Sun-Moon Lake, located in the northern part of Taiwan's Alishan Mountains, is also known as Longhu Lake and Shuangtan. It is one of Taiwan's eight famous scenic spots and the largest natural freshwater lake in Taiwan.
Sun Moon Lake
Sun-Moon Lake is surrounded by mountains such as Mount Shuisheshan and Mount Dajianshan at an altitude of 2400 meters. The surface of Sun-Moon Lake is 748 meters above sea level. Its normal area is 7.93 square kilometers. Its maximum water depth is 27 meters. Its circumference is about 37 kilometers and its area is 100 square kilometers. It is one of the freshwater lakes with the largest exotic species in Taiwan. There is an isolated island in Sun-Moon Lake, Guanghua Island, which is bounded by Guanghua Island, just at the junction of two colors of Lake water. In the north, it is called Qiantan Lake. The water is light green, like a round of sun. In the south, it is called Houtan Lake. The water is dark green, like a curved moon. This is the origin of the name of Sun Moon Lake.
The mountains around Sun-Moon Lake have many places of interest and historic sites, such as Wenwu Temple, Xuanguang Temple, Hanbi Tower, Peacock Garden, etc. They have different scenery throughout the year. They are fresh in summer and mild in winter. They attract many tourists to visit Sun-Moon Lake for vacation, which has led to the development of many folk customs around them.