Video of our recent trip to Sun Moon Lake.
We did the lake and visited some places in the area, including Puli, Taomi, Yuchi, Mt. Maolan, Shuili, and Checheng.
We only ran into mainland China tourists at Shuishe and Xuanguang Temple (lots of them..., what a circus...). The two B&B we stayed at were good, one at Taomi and the other near Shuili. At Checheng we ran into lots of students on field trips, but I did like the town. Wouldn't want to go there on weekends and holidays, though, must get crowded easily. The two power stations north of Checheng are quite interesting, they sell popsicles at Daguan too.
From Checheng we took the country roads (131, 147) north. Not much to see, but never drove to Guoxing Township before, so wanted to check out the area. There are deer farms. I would chose that route if I was on a bike, instead of Hwy 21.
The King Garden is a tourist trap, but Liao Mayor Black Tea place at Yuchi is quite nice.