Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area
Sun Moon lake is at Jhongshan Rd., Yuchi Township, Nantou County. The name is from both of sun lake and moon lake, and it is famous for its different colors between these two lakes. It is the second biggest lake in Taiwan, and the biggest semi-natural lake with Hydroelectric power. Sun Moon Lake is located 748 m (2,454 ft) above sea level. It is 27 m (89 ft) deep and has a surface area of approximately 7.93 km2 (3.06 sq mi) Ecological landscape is rich and it is one of the fresh water lake that has the most exotic species.
Sun Moon lake is one of magnificent scenic spot in the Taiwan. It is also the place of the residents from the aboriginal of Thao tribe. They live around the lake and call it “Shui-she hai”. Due to the Pingpu tribe call the aboriginals who live in the mountain “Shuishalian” and it is a biggest lake in the mountains, so it used to be called “Shuishalian”.