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11.Two Days Puli Town, Sun Moon Lake & Lukang Historic Area Tour
Departure Time: 07:00-08:00 AM
Departure Point: Hotel Lobby
Duration: 2 Days
Tour Fare
(per person):
NT$ 6,600(Adult)
NT$ 5,300(Child)
【Adult—above 12 & Child—between 2 and 12】


Day 1:
Pick up from Hotel ~ Taichung ~ Visit Sun Moon Lake(Wen Wu Temple, Ita Thao, Aboriginal Handicraft Center, Special Shop for Local Farm Products, Xuan Guang Temple)~ Puli Town(Traditional Culture & Arts Center) ~ Stay overnight in Taichung.
Day 2:
Pick up from Hotel ~ Visit Lukang Historic Area ~ Return to Taipei by bus or train ~ Hotel.
Bus transportation, hotel, English-speaking tour guide, tickets and travel insurance.
Lunch & dinner, tips and any personal expense.
(Suggestions for Tip: Half Day NT$100, Full Day NT$200 per person)
Single Room Supplement:NT$1,200(per person)
Description :
/ezfiles/0/1000/img/1/arr_02.gifSun Moon Lake

The Sun Moon Lake, located in the middle of Taiwan, with an elevation of 748 meters above sea level, is the only natural big lake in Taiwan. The southern part of Kuang Hua Island is shaped like a new moon, and the northern part is shaped like a sun; hence the name Sun Moon Lake. Scenic resources, the most famous sights around Sun Moon Lake, are the Te Hua House, Kuang Hua Island, the Hsuan Tsang Mosque, the Tzu-En Pagoda, and the Wen Wu Temple and so on. The natural forests bordering these roads are good places for bird watching. There are a lot of birds that live on the mid-elevation, such as the Grey-cheeked Fulvetta, Grap-throated Minivet, Formosan Yuhina, Gray Tree Pie, Bamboo Partridge, Chinese Bulbul, Muller's Barbet, and the Black Bulbul. Colonies of Black-crowned Night herons and Egretta garzettas, and birds such as the common kingfisher and the Green-winged Teal can be seen at the Chu Hu water reservation, situated around the water gate. Besides these birds, fish, wild pigs, raccoons, insects and wild vegetables are flourishing in the region as well. These are all natural resources of the Sun Moon Lake region. The Shao Clan is the earliest clan that lived in the Sun Moon Lake region. The Harvest Festival, Sowing Festival and their special handicraft fair every year, as well as their articles has helped to preserve the particular culture of the Sun Moon Lake region.

/ezfiles/0/1000/img/1/arr_02.gifWen Wu Temple

Wen Wu 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 Lungfung Temple and Ihuatang of Shuishotsun, they built Wen Wu Temple. The Wen Wu Temple is 2 (Lungfung 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 Kuankung, and the Established God of two temples at the Wen Wu Temple. The temple is popular among students.

/ezfiles/0/1000/img/1/arr_02.gifCih-en Pagoda

Historical Background:Cih-en Pagoda is located on Sha Ba Lan Mountain near Sun Moon Lake. It was built by Chiang Kai-shek in memory of his mother in 1971. The construction was very difficult because the materials had to be shipped over the lake and moved up the mountain. The Cih-en Pagoda is 46 meters in height and has become the famous landmark of Sun Moon Lake. Surrounding the tower are beautiful plants and trees and there are stone tables and chairs for visitors to take a rest. The Cih-en Pagoda overlooks Lalu Island and Sun Moon Lake. Cultural Highlights:Cih-en Pagoda is an octagonal building; the 3 stories at the base are painted in white, while the 9 stories of the main body are painted in golden red. Tourists can appreciate the magnificent scenery of Sun Moon Lake from the Cih-en Pagoda. The tourist tracks as long as 700 meters lead to the Cih-en Pagoda. Alongside the track are beautiful trees and flowers, which make the track easy and comfortable to walk along.

/ezfiles/0/1000/img/1/arr_02.gifPuli Town

Puli is at the center of Taiwan. With an elevation between 380~700 meters, Puli is a basin surrounded by rising & falling mountains, hills and farmland. The most famous tourist spots include the Puli Brewery Factory, Guangshing paper Manufactory, and Chung Tai Chan Monastery; its special products (fine food) are wild rice stems, passion fruit, red sugar canes, rice-noodles, and Shaushing wine.

