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Sun Moon Lake

Zhongshan Rd., Yuchi Township, Nantou, Taiwan
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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Beautiful place!! And Lake itself is a powerful shot of energy. I wish I had more time to enjoy peacefulness of the place. Beware that transportation is very complicated there. And hotel prices are high. But it is nice to visit it for one time!

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chicgao
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Its not obvious, but you can swim in certain parts of the lake, at certain times of day. Be careful of boats though

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A beautiful lake to relax and be informed about the Taiwanese past, by visiting Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village. Definitely worth to take the cable car for a better view of the lake. Only bad thing: boats stop crossing the lake around 18:00, which means that if you're staying at Ita Shao (the more atmospheric but also very quiet village), you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Really nice trip for whole day. Its easy to get there. We went by bus from Taichung. It does not took more than 2 hours. Dont forget to buy special tickets. Its just for 300TWD and there is a ticket for boat and gondola in price. Some sales are included too. But when you dont buy it, the only way... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Visit if you haven't seen a lake in your life. Quite average, you can rent a bicycle or scooter to visit everything around the lake but everything is overpriced.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The lake is very calm and green. There are some cruise in the lake too. Tourists can take the cruise to tour around the lake.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

History, temples, and cool walks are the upside. The crowds and commercialization are the downside. Could not really see the astrological aspects of the lake even from Chang Khe Sheks pagoda. That is the highlight as well as Wen Wu temple but take a little time to do the lake walks.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We came mid-week and it makes a big difference. Hotels have discounts and the pathways and sights have few people. The paths around the lake are great there is really very little traffic and you can enjoy the views, particularly in the morning. We took one from ita thao and did a few kms. We also took the bus which... More

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Dublin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We booked a car with driver to come here and stayed one night in a minshu located right on the waterfront and in front of the luxurious Fleur de Chine Hotel. That turned out to be the ideal place to stay. Our view from the balcony was perfect, facing south and having views of both the east and the west.... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We went there with a package deal--with amusement park/bus/boat tickets all in one etc. It was a great choice for a family with kids. We experienced different types of Sun Moon Lake within two days. The first day we arrived, it was sunny during the day time. We had a lot of fun at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village for 6... More

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