Sun Moon Lake & Cultural Village

Remember that time I hitched a ride with several teachers from Mialoi County thanks to Tina and we headed down to Changhua County and the amazing temple they had there?! Yeah...I did it again and this time we headed back down to Sun Moon Lake {check out my first visit to the lake here!}

April 9-10

We met bright and stinkin' early at the Mialoi Train station just south of Hsinchu, hopped on a bus and started the nearly 2 hour drive southeast to Nantou County where Sun Moon Lake is located. Getting off of the bus a little before noon at the Sun Moon Lake Cultural Center none of us were 100% sure what to expect from our day ahead.  {I'm not going to lie, I'm feeling lazy today...get ready for a ton of pictures!} We spent the day exploring the village, learning about the native indians from Taiwan, watching the aboriginal show, riding the gondolas, checking out the rides and soaking in the sweet sweet sun and the amazing views...oh, and of course, eating!

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The 4 of us decided before hand to grab a hotel in Nantou overnight instead of taking the shuttle bus back home less than 5 hours after arriving to the lake, so we bid our friends goodbye and spent all of Sunday exploring more of the lake and it's spectacular views. Sunday brought with it bike rentals and bumpy rides, Wenwu Temple, day market foods, and souvenir shopping followed by a long ride home!

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