Nothing beats the idea of welcoming a fresh start with nature! Embrace the new year by watching the first ray of sunrise with trees and the scenic view of Taiwan’s largest high mountain lake. Located between Mt. Taiping and Tayuan, the unspoiled beauty of Cueifong lake will give you a more laid back experience of welcoming the new year. Continue the day by taking a sumptuous lunch at Taipingshan National Forest Recreation, where you are surrounded by abundant ecological resources like Taiwan cypress, Taiwan hemlock, and Japanese cypress to name a few. A visit to the nearby Jiuzhize Hot Springs is optional but worth checking out. After bonding with nature the whole day, sprinkle your first-day-of-the-year experience with colorful and sweet cupcakes at Rden Cake Factory.