The Beauty of Sun Moon Lake, the eastern part of the lake is round like the sun and the western side is shaped like a crescent moon, hence the name “Sun Moon Lake”. Its beauty is created by the combination of mountain and water scenery, and its 760-meter elevation helps give the impression of a Chinese landscape painting with mist-laden water and clearly defined levels of mountains. The constant changes of mists and moods on the lake make it impossible to comprehend in a single look, and thus, visitors like to linger here.
The beauty of the lake, from dawn to dusk and from spring and summer to autumn and winter, exudes an aura of enchantment regardless of whether it is bathed in sunlight or shrouded in mist. Consequently, viewers never tire of looking at it in admiration and amazement.
On Sun Moon Lake’s Lalu Peninsula, in Nantou County’s Yuchi Township near the center of Taiwan, is the island’s largest lake. In the past, the building served as Chiang Kai Shek’s travel accommodation. The Lalu’s architectural design centres on the themes of utmost simplification of Zen style and is constructed with four major building materials of wood, stone, glass and iron. Its unique “Ongoing Style” of architecture has impressed the public and has becomes a model imitated by restaurants, hotels and various personal and business establishments.
SUITES & VILLAS
When you arrive at The Lalu, there is no need to check in at the front counter. Instead, attendants will greet you and lead you to the sofas near the fireplace in the reception lobby and cordially provide towels, beverages and snacks to help you to cleanse away the fatigues of the travelling on the road. The upside-down L-shaped teak rain shade is everyone's first impression of The Lalu. The utmost in simple modern aesthetics and harmony, the grand and open entrance creates a relaxing atmosphere of style and leisure. All rooms are in Lakeview Suites and Countryard Pool Villas, with one or two bedrooms, plus Presidental Suite.
In the early morning the surface of the lake is covered by a thin veil of mist. When the sun rises over the mountains the obscuring mist lifts slowly to reveal the lake's true countenance, with its surface reflecting images of mountains and trees as chirping insects and singing birds lend their voices to the enchanted scene. At dusk the colors of the setting sun paint the lake a sparkling gold, transforming it into a crystal fairyland. As the curtain of night falls, the lights and reflections ripple with the waves and cooling evening breezes waft in, giving rise to fascinating illusions of spirits sprinkling fairy dust on the water.