Savoring the Panorama of Sun Moon Lake on Lalu Island in Taiwan
Lalu Island gave the beautiful name Sun Moon Lake to the body of water that surrounds it (the largest in Taiwan). Separated into two parts; the more circular eastern side of the lake resembles the sun and the western, a crescent moon. A designated national scenic area combed by countless tourists annually, this ancestral sacred ground of the indigenous Thao tribe is euphonized in all seasons by chirping birds and insects, immersed in either mist or sunlight depending on the time of the day, and steeped perpetually in a revitalizing, mystic aura. which is felt most strongly as you approach in a ferry. After the 9/21 Earthquake in 1999, the island’s size was at one time reduced to as small as 66 square meters; the first restoration project re-planted the Thao people's sacred tree, Bishop wood, said to be the incarnation of a white deer. Indulge yourself in a 360-degree panoramic view on Lalu and you’ll find yourself in the center of an ageless existence, be it a civilization or nature’s wonder.