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Address: No.27, Sec. 1, Chinan Rd., Shofeng Township, Hualien, Taiwan
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Nice Lake, but there are better things to do here.

This is a nice lake to bike around if you are not confident in your bike skills. The slopes are not that steep and the trail is very safe and paved. There are a lot of those... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We were on a private tour with a taxi and thought we might stop by the lake for a look since the Chinese name of the lake sounds fancy. It's just an unattractive lake. There's something about it that stop me from even thought about to walk around it. The lake is right off the main road with a lot... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I would like to bring your attention to the experience my wife, 12-year old son and myself experienced during our tour to Liyu Lake Hualien country on 14 to 21 September 2013. We were at “Li You Tan” – the biggest inland lake in Hualien on 16 Sept (Mon) at around 1pm and the 3 of us peddled a boat... More 

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This is a nice lake to bike around if you are not confident in your bike skills. The slopes are not that steep and the trail is very safe and paved. There are a lot of those little tiny mosquitoes that are very hard to see, so bring a bug spray or wear long pants. Another woman on the bus... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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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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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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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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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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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