Wenwu Temple is an important place of worship near the beautiful Sun Moon Lake. This picturesque lake that resembles the sun on one side and the crescent moon on the other is the perfect backdrop for meditation, prayer and worship. Found in Yuchi Township at the center of Nantou County, Sun Moon Lake is the most important landmark in Nantou; it is the largest and most tourist-friendly lake in all of Taiwan. Wenwu (Wunwu) Temple and Sun Moon Lake share an interesting history.
In 1931 during the Japanese Occupation of Taiwan, the Taipower Corporation transformed the lake into a hydrology generation center. A dam was built, and although the presence of a dam helped the local economy, it harmed the lake’s tourism and aesthetic [Read more…]