Ci'en Pagoda

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Larry-Calif
San Francisco, CA321 contributions
THE SUN, THE MOON, THE VIEW
Dec 2019 • Friends
After the long walk uphill I most rewarded with a beautiful view of Sun Moon Lake.

The Cien Pagoda was built by Chiang Kai-Shem in memory oh his mother. The pagoda completed in 1971 and sits at the top of the 3,130 feet (954 meter) high Shabalan Mountain. The pagoda is 151 feet tall with a speculator view of Sun BBC Moon Lake.

The water in Sun Moon Lake is green and clear, reflecting the images of surrounding mountains and serene landscape.

Lalu Island in the middle of the lake separates the lake into a part shaped like a crescent moon and another part shaped like a round sun; I can see THE SUN, THE MOON, THE VIEW ... at Cien Pagoda.

Note: There is a water closet a little off to the left of the gate before beginning of stairs to the pagoda. No water closet at the pagoda on top.
Written November 27, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,888 contributions
A mother's love is precious
Jan 2020
Ci'en Pagoda was built by he late President Chiang Kai-shek to honour his mother. It is on top of a mountain that is 954 metres (3130 feet) high. The pagoda is 45 metress (150 feet) making the pagoda exactly 1,000 metres (3280 feet) tall. Ci'en Pagoda is the most prominent feature of the Sun Moon lake area. I have climbed Ci'en Pagoda serveral times. Chiang Kai-skek is conroversial these days but he did leave some attractive monuments.
Written June 3, 2020
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hawaiitraveller1
honolulu305 contributions
Get in shape before visiting this place
Feb 2020
Very nice view of Sun Moon Lake from the top of this pagoda. There are many steps to take to get to the top of area where the pagoda is located so make sure you are in shape to make the trek.
Written February 17, 2020
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Xueyan D
Wuhan, China1,462 contributions
The view
Nov 2019 • Friends
Forget all the politics why this pagoda was build.
The main, and maybe only, reason why you should visit it is for the breathtaking view of the lake and surroundings seen from the top.
Written November 18, 2019
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Wanderering1
Lake Macquarie, Australia688 contributions
Lovely Pagoda and Beautiful View
Oct 2019
We arrived just on the opening time (9am) to find no one else there. After a steady, but taxing climb of nearly 600m we came to the pagoda and it’s accompanying great drum. The adventurous can climb the pagoda (about 8 levels) for a great view over the lake.
Written October 30, 2019
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Nigel H
Harrogate, UK27 contributions
Distinctly average
Oct 2019
There is a long walk uphill here, though not hard. When you get there is it worth it. The answer is probably just about. It's clearly a fairly recent structure and looks a bit tacky. Given the surrounding ground just gravel and run down. Although its located on the top of a hill, the views are not great.
Written October 28, 2019
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AllegraLC
Puchong, Malaysia417 contributions
A Pagoda Overlooking Sun Moon Lake
Nov 2018
It was a relatively easy hike up to the base of the pagoda. It was foggy on the day we went. Nevertheless, we still walked up 12 floors to the top of the pagoda. On a clear day, you’ll be rewarded with the panoramic view of the lake. We spent about an hour for the entire visit.
Written October 27, 2019
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,888 contributions
Memorial to Chiang Kai-shek's mother
Jul 2019
This pagoda, built in traditional style, overlooks Sun Moon Lakes in Nantou County. Nantou County is in central Taiwan, it is Taiwan's most mountainous country. President Chiang Kai-shek, who was the president of the Republic of China for many years, built this pagoda in honor of his mother. Construction was completed in the early 1970s, not long before Chiang died. The pagoda is quite spectacular, if you are going to Sun Moon Lake it is well worth making a side trip.
Written September 6, 2019
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KPR777
Raleigh, NC633 contributions
Amazing views from the top of this pagoda!
Jun 2019 • Solo
Although it's a vigorous hike to the pagoda platform from the parking area, and then quite a few more steps to the top of what is essentially a 7+ story tower, the views from the top are amazing and worth every drop of sweat -- especially on a bright, sunny day.
Written July 24, 2019
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L_and_RBrisbane
Brisbane, Australia1,222 contributions
right to the top
Apr 2019 • Couples
lovely walk up tothis pagoda and then continued by walking up 8 flights of steps to the top. Most amazing views of the lake and mountains
Written June 7, 2019
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