Good for family with small children and older members. Lake is quite nice, with space and facilities for a nice family day trip.
This place is little far from hualin town., and to see the lake from all angle, its recommended to rent the bicycle. Its a 5Km route to circle the lake, and you can enjoy the view of lake in different angle. If you just reach this place via car, and planning to return, you might return great views of this... More
Staying at Monet Garden at Liyu Lake was a restful enjoyable experience. We were there during the firefly season so were able to experience an amazing display while walking around the lake in the evening. We also tried the paddle boats. (A warning to the inexperienced. Don't travel to the other side of the lake if you have head wind... More
We did not visit Sun Moon Lake, so Liyu Lake was its substitute. Rode on the boat and explored the lake. The view was mesmerizing (we went there at about 5pm) and the weather was good. However, we missed the firefly season according to the locals. If not it'd be good to stay until 7pm to catch the fireflies in... More
We visited the lake one rainy afternoon. It was a nice outlook and the cafe served hot drinks which went down well. It would be lovely when the sun is out and you can use the paddleboats.
Judging by the number of peacock and dragon paddle boats available for rent, this lake can be very crowded at times. Fortunately for me, I arrived on a rainy, misty weekday morning, so there were only a few people about, kayakers and wild birds at the far end of the lake in the ecological wetlands that has been restored. If... More
There are many little eateries along the lake. Famous eating is the the shrimp pancake. Delicious is the famous mango shake and the lake is a wonderful start to Taroko Gorge. The bus drivers we had were sensational and really great fun.
A row of shops opposite the liyu lake sell drunken live shrimps and fried shrimp cakes. You can try the drunken live shrimps if you dare. They practically drown the shrimps in strong chinese wine in a bowl and then cover the bowl with a little dish till the shrimps stop squiggling. Then you eat them.
I was pleasantly surprised by the sheer emptiness as a result of a dearth of crowds upon arrival at Liyu Lake. The numerous paddle boats are surely indicative of the potential for crowds, but thanks to a freak of nature that saw the roads between Hualien and Taipei made inaccessible, I was most fortunate to have it all to myself.... More
The lake is beautiful if you can find local people to tell you some legends of this lake. If not, the lake is ordinary. But you still can rent a boat or a duck to enjoy the lake landscape. If you prefer to relax in peaceful atmosphere, don't go on the weekend. There are a lot of restaurant or snake... More
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