Mommy Growing up: The Pagoda

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Pagoda

Located up high on a mountain (Mt. Sha Ba Lan) and around the picturesque Sun Moon Lake (the only natural big lake in the country), the Cih-en Pagoda stands mightily at 46 meters high. It's an octagonal building with a total of 12 floors. The first three stories were neatly painted in snowy white while the upper 9 stories with golden red. This lovely tower was built  by Taiwan's former president Chiang Kai-Shek in 1971 in honor of his mother. Cih-en Pagoda overlooks the spectacular scenery of Sun Moon lake and the panoramic Lalu Island.

Three years ago, I and my friends rented two vans and traveled around central Taiwan. We invaded one of its  famous landmarks, the Cih-en Pagoda.

Hail the beautiful pagoda in a glorious weather! base is blindingly white!

More from the escapade...

Friends having fun! 

Two beautiful ladies and both my good friends on the topmost floor of the tower (left: Ms. Bolivia & right: Ms. Romania), enjoying the gorgeous mountains. 
On top of the world. Running out of breath after climbing the steep staircases, we were then greeted by the breathtaking views of the lake and the mountains. The gushing strong chilly wind further gave us the taste of an amazing top-of-the-world adventure lol.
The  group on our way to trek the 700 meter track towards the Pagoda and enjoying the refreshing sights of trees and flowers along the way.

Most of our friends on this photo already graduated and left Taiwan for their home countries. Those fun-filled days and good memories shared together are truly cherished! The beautiful Cih-en Pagoda (postcard perfect) will surely be missed too.


  1. Intriguing pagoda! A beautiful style and so tall! The white part is quite blinding!

  2. Wow, very cool..That is so beautiful..

    Visiting for WW!!! Hope you can visit mine too:)

  3. Yes that's a very cool place. I've been there early this year. So windy on top and the view of the lake is magnificent.

  4. very nice view, great pictures too :-) Thank you for sharing. Dropping some love for Wednesday Whites, hope that you can return the favor too.

  5. I hope to Visit Taiwan someday and see that beautiful pagoda as well :) Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Super FUN you guys!!!

    Thanks for visiting! Visiting back and following. :)

  7. Beautiful photos! Grabe, I super love the very first shot! Pang-postcard talaga! :)

    Late WW visit here! Hope you don't mind!

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  8. wow! very nice photos of you and friends! thanks for joining, Kat.. sorry for the late visit!


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