Saturday, January 28, 2012

Evening and Morning at Sun Moon Lake

We arrived at our first night's tour hotel, Fleur de Chine, in the late afternoon. It was one of the most amazing hotels I have ever stayed at. Each room has a private scenic veranda and a natural hot spring bathtub.
The fountain in the hotel's driveway changes colors at night.

Our room.

The view from our balcony.
Sun Moon Lake below and another hotel in the distance.

After exploring our room, it was just in time to watch the sunset at the hotel's many lookouts.

A stationary binocular is available for guests at the lookout.

The next day, we got up at the crack of dawn to explore the trail just below the hotel that takes walkers around the lake. The flat trail of wooden planks made for an easy hike.

Just watch out for the dangerous looking spiders such as this one lurking in the trees.

There were some boats by the lake's edge and they look either abandoned or used for hauling.

After walking a mile or so, the trail leads to the water-level of the lake where you can actually touch the water. In the foreground, those appear to be little islands with trees jutting out in the middle of the lake.
In the distance, you can make out the silhouette of Cih-en Pagoda on the top-right of the first mountain range. Can you see it?

- Karen


eileeninmd said...

Great post! The hotel looks just gorgeous. The bathtub and the balcony are a plus. The views are beautiful and I would love to take the walk around the lake. A wonderful place to stay and visit. Thanks for sharing.

Rick (Ratty) said...

That wooden walkway would be my favorite part of the whole thing.

colleen said...

VERY Beautiful. I especially love the photo of the spider.

betchai said...

not only you have a beautiful room, you have an amazing view, very inspiring!!!! and that picture of spider is awesome.

cocomino said...

What a beautiful place I want to stay for a long time.

geoffsteen said...

Great looking hotel, great views and great photos!

FilipBlog said...

Looks like a nice place to stay in. The tree in the middle of the walking path is super.


rainfield61 said...

You have a beautiful spider as a buddy in the early morning.

LifeRamblings said...

wow, the views are truly breathtaking and i particularly love the shot of the spider. beautiful bokeh.

Jeanne said...

Beautiful pictures and love how you have captured the beautiful lighting!

eastcoastlife said...

I like this hotel's spacious room!
I hope to visit Sun Moon Lake one day. It is breathtakingly beautiful!

lina said...

Awesome room and equally breathtaking view both from the room and while out and about. :)