日月潭 SUN MOON LAKE, NANTOU COUNTY, TAIWAN ROC
I do hope you enjoy the photos below. The weather was horrendous short of a disaster. It was a mix of cloudy, light to medium rain showers and heavy fog to rub it in. The sky was a total white out and had to make the best of it-photographically.
The cable car system became fully operation only 2 months ago. It was an easy ride to the entrance of the Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village, which I opted to pass on. By the way, in the cable car system’s short life span it has already serviced 1 million visitors.
Just to keep things short, lets take from the ever convenient Wikipedia for a little background on Sun Moon Lake.
…the largest natural lake in Taiwan as well as a tourist attraction. Situated in Yuchih, Nantou, the area around the Sun Moon Lake is home to the Thao tribe, one of aboriginal tribes in Taiwan. Sun Moon Lake surrounds a tiny island called Lalu. The east side of the lake looks like a sun and the west side looks like a moon, hence the name.
Sun Moon Lake is located 748 metres (2,454 ft) above sea level. It is 27 metres (89 ft) deep and has a surface area of approximately 7.93 square kilometres (3.06 sq mi). –Wikipedia