Aside from the main attractions in Nantou County (Sun Moon Lake and around it, Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village) my mother and I also shortly visited two strange attractions we saw on the way. The first one is the Charcoal Doctor, a small museum that leads you towards the souvenir shop at the end all built around the alleged good qualities of coal.
They do quite a few nice art pieces from coal as well (all up for sale, and not very cheap)
The friendly tour-guide was trying to show me how coal can be used to cleanup water and make even the dirtiest water drinkable. Demonstrations also included screen radiation shielding and electricity isolation.
Another tourist attraction which was surprisingly completely deserted is the Shuili Snake Kiln Ceramics Cultural Park (水里蛇窑) showing tourists the beauty of ceramics making.
The park includes what they claim is the world’s biggest vase, acknowledged by the Guinness World of Records.
If only it would be a bit more lively, it could be a really nice attraction. Perhaps on the weekends and public holidays.