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The area of Sun Moon Lake became Taiwan's
biggest producer of black tea during the period of
Japanese occupation (1895-1945), and the Tea Research
and Extension Station (Yuchih Branch) and Nong Lin Sun
Moon Lake Tea Plant, both situated beside the lake, were
born under that historical background. Their oldfashioned
aura and antique tea-processing machines, as
well as the tea fields that stretch over the mountain
slopes here, have witnessed the rise and decline of black
tea in Taiwan. The Assam tea that has been developed
here in more recent years has proven popular with
consumers-and you are sure to like it, too!
The Dayanseshui Community is one of the most
important producers of black tea at Sun Moon Lake.
Following the Sept. 21 earthquake the community recreated
itself as an ecological, tea, and pottery tourist
village with a pottery classroom, clay refining plant, and
traditional wood-fired kiln, as well as a number of homestay
facilities each with its special character.
The awesome natural beauty of Sun Moon Lake has
led to its renown as “Taiwan's Fairyland” and its status as
one of the island's most beloved landmarks. The clear
blue water of the lake gives it a picture-postcard quality.
Whatever the season, whether dawn or dusk, whether
from a boat or a car, or whether viewed from a mountain
trail-each gives a different aspect, a different feeling.
round-the-lake highway links all the major tourist sites
and proves a convenient way to experience the lake's
beauties to the fullest. Among the must-see places are
Lalu Islet, Wunwu Temple, Dehua Village, Syuanzang
Temple, Cihen Pagoda, Peacock Garden, and
Eight nature trails, some paved with wood or stone
and each with its own special character, have been
developed around the lake. Interpretive signs along the
trails give detailed descriptions of the ecology of each
location. A stroll along one of these trails offers sights
that change suddenly from lush forest to romantic lake,providing a surprise at every turning.