Taiwan’s Nantou County is known for many things, but clearly the most important tourist attraction here is Sun Moon Lake. This highly photographed lake is responsible for drawing hordes of local and international tourists to Nantou. Sun Moon Lake is gorgeous for many reasons, and one of its unique features is that little island in the middle of the lake; that tiny island is Lalu Island. It is often referred to as “Island on the Water”.
Originally called “Lalu Island” by the local Thao tribal people, it was renamed Guanghua Island (or “Pearl Island”) by the Nantou County Government in 1946 and hoped to develop it as a tourist destination within the popular lake. It was named “Pearl Island” [Read more…]