Today we are going to Sun Moon lake, also known as "Ri Yue Tan" in chinese. I never know about, not even saw the review or picture, what I know is that is located at the place 4 hours by bus from Taipei. After the 3 days having fun in the city, now it's time to make the life slow down, perhaps sit beside the lake, enjoy the view.
The easiest way to reach there is going to Guo Guang Ke Yun bus station, which located opposite the Taipei MRT station. This is the only bus service which provide express bus to Ri Yue Tan from Taipei. Unfortunately, we didn't reserve the tickets early, so, we fail to get into 10am bus to Ri Yue Tan, next bus will be 3pm, due to the journey taken about 4 hours, we scare to being too late to reach there, so, we need to find out another alternative.
There is not other bus company provide direct route to Ri Yue Tan, now, we need to go Tai Chung (Center of Taiwan) and exchange bus/Taxi to Ri Yue Tan. We walk to Taipei Main Station, it's just 10min walking distance.
Bus ticket counter look very tidy and formal.
Going TaiChung with UBus (TongLian KeYun) - 210NT$
我们选择了统联客运去台中 - 210台币
After 2 hours and 30 minute, we reached TaiChung.
Yi Zhong Lu (Yi Zhong Road), One of the focus point here.
Food and drink again, we having our lunch here.
Bus tickets to Ri Yue Tan, 300NT$ go and return from TaiChung.
Bus which fetch us to Ri Yue Tan.
It's take about 1 hour plus to reach Ri Yue Tan.
Bus stop in Ri Yue Tan.
Time table of voyage service at Ri Yue Tan.
Motel, low season 1200NT$ 1 night, 600NT$ Day use.
We need to walk about 15minute from Bus stop to our hotel due to we can't found any taxi here yet.
We stay at Jiao shi Hui Guan.
4 person room, 3888NT$.
The facilities is give me feel of relax. I like wood color.
Bath room, Toilet
The view from the room is very nice!
The room is facing the lake, Ri Yue Tan
There is a garden below.
Evening view of Ri Yue Tan
After worrying we might can't check in hotel in time, and worry we can't get into bus to come here, finally we had settle down, the mood become peace, we reach restaurant about 7pm after we bath and rest, service person feel we are so late to having dinner because people here ate their dinner on 5-6pm.
The hotel provide free dinner for us, 5 dishes and 1 soup.
Night view of Ri Yue Tam
At night, the atmosphere here was cold and wet, I go up the roof of hotel with a cup of coffee, see the view of lake, breath in the air on the top of the hotel. Due to my multi-purpose smartphone was spoil, I write down some travel detail on my notes book manually. At the lonely night, I wish heard about her.
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