Shueishe Village

Nantou County

The area by Shueishe Pier is a great place to kick back or go for a leisurely stroll. Lakeside walking paths extend from Shueishe village (often referred to as Sun Moon Lake Village) in either direction. Going east would take you all the way to Wenwu Temple.

Meihe Garden, on a ledge above the village, is a heavenly spot to hang out on a sunny day (the night view is not too shabby either).

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1. Meihe Garden

0.13 MILES

A former military police station at the entrance of the Hanbi Trail has been turned into an attractive viewing spot after the 921 earthquake. 'Mei' and …

2. Xiangshan Visitor Information Centre

0.87 MILES

This visitor centre offers splendid views of Sun Moon Lake from atop a sleek modern structure that fits neatly in with the surroundings. Wood and concrete…

3. Xuanzang Temple

1.29 MILES

Serene and charming, Xuanzang Temple keeps a tiny piece of the skull of Monk Xuanzang or Tripitaka (AD 600–664), who is fictionalised in the novel Journey…

4. Wenwu Temple

1.29 MILES

The imposing temple by Sun Moon Lake has superb natural lookouts and faux northern Chinese–style temple architecture. It's extremely popular with tour…

5. Sun Moon Lake Ropeway

1.72 MILES

The seven-minute, 1.9km ride offers an unparalleled bird's-eye view of the lake as you rise into the nearby hills. The gondola terminates at the Formosan…

6. Ci'en Pagoda

1.76 MILES

The stately Pagoda of Kindness and Grace (1969) was built by Chiang Kai-shek in honour of his mother. The ascent from the parking lot to the tower, 960m…

7. Antique Assam Tea Farm

2.15 MILES

An operating tea farm that's also a showcase for the reinstatement of tea shrubs to Sun Moon Lake. The speciality here is Assam black tea, introduced by…

8. Mingtan Reservoir

3.26 MILES

This reservoir feeds a power station billed as the largest pumped-storage generating plant in Asia. The system uses surplus electricity at night from the…