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Zhongshan Rd., Yuchi Township, 555, Taiwan
+886 4 9285 5668
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Had an awesome day out with the kids. Took the ferry rides to various stops at the islands. Tried the famous 'herbal' eggs at the first stop. At the second stop, walked the food street and had more food and drinks. Overall, great experience and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

With my friend we make the tour to Sun Moon lake. The road from Beigang to the mountains was very beautiful. Coming at the lake in my opinion the best thing to do is rent a bike. And then make a bike tour. It is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to visit, weather cooling and nice foods and souvenirs shop. Should spend 1 full day cos the boat ticket is for 1 day trip until 4pm

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 752sansanl
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sun Moon Lake in the middle of Taiwan is a bit difficult to go to from the major cities. We chose to stay in Taichung and drove there every day. This way allows us to enjoy the city life of Taichung (good food) while...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In 2015, I was visiting Sun Moon Lake and I think that it was an awesome experience that I had. Therefore, I decided to share that wonderful experience with you all. First of all let me give you a brief introduction about the place. Sun...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really, unless you have to go there, I wouldn’t recommend going out of your way. In certain areas you will be pestered non-stop to take a boat ride. In other areas, it is serene... however, rampant overdevelopment without any planning restrictions means that wherever you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A long trip to get there, but it was worth it. I don’t want to be arrogant but there are many places like that all over Europe but they miss the Asian touch. The weather is changing fast which makes it more special.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ghentfreak
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I won’t say the lake is stunningly beautiful but the atmosphere around it is good especially when you cycle along it. It was an interesting experience for my family especially at one point you come to a beautiful architecture (I forgot the name) and you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank siokh2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at this village, well, a street really, to get our first real look at Sun Moon Lake. It is very commercialized but interesting all the same. Our guide told us what were the local food specialities and we wandered around and I bought...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Yes, there are a lot of tourists, but still a beautiful place to go to. I enjoyed the sunrise at 6am- watching the sky turn blue before sun comes up. The lake is much quieter then. Biking at least part of the bike trail is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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November 3, 2018|
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Response from Navigator814589 | Reviewed this property |
Which entrance? The lake is big and you can take a boat ride of course for this you need to pay
May 19, 2018|
Response from maryama665 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure check their official website
April 18, 2018|
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Response from polsa | Reviewed this property |
take a bus to the ci en pagoda. 360 view on top is stunning
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Which comes first? Yilan, Miaoli, SML or Taichung? (1 Reply)
Hi, I'm traveling to Taiwan in Dec. I wanna go Yilan, Miaoli, Sun Moon Lake, Taichung and Taipei. May I know which places I should go first and followed by which places. Taipei will be my last stop. Thanks for taking the time to answer my qn.
September 09, 2014|
Response fromRichard P|
Hi, You should go in this order: 1) If your flight lands afternoon: Taoyuan airport > Miaoli > Taichung > Sun Moon Lake > Yilan > Taipei. 2) If your flight land early morning: Taoyuan airport > Sun Moon Lake > Taichung > Yilan > Taipei
Travel from Taichung to Taroko Gorge and Sun Moon Lake (2 Replies)
Hi all, Other than buses, how do I get from Taichung to Taroko Gorge and Sun Moon Lake? Is there any local tour package I can pick up from Taipei or Taiching covering Taroko Gorge and Sun Moon Lake? Many thanks for all your help.
May 07, 2008|
Response fromTaiwanNovice|
Many thanks Nuttyazn, For your advise and the website link. Can I trouble you to ask for best option to travel from Taichung to Cinq Ching Farmstay in Ren-Ai Township, Nantou. We have a family of four and is thinking of staying there for a couple of days - any suggestion where else to visit nearby as we like the cool weather there. Would I be able to hook on to a local tour bus or need to drive (is it difficult?) or would you recommend a cab (any driver to recommend and how much...More
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Sun Moon Lake enquiries (2 Replies)
Good day everyone, I would like to know more about Sun Moon Lake things to do. I am very interested on riding bicycle leisurely to enjoy the Sun Moon Lake view. Where can I rent the bicycle, how many hours and how much? Is there a restriction on the path for bicycle riding? Or just ride wherever I prefer? Is it worth doing the cruise too? Or just the bicycle riding? I only have a day spend at Sun Moon Lake. Thank you very much.
March 10, 2015|
Response fromg0ldKiwi|
Yeah, I would like to do the cycling as well next time if I visit SML again. It is voted as one of the most scenic biking trail in the world! There is smaller route (12km) and larger route (30km). I took the cruise before and it is nothing much special.