Liyu Lake

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Liyu Lake
Taiwan 2009 HuaLien Carp Lake FRD 5321.jpg
Liyu Lake is located in Taiwan
Liyu Lake
Liyu Lake
LocationShoufeng, Hualien County, Taiwan
Coordinates23°55′43.5″N 121°30′35.6″E / 23.928750°N 121.509889°E / 23.928750; 121.509889Coordinates: 23°55′43.5″N 121°30′35.6″E / 23.928750°N 121.509889°E / 23.928750; 121.509889
Native name鯉魚潭  (Chinese)
Max. length1.6 kilometres (0.99 mi)
Max. width930 meters (3,050 ft)
Surface area104 hectares (260 acres)

The Liyu Lake or Carp Lake (Chinese: 鯉魚潭; pinyin: Lǐyú Tán) is a lake in Shoufeng Township, Hualien County, Taiwan.[1]


Liyu means carp in English where by the name, the lake has a lot of carps. The name itself originated from the Liyu Mountain beside the lake.[2]


The lake is about 1.6 km in length and 930 meters in width, making it the largest inland lake in Hualien County with a total area of 104 hectares.[3]


Mountain trail around Liyu Lake
Visitor Center at the Liyu Lake
Pedal boats, Liyu Lake
Liyu Lake

After the development of the lake into a scenic spot, the lake becomes the site of various recreational activities, such as light boat sailing, water sports, etc. It has single lane bicycle path around 5 km encircling the lake and footpaths for strolling along the shore. The Chinan National Forest Recreation Area (Chinese: 池南國家森林遊樂區) and Mukumugi (Chinese: 慕谷慕魚) surrounding the lake displays the old logging trains and the logging displays and aboriginal culture respectively. Every year in April, thousand of fireflies flash above the lake.[4]


The lake is accessible by bus towards Shoufeng from Hualien Station of Taiwan Railways.[5]

See also[edit]

  • Hualien County


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  2. ^ "Liyu Lake". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 2014-05-27.
  3. ^ "Attractions > Hot Spots > Hualien County > Liyu (Carp) Lake >". Retrieved 2014-05-27.
  4. ^ "Liyu Lake - 鯉魚潭 | roundTAIWANround". Retrieved 2014-05-27.
  5. ^ "Hualien Carp Lake (Liyutan) travel guide of hot destinations(旅遊王TravelKing)–Taiwan travel hotels,Hualien County tourism,Hualien Carp Lake (Liyutan)". Retrieved 2014-05-27.