Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sun Moon Lake (日月潭)/Shilin Official Residence (士林官邸) - Taiwan (台湾) 2011 (Part 7)

Last year, I made my first visit to Taiwan. I was very busy after I got back and never got a chance to look through them and pick out the photos I'm going to post. I finally took out enough time to finish, so... Here they are! I did not take many photo there as the tropical weather made me very sick. I will be splitting them into a total of 8 parts. I hope you enjoy them!

我去年去台湾旅游了一次。我会把这些照片分成八章文章。

Taiwan is an island country east of China. The country is about 13,974 square miles. The currency used in the country is New Taiwan Dollar (NT$). Most people in Taiwan use Traditional Chinese characters. Chinese is the main spoken language in Taiwan, but a lot people in big cities with many tourists do speak English.

Full Resolution Photos and Prints: If you want to see full resolution photos or buy prints of any of the photos you see, they are up on my portfolio for viewing. To see my best Taiwan photos, use this link. To see all of my Taiwan photos from this trip, use this link.

Parts: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 |

Today I have the rest of the photos from Sun Moon Lake (日月潭) and will begin my photos from Shilin Official Residence (士林官邸).

A Buddhist temple at Sun Moon Lake. 

The streets of the village near Sun Moon Lake. A lot of souvenir stores because it is a tourist attraction. 

The RichForest is the hotel I stayed in. The hotel is widely know for the Chinese Rosewood. Most of the furniture in the hotel and rooms are made from the Rosewood.  

Another photo of the hotel.  

Photos of the souvenir and food stores.


I think it was every weekend, the locals will dance and perform. Even though there is only a few true locals remaining, they try to keep their tribe's heritage going. In the photos above, they've also invited tourists to go dance with them. The people in the costumes are the locals. 

Another photo of the locals performing.  

The hotel provided free breakfast. The restaurant was right on the lake! 

Pet pig! Not sure if they are going to kill it for food later on... I thought it was cute, so I took a photo.  

There was a gondola ride near Sun Moon Lake too. It led to an amusement park and a few other attractions. The ride is free. 


Maple Story claw machine. :D LOL I thought it was cute. I got an Orange Mushroom and a Blue Snail.  

Another shot of the gondola ride.  

 More shows teaching people about the local's tribal ways. 

Not everyone needed to take the gondola. They also had a hiking trail. Here is a photo of the flash rain (I think. the rain didn't really show up on photo.)... I hid out in of the snack stores.  

Photo of Sun Moon Lake. 

So much fog! 


 Now I leave Sun Moon Lake and go back to Taipei. this begins my photos at the Shilin Official Residence (士林官邸).

A lot of lily pads in the residence. 

A close up of the lily pad plant. The seeds are edible. 

Photo of the lily pad flower. 

This is all the photos for today. The next post on Taiwan will also be the last. :( In the next post, there will be the rest of the photos from Shilin Official Residence (士林官邸) and the photos from the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (中正纪念堂).

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