Most people think of Taiwan as that mostly-Chinese country that makes a lot of electronic goods. Travelers may also know about the night markets, historical landmarks in Tainan, and possibly the beautiful east coast. But similar to America, people have lived on this land for quite some time, and the history of those cultures can be found in Taiwan's mountains. Just head to the amusement park.
We'll go back inside in a while, but first, head to the left-hand side of the park.
By mid-afternoon, all three of my camera batteries were basically dead from shooting the villages and I was tired and uninspired to ride anything else again, so I managed to catch an earlier bus back to town.
Formosan Aboriginal Cultural Village is located very near Sun Moon Lake, and as such it is kind of accessible from the lake. However, I recommend getting there by bus from Taichung. It takes a little while and buses are somewhat infrequent but they are timed conveniently around the park's opening hours. Information about the park can be found on their English website - admission is less than NT$800. The park itself is open from about 9-5 daily but a few attractions have shorter hours or close for a lunch break in the middle of the day.