Monday, March 17, 2014
Sun Moon Lake - TAIWAN (R.O.C.)
After so long time without receiving a card from Taiwan I get two official from that wonderful island spaced only by a couple of days, one last week and the other today with a beautiful photo of a sunset on the Sun Moon Lake (another example that explains the name "Formosa"). Thank you Roxanne, I liked your card and I really loved your message (you must visit Portugal one day, we have lots of medieval castles and maybe we can look for your ancestral portuguese roots). This postcard took 17 days to arrive!
Sun Moon Lake is the largest body of water in Taiwan as well as a tourist attraction. The east side of the lake resembles a sun while the west side resembles a moon, hence the name. Situated in Yuchi, Nantou, the area around the Sun Moon Lake is home to the Thao tribe, one of aboriginal tribes in Taiwan. Sun Moon Lake surrounds a tiny island called Lalu. While swimming in Sun Moon Lake is usually not permitted, there is an annual 3-km race called the Swimming Carnival of Sun Moon Lake held around the Mid-Autumn Festival each year.