/ezfiles/0/1000/img/1/arr_02.gifLukang Historic Area

Lukang is situated on the west-central coast of Taiwan, at the edge of the coastal plain. Although once a harbor, severe silting of the sea and the Lukang River have left it some distance form the shore. The climate is temperate to tropical; summers are hot with occasional thunderstorms, the spring and fall have moderate temperatures, and winters are cool. From September to the following March strong northeasterly monsoons blow in large amounts of sand and dust, forming what is known locally as the "September winds". Traditional Architecture The most fascinating aspect of Lukang is a number of ancient streets and lanes lined with old houses. The most unique of these are deep, narrow-fronted buildings that serve as stores and residences; this type of sky-lighted structure, however, can be seen today only at the Yuan Chang Shop on Chungshan Road, along Old Market Street, and at the Lukang Folk Arts Museum. Others, the half-old, the half-new shop residences along Chungshan road are products of the Japanese occupation period (1895-1945), when the front rooms of the buildings were dismantled because of a road-widening project and the modern arch-type facades were added. The old temples of Lukang, too, are veritable collections of art and masterpieces of architecture. They are well worth careful observation. Handicraft Shops on Chungshan Road carve palanquins for the gods. You can see how the chairs that transport the deities on their processions are made with meticulous woodworking techniques and carving skills. Shops that produce the religious images themselves continue to practice carving in the traditional Chuanchou style of Fuchien province. Makers of traditional wooden furniture still use the materials and exquisite handwork of former times to turn out sacrificial offering tables and other items. Other handicrafts produced on this street include fans, incense, tin sculptures, and ornamental lanterns, among other things. Old Market Street This Street is made up of the curved, red-tiled lanes of today's Putou, Yaolin, and Tayu streets. Both sides of the streets are lined with newly renovated old-style shop buildings that feature intensely interesting internal room layouts and old-style exteriors. Here you can feel some of the atmosphere of old Lukang.

/ezfiles/0/1000/img/1/arr_02.gifBagua Mountain Dafo Scenic Area

Historical Background: Big Buddha Parkland locates in Pa Kua Mountain in Changhua. It is tight to Changhua downtown. Black body Sakya Big Buddha statue is the special landmark and spirit representation of Changhua city. From Pa Kua Mountain going through the Big Buddha archway, walking along till the end of the way, there is Big Buddha sitting up straight in the wide place. Pa Kua Mountains Big Buddha is built in 1961. The whole body is curved with the ferroconcrete sculpture. From the lotus seat to the Buddhas whole body, the length is about 7.2 foot; the shoulder length is about 13 foot, and the length of the across chest is 44 foot. It was called the biggest Buddha in Asia in early years. Big Buddha is not only to supply visitors to join visiting, but also an important athletic place for the people in Changhua at usual. The aroma joining the Buddha footway of green view, it is a beautiful place that you can imagine. And the Lung pond rebuilds in front the big statue of Buddha. It is classic and beautiful especially overlook the streets of Changhua City at the corridor in front of the pond. There is a water dancing show in Lung pond at night. It provides a great new view for the visitors. Cultural Highlights: There are six sections divided in the inner part of the statue. The lowest part is the Buddhist sanctuary. The second to the fifth floor are all about Buddha lifetime marks. Gradually step up the stairs; right against to your face is the 32 Buddhist contributions contributed by the believers at two sides of corridor. It was named umerous statues Every floors design exhibits the lifetime of the Big Buddha. This is the place that Changhua County Government and the local scholar desiring established a temple with the Changhua Countys landmark and the representation of the spirit. Furthermore can supply the dwellers the psychical hopes, and also bring up the movement of the local tour development. Because the government of Changhua County is trying to re-built the whole area. There are combination of Buddhist footway, delicately pleasance area, clocking geyser fair show area, tour service center, restaurants, souvenir monopoly shop, multimedia audio-visual room, community culture exhibition and showing room and so on, providing the visitors more abundance service. Around the Big Buddha visiting area, there is a man-size static park layout. The finishing re-build part also includes natural biome garden area, athletic garden area, and visitor service center. All these make the Parkland more diversifying.


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