Huantan North Rd., Shoufong Township, Hualien County 974, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Less than twenty kilometers from Hualien City, Liyu Lake (鯉魚潭) is the largest lake in eastern Taiwan. Various activities can you enjoy in this area, such as a light-boat sailing on the lake or a bicycle tour encircling around the lake. You can also stroll along the lakeshore walkway, appreciating the flora and fauna there. The Liyu Lake Visitor Center is located at the north shore of the lake, exhibiting many educational materials related to Liyu Lake and East Rift Valley.
The name of lake origins from the Liyu Mountain beside the lake. Every year around April in the evening, thousands of fireflies flash above the lake, making the whole lake shimmer with light. Liyu Lake scenic area is suitable for all ages, especially for the whole family.
Another 2 spots called Mukumugi (慕谷慕魚) and Chihnan National Forest Recreation Area (池南國家森林遊樂區) are also worth a visit near Liyu Lake. The former features for the aboriginal culture and the latter exhibits lots of logging equipment. Visitors could combine these three lovely sites into the 1-Day tour itinerary while visiting Hualien.
1. Bike rental fee is around NTD 100~150/hour
2. Light Boat Sailing and Kayaking: rental fee is TWD300 for pedalos with maximal passenger of two.