|Fare||NT$ 190 / one way, NT$ 350 / Round Trip (Please purchase the return tickets at Taichung Gancheng Station and Nantou Bus counter at THSR Taichung Station)|
|Where to buy||1.Ticket counter
Nantou Bus ticket counter at Taichung Gancheng Station:+886-4-22256418
Nantou Bus ticket counter at THSR station: +886-4-36018665
2.Ticket on Bus We accept: cash, easy card, ipass
Nantou Bus http://www.ntbustour.com/busmain/mainsite/
|Service Hotline||Sun Moon LakeNational Scenic Area Tel:+886-49-2855668, Service Hour: 09:00 ~ 17:00
NANTOU BUS TRANSPORTATION CO.,LTD. (Sun moon lake) Tel:+886-49-2984031, Service Hour: 09:00~17:00
Guidelines for carrying folding bikes on the bus:
When you are in Sun Moon Lake don’t miss out the ropeway ride for another exciting experience of sighting the lake. 10 min on the ropeway you will arrived at Ita Thao Wharf and now it’s time to hop off and go for another journey!You may also ride the ropeway to Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village.
During Taiwan 921 Earthquake 70% of Taomi village was destroyed. Instead of living in pain villagers re-constructed their home into an eco-village. Today there is ecological wetland, waterfalls, river trail, parks, and the originate Japan Paper Dome as the success of community reconstruction. The Paper Dome represents the love and support from Japan.
Wenwu Temple is located at the shoulder of mountain where is on the north of Sun Moon Lake. It was built in 1938. People worried the water of Sun Moon Lake might cover Longfeng Temple and Ihuatang of Shuishotsun, they built Wenwu Temple. The Wenwu Temple is 2 (Longfeng Temple and Ihuatang) in 1. It was rebuilt in 1969. Its gate is face to the north. People pray the Civil Saint of Confucius, the Military Saint of Guangong, and the Established God of two temples at the Wenwu Temple. The temple is popular among students.
Xianshan Visitor Center has a unique two curved designed and it’s surrounded by water, lawn and concrete. Designer Dan Norihiko also put in the consideration of not blocking the sight of the Sun Moon Lake for the visitors. The construction of 34 meters wide and 8 meters high stretch out like human arm embracing the earth. The roof floor is a great spot to sight the Sun Moon Lake from above and it’s also a green planting observation platform.
The last stops of Sun Moon Lake route will be the Shueishe Visitor Center which provides complete tourist information for another route. Tourist may also visit the Shueshe Wharf by walking or renting a bike at the lower floor of Shueishe Visitor Center. At the Shueshe Warf tourist may buy souvenir from “Taiwan One Town One Product (OTOP)” shop which they have many Taiwan handmade products, Sun Moon Lake famous black tea, Specialty Mushroom, and etc.
This is the main settlement for Ita Thao people. There are traditional Thao dance, artifacts exhibition and many Ita Thao markets. The shopping experiences here are full of Thao spirits.
Hanbi Hiking Trail is about 1.5 km around the waterfront. In every corner you will find different angle to view the beauty of the Sun Moon Lake. During the early morning you might run into Barbet, Red-headed Babbler, Grey-Cheeked Fulvetta and other rare species of birds. Walking towards Tanban Wharf you can view the Ci-hen Pagoda and Lalu Island.