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Liyu (Carp) Lake

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No. 100, Huantan N. Rd., Chinan Vil., Shoufeng Township, Hualien County
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Accessible Toilets:8

Accessible Parking:8 for automobiles ,3 for motorcycles

Wheelchair Rentals:2


Liyu (Carp) Lake is located in Shoufeng Township, just south of Hualien. With an area of approximately 104 hectares, it is the largest lake in this region; its size caries somewhat, however, with the amount of rainfall. The lake is encircled by a four-kilometer road that can be walked in about an hour. Popular activities include camping, picnic, and rowing on the lake. When the weather is favorable paragliders take off from Mt. Liyu just to the east of the lake, adding splashes of color to the green mountain landscape.

The Liyu Lake used to have abundant carps and the area is 104 hectares. It is the largest inland freshwater lake in Hualien. In addition, the Liyu Lake is also famous for its beautiful scenery, attracting many tourists. However, due to the development of out-ring highways, the number of tourists has declined. Therefore, local people have endeavored to conserve the environment and set up resort hotels, hoping to revive tourism around the Liyu Lake.

The Liyu Lake is suitable for camping and picnicking. Surrounded by mountains, the Liyu Lake is tranquil and peaceful. Tourists can sail on boats to appreciate the beauty of nature. The tour track around the lake is 4 kilometers long and tourists can either walk or ride bicycles along the track. In addition, gliders are also available here with the guidance of professional trainers.

Open Hours

Visitor Center 08:30~17:30

Travel Information

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

Nat'l Hwy 5 → Exit at the Su'ao Interchange → Prov. Hwy 9 → Prov. Hwy 9C

  1. Take TRA to Hualien Station, transfer Hualien Route 303 to Liyu Lake Visitor Center stop.
  2. Take TRA to Hualien Station, transfer Hualien Bus 1139 (bound for Shoufong) to Liyu Lake stop.

Accessible Transportation


  1. Take TRA to Hualien Station, transfer Hualien Route 303 (Low) to Liyu Lake Visitor Center stop.
  2. Take TRA to Hualien Station, transfer Hualien Bus 1139 (bound for Shoufong) (some of buses are Low) to Liyu Lake stop.

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  • Exterior View Accessible Restroom

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Last update time: 2021-08-30
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