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“Beautiful and Unforgettable Lake” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sun Moon Lake

Sun Moon Lake
Zhongshan Rd., Yuchi Township, Nantou, Taiwan
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Private Tour: Sun Moon Lake Day Trip with Cruise...
Ranked #3 of 221 Attractions in Nantou
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Singapore
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“Beautiful and Unforgettable Lake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

SML is gonna leave an unforgettable place in my memory.
The views are breathtaking, definitely worth a visit.
The boat trip brought us to 3 of the islands - try "Ah Po Eggs" at one of the islands - A Must-Try!
Savoured numerous local delicacies too.
Nice and cooling cable car rides up the mountains.
Awesome SML!

Visited July 2013
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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“Full of tourists !”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We went with a local boat so the guide was speaking non-stop to introduce the place, for some people maybe interesting but for us their speaking style is kind of annoying. On that small island everyone buy an egg to eat, not much special, and you will get annoyed by those Chinese tourists pushing you for getting a place for photos !

Visited November 2012
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Breath taking experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The view was awesome... had a real nice time there although it was quite short... very nice and big lake... u can get a package to tour sun moon lake... it will take you from taichung to sun moon lake.. ticket for cable car, formosa cultural village, shuttle boat service, around the lake shuttle service and also bus back to taichung...

Visited July 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Fantastic view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We had a day tour at the lake and its countryside. Take a boat tour, cost NT$100 per person where you can stop at different area. Remember to try the "Granny tea leaf eggs", the mushroom flavour distinguished them from others. Absolutely delicious!
Wen Wu temple is rather spectacular too. We had lunch at one of the Thao tribe restaurants. Decent and interesting local dishes. Don't miss the street food, along the way to take the boat to the lake. Many delicious and interesting local delicacies, don't hold back, you just got to try them!
We didn't stay overnight because we were rushing to the next destination. But if you have time, stay at least one night is the way to do it.

Visited July 2013
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Taipei, Taiwan
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“Great view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

The lake is beautiful and for about NT$200 or so per person you can get a boat ride to the other side of the lake. Great for taking pictures. Boat rides aren't available at night, last ride is around 4 or 5 i think.

Visited June 2013
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