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TEL:
+886-7-3700821
Address:
No. 32, Dapi Rd., Niaosong Dist., Kaohsiung City
Longitude/Latitude:
120.35380/22.660360
Web:
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Chengqing Lake is located in Kaohsiung City's Niaosong District. It is the largest lake in the Kaohsiung area, developed originally as a reservoir to meet the need for water for industrial use. Later on the lake was improved through environmental landscaping, until today it offers the beauty of a forested park. It was opened to the public as a tourist destination in 1960.

The surface of the lake has a water area of more than 300 hectares, and the highway that has been built around it stretches for a total of seven kilometers.
The tranquil beauty of the area has led it to be given the sobriquet, "West Lake of Taiwan." The best known of the lake's attractions is probably its Bridge of Nine Turns, which was built in 1960; it is 230 meters long and 2.5 meters wide, and does indeed have nine turns.

Under the hill is an aquarium that was originally built in 1961 as an anti-nuclear underground bunker. Its winding, 200-meter length was later remodeled into a tourist aquarium with exhibits of all sorts of oceanic organisms divided into eight display areas: special animals, treasures of the sea, shellfish, coral, strange rocks, and sperm whales. It is a place that is perfect for both entertainment and education.

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

Nat'l Hwy 1 → Exit at the Kaohsiung Interchange → Jiuru 1st Rd. → Chengqing Rd.

Public:
  1. Take TRA to Kaohsiung Station, transfer Kaohsiung City Bus Red 30 to Cheng Shiu University (Chengqing Lake) stop.
  2. Take TRA to Zhengyi Station, transfer Kaohsiung City Bus 70 to Cheng Shiu University (Chengqing Lake) stop.

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Last update time: 2021-07-26
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