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TheBeautyOfSunMoonLake

By Kevin Mills,2014-06-04 20:35
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    The Beauty Of Sun Moon Lake--Sun Moon Lake, situated in Nantou County’s Yuchih Township, in the center of Taiwan, and is the island’s largest lake. It is a beautiful alpine lake, divided by the tiny Lalu Island; 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 crystalline, emerald green waters reflect the hills and mountains which rise on all sides. Natural beauty is enhanced by numerous cultural and historical sites. Well-known both at home and abroad, the Sun Moon Lake Scenic Area has exceptional potential for further growth and recognition as a prime tourism destination. 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 in admiration and amazement. 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 imaginings of fairy spirits sprinkling fairy dust on the water.(This article is from Tourism Bureau of Taiwan)

    台湾小吃snacks

    皮蛋豆腐 preserved egg & tofu

    烤乳豬 roast suckling pig

    紅燒肉 braised pork

    茄汁明蝦 prawns with tomato sauce

    蝦仁炒蛋 fried egg with shrimp

    蜜汁火腿 honeydew ham

    糖醋魚

    yellow fish with sweet and sour sauce

    珍珠奶茶 pearl milk tea

    刨冰 shaved ice

    臭豆腐 stinky tofu

    鐵蛋 iron eggs

    肉圓 steamed meatballs

    刈包 Taiwanese hamburger

    豬血糕 steamed rice cake with pig blood

春捲 spring rolls

    鍋貼 pot stickers

    小籠包 small steamed buns

    粽子 sticky rice dumplings

    蚵仔麵線 oyster with thin noodles

    糖醋黃魚

    yellow fish with sweet and sour sauce

    珍珠茶 pearl milk tea

    刨冰 shaved ice

    臭豆腐 stinky tofu

    The snack is prepared in various ways:fried, steamed, simmered in sweet soy sauce.stinky toufu lovers really enjoy its distinct flavor and odor.

    鐵蛋 iron eggs

    肉圓 steamed meatballs

    刈包 Taiwanese hamburger

    豬糕steamed rice cake with pig blood

    春捲 spring rolls

    鍋貼 pot stickers

    小籠包 small steamed buns

    sticky rice dumplings

    仔麵線 oyster with thin noodles

    烧仙草HOT GRASS JELLY?be added to drinks and shaved ice

    With toppings:tangyuan taro(芋烧)ball ,azuki beans(烧豆)?tapioca(木薯粉)

    BUBBLE TEA is originated from the spring teahouse in Taichung made from small tapioca balls that are cooked with black sugar syrup and put in the milk tea.The tapica balls apply a sweet, creamy, and chewy taste in the milk tea.

    烧肉烧 braised pork RICE

    海蛎煎 oyster omelet consisted an omelet primarily composed of oyster, vegetables, and starch. The starch is mixed in to the egg to give a thicker consistency. The dish is served with savory sauce on top of the omelet for an added flavour.

    花枝羹 thick SOUP

    台省烧介

    Taiwan ,also known, especially in the past, as Formosa (from Portuguese: Ilha Formosa, "Beautiful Island"), is an island of East Asia in the western Pacific Ocean and located off the southeastern coast of mainland China. The island forms over 99% of the current territory of the Republic of China (ROC)

    following the Chinese Civil War in 1950. Therefore, the name "Taiwan" has also become the pars pro toto common name for the ROC itself.

    Separated from the Asian continent by the 160 km (99 mi) wide Taiwan Strait,the main island of the group is 394 km (245 mi) long and 144 kilometres (89 mi) wide. To the northeast are the main islands of Japan and the East China Sea, and the southern end of the Ryukyu Islands of Japan is directly to the east; the Batanes Islands of the Philippines lie to its south across the Bashi Channel. The mountainous island spans the Tropic of Cancer and is covered by tropical and subtropical vegetation. Other minor islands and islets of the group include the Penghu Islands (Pescadores), Green Island, and Orchid Island, as well as the Diaoyutai Islands (Senkaku islands), which have been controlled by Japan since the 1970s.

    Taiwan was ceded to the Empire of Japan by the Qing Empire in the Treaty of Shimonoseki after the First Sino-Japanese War in 1895. In 1945 Taiwan was freed from Japan as a result of World War II. Four years later the ROC lost mainland China in the Chinese Civil War to the Communist Party of China and resettled its government to Taiwan. Taiwan composes the vast majority of the ROC's territory since 1950, and this is one of multiple reasons that the ROC is commonly known as "Taiwan". The political status of Taiwan is disputed because it is claimed by the People's Republic of China, which was established in 1949 by the communists on mainland China and considers itself the successor state to the ROC. In fact, since PRC's establishment, it never controlled any of the territories the ROC government currently governs. Japan had originally acquired Taiwan from the Qing Empire in 1895 under Article 2 of the Treaty of Shimonoseki. At the end of World War II, Japan renounced all claims to sovereignty over its former colonial possessions, including Taiwan and Penghu (Pescadores), but did not specify to whom Taiwan and Penghu should be assigned. This fact and subsequent handling of Taiwan's sovereignty by the Allies of World War II led to the complex and unresolved issues of the legal and political status of Taiwan.Taiwan's rapid economic growth in the decades after World War II has transformed it into an industrialized developed country and one of the Four Asian Tigers.This economic rise is known as the Taiwan Miracle. It is categorized as an advanced economy by the IMF and as a high-income economy by the World Bank. Its advanced technology industry plays a key role in the global economy. Taiwanese companies manufacture a large portion of the world's consumer electronics, although most of them are now made in their factories in mainland China.

    Culture

    The cultures of Taiwan are a hybrid blend of various sources, incorporating elements of traditional Chinese culture, attributable to the historical and

    ancestry origin of the majority of its current residents, Japanese culture, traditional Confucianist beliefs, and increasingly Western values.After their move to Taiwan, the Kuomintang imposed an official interpretation of traditional Chinese culture over Taiwanese cultures. The government launched a program promoting Chinese calligraphy, traditional Chinese painting, folk art, and Chinese opera.

    Since the Taiwan localization movement of the 1990s, Taiwan's cultural identity has enjoyed greater expression. Identity politics, along with the over one hundred years of political separation from mainland China, has led to distinct traditions in many areas, including cuisine and music.The status of Taiwanese culture is debated. It is disputed whether Taiwanese culture is a regional form of Chinese culture or a distinct culture. Speaking Taiwanese as a symbol of the localization movement has become an emblem of Taiwanese identity.

    One of Taiwan's greatest attractions is the National Palace Museum, which houses more than 650,000 pieces of Chinese bronze, jade, calligraphy, painting and porcelain, and is considered one of the greatest collection of Chinese art and objects in the world. The KMT moved this collection from the Forbidden City in Beijing in 1949 when it fled to Taiwan. The collection, estimated to be one-tenth of China's cultural treasures, is so extensive that only 1% is on display at any time. The PRC had said that the collection was stolen and that it legitimately belongs in China, but Taiwan has long defended its collection as a necessary act to protect the pieces from destruction, especially during the Cultural Revolution. Relations regarding this treasure have warmed recently as each side has agreed to lend relics to the other; Beijing Palace Museum Curator Zheng Xinmiao said that artifacts in both Chinese and Taiwanese museums are "China's cultural heritage jointly owned by people across the Taiwan Strait."

    Popular sports in Taiwan include basketball and baseball. Taiwan is also a major Asian country for Korfball. In 2008, Taiwan hosted the World Youth Korfball Championship and took the silver medal. In 2009, Taiwan's korfball team won a bronze medal at the World Game.

    International Community Radio Taipei is the most listened to International Radio Media in Taiwan.

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