Favorite thing: Guan Yu, a famous Chinese warrior during the third century AD, was said to wield the Qinlongyianyuedao (Jade Dragon Moon Spear/Sword or something like that), which is supposedly here in Sun Moon Lake's Wenwu Temple (after all, the temple honors Guan Yu). It's probably (well, definitely) not the real thing (I saw one of these in Shanhaiguan, too). Still, it's interesting.
Fondest memory: Sun Moon Lake is not a natural lake. It was an artificial reservoir. The water comes from the river 10 more kilometers away through the underground channel. The water inlet to Sun Moon Lake can be seen at the end of Da Chu Hu trail.
The fishermen in Sun Moon Lake used the web fixing under the wooden stuff to catch the fishes. They just needed to go back to the wooden stuff to take the fishes home.
At the end of Shui Wa Tou trail, you can see some fishing facilities.
There are two ways to enjoy the beauty of Sun Moon Lake. The first one is to go around the lake. There are several hiking trails and the viewing spots around the lake. You can visit them one by one to enjoy the view of the lake from different angles.
The other way is to take the ferry in the lake.
Sun Moon Lake was the home of the aboriginal tribe, Thao. Most of the Thao people live in Der Hua She today but the population of the whole tribe is only about 300.
Some people lent us the clothes displayed in their shop for taking a picture. That is similar to their traditional cloth but I doubt if the patterns and the decorations were exactly copied from those of their ancients.
Fondest memory: The Lalu Island was the only land not sunk by the water when the reservoir was built. It was the holy place of Thao tribe. Now it looked like a small island in the lake.