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Liyu (Carp) Lake

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Liyu(Carp) Pond is located in Shoufeng Township, just south of Hualian. 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 Pond used to have abundant carps and the area is 104 hectares. It is the largest inland freshwater lake in Hualien. In addition, the Liyu Pond 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 Pond.

The Liyu Pond is suitable for camping and picnicking. Surrounded by mountains, the Liyu Pond 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.

Travel Information

(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.)
No.100, Huantan N. Rd., Chinan Village, Shoufeng Township, Hualien County
Liyu (Carp) Lake Links

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



  1. From Kaohsiung International Airport fly to Hualien on Mandarin Airlines.
    Hualien Airport

Take a train to Hualien Railway Station, continue by Hualien Bus (toward Shoufeng) to Liyu Pond stop.

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