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East District, Hsinchu City
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This lake has been opened for quite some time now and is part of a reservoir which stores water from the Yaker River. Although small in size, the lake is the oldest scenic spot in Hsinchu and fringed by centuries old temples amid lush greenery.

Qingcao Lake used to be a mini-sized lake hundreds of years ago, which was also used as a dam. After the end of the Japanese colonial period in Taiwan, the first magistrate of Hsinchu County ordered to reconstruct the dam, resulting in a 30 square kilometer area for storing water. It was the first large-scaled construction in Hsinchu since the establishment of the local government.

Although it has been one of the eight greatest scenic places in Taiwan, Qingcao Lake lost its irrigating function due to the sedimentation of soil. The sedimentation also affected the views. Fortunately, in the past few years the Hsinchu City Government has been continuously renovating the lake and restoring its original views.

The Hsinchu City Government is now actively constructing public facilities in coordination of the natural features of Qingcao Lake, including gardens, bridges, bird-observing track, lake-encircling track, and resting places. These features provide relaxing places to the visitors so they may truly appreciate the views.

Travel Information

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

Nat'l Hwy 3 → Exit at the Jiadong Interchange → County Hwy 117.


Take the THSR to Hsinchu Station, transfer to the bus.

Train & Bus:
Take the train to Hsinchu Railway Station,  continue by Hsinchu Bus (toward Sanfeng and Xincheng) to Qingcao Lake stop.


Area Information

Last update time: 2020-09-08
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