Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas 2009 at "Sun-Moon" Lake in Taiwan

Sun Moon lake is a beautiful alpine lake divided by a tiny island so that the eastern portion is round like the sun and the western portion shaped like a crescent moon. Its beauty is created by the combination of mountains and water with a 760 meter elevation giving the impression of a Chinese landscape painting of mist-laden water and clearly defined mountains.
Looking towards the Wunwu Temple. The area was originally discovered by ancestors of the Dao people during the Ching Dynasty and was later occupied by the Japanese during the war. The Han Chinese also invested in construction and today the area is a popular tourist spot with festivals of the Dao (Thao)-Taiwan's smallest indigenous tribe.

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