Din Tai Fung And Mango Shaved Ice, Yongkang Street
Today, we headed to Sun Moon Lake for a night. This is the largest lake in Taiwan, famous for its clear blue water set against pile of mountains. It is better to avoid weekends, if you want to see less crowds and get the best hotel room rates. We chose to stay for one night as morning is the best time in the lake, where tourists are still not around yet and the panoramic clear water and mountain is best viewed in the morning.
The easiest way to get to this place if you go on your own (not tour) is by catching the high-speed train from Taipei Main Station to Taichung High Speed Rail Station (about 50 minutes journey). Exit 5 that will take you straight into the bus station - Nantou Bus (Downstairs). There is some English information provided, enough to guide us.
Once we arrived at Sun Moon Lake, it was late afternoon and we didn't want to travel like tourists. But just ultimately enjoying this lake town. Tried their local delicacies, a bowl of lu rou fan and another cold shaved mango ice would definitely enough to make our afternoon. Do not have to be from Yongkang street, in this small street out of nowhere, we still can get equally good mango shaved ice.
|Lu rou fan|
|Mango shaved ice|
|Sun Moon Lake|
|Full and clear view of the lake from our bedroom window|
|Clockwise from top left: Spicy beef noodle soup, pork chop with rice, dan dan noodle|
|Morning view, calm water, clear mountain and nice breeze|
|Peaceful and beautiful morning|
|Breakfast by the gorgeous backdrop|
No. 95號, Zhongshan Rd, Yuchi Township, Nantou County
Tel: +886 4 9285 5166
Qingjing Farm, Taiwan