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Landscape of Sun Moon Lake

B. “Blue screen-like mountain peak, magnificent spectacle of sun moon lake.” Landscape of Sun Moon Lake

The Sun Moon Lake locates in the Yuchih township of Nantou county. It is the central region of this county with boundless fine views of blue waters and green hills.
The beautiful sights of Nantou county are loved by the residents and visitors. If the most beautiful place in Taiwan is Nantou, the Sun Moon Lake would be “The pearl of Nantou.”
If the wind blows from the Sun Moon Lake straight up to the clouds, the Jhuoshuei River surges and runs towards to east incessantly. The Jade Mountain lies across the Southern region. The magnificent perspective is incredibly beautiful. The township zigzags around this famous lake, especially the fine water of Puli and the savory tea of Lugu which accompany the lake.
The water of Sun Moon Lake originates from Jhuoshuei River. The lake is deep and wide with a measure about 800 hectares and 27-meters depth. Taking a broad view of the water regime, the lake is surrounded by mountains and enclosed by the folds of hills It brings a continent full of greenery. The water reflects the white clouds rolling in the blue sky. In addition, the sparkling waves bring astonishing splashes of color which will make you feel your own colorful life.
It is best to get up early for visiting the lake. When the sunrise is still in a profound slumber, the mist is still dense and the buildings are among the fog. In the vast expanse of whiteness, the distant hills appear indistinctly and the near ones enter in shallow. Green mountains mirror in the clear water which multiplies the fascination of them. When the first glimmering of light appears, the rays illuminate the water. The reflection of sun and cloud shimmers in the lake and becomes boundless distinct scenery. The sun rises in a split second and the rays of morning greet the eyes. The vast expanse of water meets and greets with smiles. Then the water and the sky are of one hue with golden waves and seems to be the infinite universe. The Sun Moon Lake is sublime for the time being.
The lake with dusk has the most charm. The rosy clouds just before sunset are all over the sky which makes the vault of heaven beautiful and makes the water prettier. The green water rolls up the golden rays and shines brilliantly. The sunset glow is tenderer than the rising sun. Looking around, the visitors gradually disperse and the fishing boats are on their way home and conclude a wonderful day by singing fisherman’s song. After the night falls, the mountains are quiet, the lake is tranquil and the moon rises slowly. The water and the moon shine forever, composing a quiet and beautiful world for the lake. People said the moonlight in Yang-chou is extremely beautiful because of the shine of the river. However, when you come to here, you will find a prettier moonlight because of the reflection of the famous lake. If you visit here, you will observe that the beauty of the lake is just like the sun in daytime and like the moon at night. It shines forever just like the sun and the moon which delivers delicate splendor.
The climate at Sun Moon Lake is warm in Spring and Summer, and is cool and refreshing in Autumn and Winter because of the adjustment of mountains and water. If you come here in Spring, there will be greenery all over the mountain, including dark green, light green and light yellow, which embellish the landscape and shine brilliantly. The blooming flowers vie with each other for glamour. So many colorful flowers come into sight that the eyes are kept fully occupied. If you visit here in Autumn, the maple leaves dye the mountains in red under the blue sky. The paths full of yellow flowers with the scent of osmanthus fragrans bring an inestimable taste of leisurely and carefree. The charming spring water and the pure autumn water embrace the mountain scenery. The flickering shadow of mountains and swinging flowers undulate with the white waves. And visitors and pleasure-boats wander about unhurriedly on it. Once you get here, you will truly feel a life of carefree joy.
The beauty of the landscape is enchanted, but there are also various cultural constructions around Sun Moon Lake. If you want to stay overnight , there is the highly positioned Sun Moon Lake Ching Sheng Hotel that would provide an excellent vision for enjoying the sight of the lake. There are also the luxurious Lalu with an impressive style and the simple and unsophisticated Teachers Hostel. If you tour around the coast, there are Songbolun Hiking Trail, Shueishei Hiking Trail and the Round-the-Lake Trail for promenading. In addition, there are Peacock Park, Dajhuhu Bird Area, Lake Bank Camping Area, Te Hua Village and Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village for pleasure and scenic sight seeing. Moreover, intensifying famous temples, which calm our mind and soul, include the Dragon Phoenix Temple, Syuenguang Temple, SyuentzangTemple and Man Mo Temple. And among these, the Man Mo Temple has the largest scale.
The flourishing landscape and culture contribute to our peace of mind or inner tranquility and cultivate our temperament. The poet Li Bai has made a long trip to five famous mountains for seeking the celestial beings. Another poet Su Shi has appreciated the east flowing the Changjiang river during his vagabond life. However, today we can find this kind of atmosphere and state in the Sun Moon Lake. There are many beautiful sights in the treasure island, Taiwan, but most of them are just pretty, or graceful and charming, or large and magnificent. Only the Sun Moon Lake could be a comprehensive expression of grace, splendor and grandeur. When you get here, you could express your lofty sentiments and high aspirations, or lead a quiet life. Gentlemen who enjoy the sights of mountains and rivers should grasp it in time.