Cien Pagoda ,Yuchi Township, Nantou County 555, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Sitting on the mountaintop at an altitude of 954 meters, Cien Pagoda was built in 1971 and dedicated to the loving mother of then-President Chiang Kai-shek. The pagoda itself is 46 meters high, making it 1,000 meters above sea level and the most obvious landmark in Sun Moon Lake. Besides, the south-facing Cien Pagoda is a proof that Chiang was a follower of feng shui, possibly a superstitious one. Many visitors reach this highest point of Sun Moon Lake to admire a panoramic view of its surroundings, especially at sunset. On top of the pagoda, they could even ring the bell to pray for blessings and mercy towards their loved ones.
With a total length of more than 700 meters, the scenic trail leading to Cien Pagoda is quite smooth and shady, making a very pleasant and refreshing hike. In April and May, the number of fireflies will reach its peak. These little dancing fireflies create a magical illusion in a completely natural setting of enchanted forests, which will surely be the experience of a lifetime in early spring. An abundance of plum trees can also be found all around Cien Pagoda. At the end of the year, myriads of visitors flood here to appreciate the wonder of plum blossoms and to experience how to make pickled plums themselves.