Lalu Island

Local name拉魯島
LocationYuchi, Nantou, Taiwan

Lalu Island is a small island in Sun Moon Lake, Yuchi Township, Nantou County, Taiwan. The island used to be much bigger, separating the lake into a part shaped like crescent moon and another part shaped like a round sun. When the island was still bigger, people lived on it; in fact, the locals called it "Pearl Mountain" ever since the Ch'ing dynasty. Under Japanese rule, the island was renamed "Jade Island", and in the 1930s, the Japanese built a dam that raised the water level in the lake and almost entirely flooded the island. After Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist Government moved to Taiwan in 1949, the island was renamed Kwanghwa Island. In 1999 the island shrank as portions sank during the 921 earthquake, which also destroyed a wedding pavilion constructed by the local government in 1978.

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Address Taiwan

Coordinates 23°51'20.77" N 120°54'40.571" E

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