…

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