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The Shuiwatou Nature Trail is 500 meters long, rising more than 60 meters. Its name means "water frog head," derived from the large number of frogs in the area. Besides the frogs, something else to look out for here is the Muller's barbet. This is one of the most plentiful and most beautiful birds in the Sun Moon Lake area. Its mating season is in April and May, and from then on you can hear its sharp call in the trees along the lakeshore.

The call sounds like the wooden temple drum that monks beat when they chant. Consequently, this bird also has the name of "colored monk." The trail passes through a rich environment, making it a good place for viewing butterflies, birds, and frogs. There is no observation platform at the end of trail, but being near the edge of the lake, it still offers a beautiful view. Here you can see a sculpture entitled "Nine Frog Acrobats," depicting frogs climbing, swimming, and jumping. While this is a favorite sight for tourists, it is now possible to see what real-life frogs really look like. If you want to view them, you need to come while the water level is low.

Open Hours

09:00-17:00

 

Travel Information

(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.)
Transportation:

Nat'l Hwy 1 → Exit at the Nantun Interchange → County Hwy 136 → Prov. Hwy 74 → Exit at the Kuaiguan Interchange → Nat'l Hwy 3 → Exit at the Wufeng System Interchange → Nat'l Hwy 6 → Exit at the Ailan Interchange → Prov. Hwy 14 → Prov. Hwy 21

Public:
  1. Take THSR (or TRA) to Taichung Station, transfer Sun Moon Lake Route 6670 to Sun Moon Lake stop and transfer Sun Moon Lake Tour Bus 6669 to Shuiwatou Hiking Trail stop.
  2. From Puli Bus Station, transfer Sun Moon Lake Route 6670 to Sun Moon Lake stop and transfer Sun Moon Lake Tour Bus 6669 to Shuiwatou Hiking Trail stop.
  3. Take TRA to Checheng Station, transfer Checheng Route 6671 to Sun Moon Lake stop and transfer Sun Moon Lake Tour Bus 6669 to Shuiwatou Hiking Trail stop.
  4. Take TRA to Shuili Station, transfer Yuanlin or Nantou Bus 6801 to Sun Moon Lake stop and transfer Sun Moon Lake Tour Bus 6669 to Shuiwatou Hiking Trail stop.

 

Accessible Transportation

Public:

  1. Take THSR (or TRA) to Taichung Station, transfer Sun Moon Lake Route 6670 (Some buses are low-floor) to Sun Moon Lake stop and transfer Sun Moon Lake Tour Bus 6669 (All buses are low-floor) to Shuiwatou Hiking Trail stop.
  2. From Puli Bus Station, transfer Sun Moon Lake Route 6670 (Some buses are low-floor) to Sun Moon Lake stop and transfer Sun Moon Lake Tour Bus 6669 (All buses are low-floor) to Shuiwatou Hiking Trail stop.
  3. Take TRA to Checheng Station, transfer Checheng Route 6671 (Please reserve low-floor buses in advance) to Sun Moon Lake stop and transfer Sun Moon Lake Tour Bus 6669 (All buses are low-floor) to Shuiwatou Hiking Trail stop.
  4. Take TRA to Shuili Station, transfer Yuanlin or Nantou Bus 6801 to Sun Moon Lake stop (Some buses are low-floor) and transfer Sun Moon Lake Tour Bus 6669 (All buses are low-floor) to Shuiwatou Hiking Trail stop.

 

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Last update time: 2023-01-12
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