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Address: No.27, Sec. 1, Chinan Rd., Shofeng Township, Hualien, Taiwan
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Nice scenery

This is a lake surrounded by mountain, and if look from fat, the shape of the mountain look like a carp fish and thus the the lake is named after the carp fish in mandarin. You... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Though seeking some redeeming feature we drove to the south end of lake where on the south east corner there are some walking trails. They are forested and shady, well maintained (someone passed us with a leaf blower!) if a little slippy when wet. Some are quite steep in parts. So we did wile away a couple of happy hours... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
26 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is a lake surrounded by mountain, and if look from fat, the shape of the mountain look like a carp fish and thus the the lake is named after the carp fish in mandarin. You can rent a paddle boat or you can rent a boat with a guide. The fees range from NT$1500 to NT$2500, depending on the... More 

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Singapore
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

It was cold and rainy the day we were there, setting a really scenic mountain and lake mood for us. There's a boardwalk along the south side of the lake, where the boat rentals and shops are, that one can take a stroll along. We didn't rent a boat to go around the lake as it was raining but the... More 

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Got there late in afternoon so not much activity...lots of boats and canoes to rent...very pretty place, tried to cycle there but paths almost impossible to follow if you don't speak chinese.

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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Went out of our way to stop and take a look. Locals on paddleboats on the lake, picnics etc. Pleasant, but we probably could have spent our limited time better. Used the bathrooms.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Went all the way out here (30 minutes from Hualien) to do some biking. Basically you can ride around the lake on a paved bike path trying to avoid other bikers and pedestrians. Went here on a weekend so the crowds were probably bigger than normal. Beside the bike path and some nice views there really isn't much to do... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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84 reviews 84 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This place is boring unless you want to rent a paddle boat. There is a row of food stalls that you might want to try their live shrimp dishes. For us, we gave that a pass and sample some fried fritters. Go for the one nearest to the right as it was better than the one in the centre.

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Kuching
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Small and nothing much is offered unless you like to cycling round the lake side or ride the paddle boat.

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Singapore
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Went for a slow paddle boat ride (NTD200/pax) but honestly I didnt think it was anything amazing, just a lake. You could save money just by walking around it for a while or just sit along the sides then move on to other attractions.

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Singapore
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Just another lake. Nothing great about it other than paddle boats which. Are pretty fun for kids. It ain't cheap though despite unlimited duration. But then how long can u paddle the boats with your legs???

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