Saturday, February 02, 2013

This will be my last post for a while because I'll be away for the next 17 days (going back to Tawau for Chinese New Year tomorrow evening!), so here's an entry with a million pictures for your viewing!


#1 From the tea plantation, we proceeded to Sun Moon Lake, which is situated over 750 meters above sea level in the lofty mountains of central Taiwan. Sun Moon Lake is known for its emerald lakes and the natural beauty that surrounds it - all framed within a breathtaking backdrop of dramatic mountain landscapes that make this place picturesque.

However, the draw here is not just the lake. There are cable cars to ride (which we didn't go on as not enough time) to Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village — a museum, village and amusement park rolled into one. If you arrive in early spring, you can even catch the cherry blossoms near this mirror-like lake.


#2


#3


#4


#5 Plum Lotus Garden


#6 I don't know if it's true, but legend has it that wishing trees have the power to help wishes come true!?


#7


#8


#9

The next thing we did was go on a boat ride. Our tour guide arranged everything, so I've no idea how much the tickets cost.


#10


#11


#12


#13


#14 Beautifully situated hotels and resorts overlooking the serenity lake, I think it's worth staying a night or two here.


#15


#16


#17


#18


#19


#20


#21


#22


#23


#24


#25


#26


#27 Here you can see a temple on top of the hill and the 46 meters in height Ci-en Pagoda that was built by Chiang Kai-shek in memory of his mother in 1971.


#28


#29


#30


#31 Tourists from mainland China at the Shuishe wharf


#32 We had our lunch at one of the many restaurants in town and we did come out extremely satisfied or maybe we were just too hungry, hahaha!


#33


#34


#35


#36


#37


#38


#39


#40

At the end of our meal, our tour guide came out with a birthday cake *SURPRISE!* and everyone sang "Happy Birthday to you..."


#41 It was truly an unforgettable day for my daddy because he found himself on vacation (a great birthday present to him from us) on his special day!

I want a birthday vacation too (are you reading this, Ralph? )!

After lunch, we strolled through the streets of Shuishe town.


#42


#43


#44

I found the climate very agreeable as we could comfortably walk around and sight see without being cooked alive, but we really didn't get to see much of this place since we were only there for like 2 hours.


#45


#46


#47


#48


#49


#50


#51


#52


#53


#54


#55

I still have tons of pictures, but I'll post them next time okay!

What an abrupt end, I know.

On an end note, I wish you prosperity and good fortune this Chinese New Year! May the year of snake brings peace and happiness to you and your loved ones.

I can't find the time to write posts in advance, so I know my blog will be nothing but "dead air" for a while. Don't abandon me okay, I'll be back LOLL.



First Commenter
♥~*~♥~*~♥

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...