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Sun Moon Lake

Located in central Taiwan, Sun Moon Lake is one of the only natural lakes in the country and arguably the most beautiful. Lalu Island divides the lake in two, with one part resembling a moon and the other the sun, giving it its name. The hiking trails and bike paths surrounding the lake are considered to be some of the most scenic on earth, and you’ll find bike rentals near the visitors center. If you want to get out on the water, you can either take a boat tour of the lake, stopping at many of the main temples, pagodas and aboriginal villages, or rent a rowboat to explore the waters at your own pace.

A recently installed aerial tramway, the longest and highest in Taiwan, carries visitors across the lake for a bird’s eye view of the area. To get a taste of the area’s ancient aboriginal cutlure, try to catch a performance at the Naruwan Theater or Culture Square.

More than six million people visit the lake each year, and if you want to avoid crowds of domestic tourists, plan your visit for midweek and avoid traveling to Sun Moon Lake during the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival.

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Sun Moon Lake and Nantou Cultural Experience Day Tour including Wine and Tea Tasting, Taipei, null
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Sun Moon Lake and Nantou Cultural Experience Day Tour including Wine and Tea Tasting

Join this relaxing full-day tour to Nantou and enjoy the gingerly picked must-go attractions along the famous Sun Moon Lake including the Wenwu Temple. Also ...  Read more

Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $399.00
Sun Moon Lake 1-Day Leisure Tour from Taipei, Taipei, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Sun Moon Lake 1-Day Leisure Tour from Taipei

Explore the central and southern of Taiwan, discover Taiwan’s diverse and breathtaking geography as you tour the island’s varied terrain and enjoy some of the ...  Read more

Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $150.00
Taipei Flexi Attractions Pass, Taipei, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 1

Taipei Flexi Attractions Pass

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Gain entry to Taipei’s top attractions with a Flexi Attractions Pass, and enjoy exclusive shopping and dining benefits — all for one low price! Choose from ...  Read more

Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: Varies

From USD $41.99
Taipei Unlimited Attractions Pass, Taipei, Sightseeing & City Passes
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Taipei Unlimited Attractions Pass

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Choose from more than 35 of Taipei's top attractions for free entry plus additional benefits with your Unlimited Attractions Pass. Take a day tour to the ...  Read more

Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: Varies

From USD $74.00
Private Tour: Sun Moon Lake Day Trip with Cruise and Bullet Train from Taipei, Taipei, Sightseeing ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Private Tour: Sun Moon Lake Day Trip with Cruise and Bullet Train from Taipei

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Enjoy a scenic day trip and motorboat cruise around the clear emerald waters of Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan’s largest body of water. Explore the region, including ...  Read more

Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $378.75

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