Nestled near the middle of the island of Taiwan, the Japanese erected a dam in the 1930s to create Sun Moon Lake (日月潭) from two bodies of water. It has become an important reservoir for public water supply and power generation. And for the weary traveler, a little bit of calm tranquility.
Sun Moon Lake’s Xiangshang Visitor Center
There are extensive hiking and cycling paths around the lake, so Sun Moon Lake’s Xiangshang Visitor Center is a great place to start. It has an expansive view of the lake and surrounding mountains. The building’s architecture is harmonically attuned to music and concerts. A break in the clouds (non-sequitur: A-ha’s MTV Unplugged version is well worth listening to) provided a small window to capture the lake’s beauty.
Lalu Tea House
If you get the chance, try Lalu Tea House‘s afternoon tea buffet. The food is excellent, and the view makes it all the better.
Try your best to come on a sunny day – finding your inner peace here will be effortless.