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Cycling Around Sun Moon Lake Grade:1

Sun Moon Lake scenery
  • Path Length 30km
  • Ideal for Happy Family ,Healthy Elderly ,Romantic Lovebird
  • Grade Leisurely
  • One of the 10 most beautiful bikeways in the world, Thao culture, and ecological experience

Travel Daily Information

Take a Taiwan Tour Bus from The Wuri High-Speed Rail Station in Taichung and, after arriving at Sun Moon Lake, select a bike you like at a cycle hire shop.

Taiwan Tourist Shuttle:
In the early morning, the lake has a different kind of charm. Enjoy a cool ride before the sun comes out, savoring Wenwu Temple, Ita Thao Village, Xuanzang Temple, Shuishe Dam, and other sceniuc sights on the way.
Cycle 30 kilometers up and down around Sun Moon Lake. From Xiangshan Visitor Center→ Turn left→ Toushe→Ita Thao→ Cable car station→ Wenwu Temple→ Jiulongkou→ Zhaowu Wharf, Shuishe→ Xiangshan Visitor Center

Recommended Scenic Spots

Xiangshan Visitor Center
Xiangshan Visitor Center
  • No.599, Jhongshan Rd., Yuchih (Yuchi) Township, Nantou County

The Xiangshan Visitor Center is both for tourism and administration use. The uniquely designed building has wood-patterned exteriors and wings that stretch like human arms embracing the earth. In addition, the two giant canopy structures, 34 meters long and 8 meters tall each, allow people to enjoy beautiful views of the Sun Moon Lake on top.

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Ita Thao Lakeside Trail
Ita Thao Lakeside Trail
  • Riyue Vil., Yuchih Township, Nantou County 555, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

The trail begins from the Chunghwa Telecom Building, and leads to Xuanzang Temple. It is 2,400 meters in length. Tourists can visit the temples via the trail, thus it is also regarded as a "Pilgrim Path".

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Sun Moon Lake Ropeway
Sun Moon Lake Ropeway
  • No.102, Zhongzheng Rd., Yuchi Township, Nantou County 555, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Sun Moon Lake Station lies to the south east of Sun Moon Lake, the north of Ita Thao community, and the west of Youth Activity Center. The Ropeway incorporates water, land, and air and merges the two characteristic tourist attractions in Taiwan, Sun Moon Lake and Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village. You can take the ropeway to enter the most fun and knowledge filled theme park Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village and experience the stunning 3 stars lake view recommended by Michelin green guide on the cablecar.

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Wenwu Temple
Wenwu Temple
  • No.63, Jhongshan Rd., Yuchih Township, Nantou County, Taiwan

The architecture of the temple has the palace style of northern China. It is a large and imposing structure, with three separate halls. On the second floor of the front hall is a shrine devoted to the First Ancestor Kaiji and the God of Literature; the central hall is devoted to Guan Gong, the God of War, and the warrior-god Yue Fei; the rear hall is dedicated to Confucius. This is the only Confucius Temple in Taiwan that keeps its central door open. Temple officials say that they do this because the temple is on the bank of Sun Moon Lake and has many tourists, so they keep the door open for the convenience of the visitors. The bronze statue of a seated Confucius makes this also the only Confucius temple in Taiwan that contains an image of the sage. In addition to Confucius, there are also statues of his disciples, Mencius and Zihsih. These three images originally came from Mainland China. They were taken to Japan to escape the Boxer Rebellion near the end of the Qing Dynasty; later Wenwu Temple read more