Sun Moon Lake in Cingjing Area


Sun Moon Lake is a scenic lake located in the Cingjing area of Nantou, Nantou, Taiwan. It is approximately 23.87° N, 120.92° E. The lake is surrounded by mountains and has a circumference of around 33 kilometers. It is a popular tourist destination in Taiwan and offers a variety of activities for visitors to enjoy.

Things to Do

  • Boat ride on the lake
  • Visit the temples around the lake
  • Hike the trails around the lake
  • Visit the Sun Moon Lake Ropeway for panoramic views
  • Explore the Wenwu Temple

Getting There

The easiest way to get to Sun Moon Lake is by taking a bus from Taichung or Taipei. From Taichung, take the Nantou Bus 6670 or 6664 to the Sun Moon Lake stop. From Taipei, take the Kuo-Kuang Bus to the Sun Moon Lake stop. It is also possible to drive to Sun Moon Lake, but be aware that parking can be difficult during peak tourist season.


There are a variety of accommodations available around Sun Moon Lake, including hotels, guesthouses, and bed and breakfasts. Some popular options include the Fleur de Chine Hotel, the Sun Moon Lake Hotel, and the The Lalu Sun Moon Lake.