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Relaxing Day Out

I have been here a few times in the past but this time we looked at the dam and the power plant... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2018
ROCruiser
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California
Favourite day out for local people

Shimen Dam, to translate, is the Stone Gate Dam. I am often slightly puzzled about why the local... read more

Reviewed April 25, 2018
Jeffry B
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Melbourne, Australia
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27 Jul 2018
“Relaxing Day Out”
25 Apr 2018
“Favourite day out for local people”
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No.1 Huanhu Road, Fuxingli, Daxi, Taoyuan, Taiwan
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Reviewed March 27, 2017

One of the important dams in northern Taiwan, with an amazing landscape, boat trip etc., definitely worth to visit.

2  Thank Dennis_CKL
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

The travelling time from Chongli downtown to the Shimen reservoir was almost 45-50 minutes. On a sunny day in December we decided to walk up the observation deck of the reservoir - a scenic walk, images of hills and their reflection in the water just...More

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Reviewed July 27, 2018

I have been here a few times in the past but this time we looked at the dam and the power plant from the other side of the reservoir after our delightful lunch of 'huoyu' (live fish) in Longtan. There are bicyling and walking trails...More

Thank ROCruiser
Reviewed April 25, 2018

Shimen Dam, to translate, is the Stone Gate Dam. I am often slightly puzzled about why the local people are attracted to the Dam, because it i s not all that scenic and water appears to be quite dirty. I see the Dam just about...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed February 28, 2018

The place lack of management, overgrown weeds, overgrown lawn all over, the reservoir water seem dirty, and along the reservoir are overdeveloped with restaurants

Thank James C
Reviewed January 5, 2018

The Shimen Reservoir offers magnificent views at the Northern part of the island. This water catchment area serves and irrigates three communities, including Taipei city. Water will be released at certain height of the water level to a lower dam for purifying before treatment. It...More

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Reviewed November 17, 2017

Nice area. Name sounds like Sean Connery telling you what the bulge at the tip of a condom is. Best reservoir I saw while I was in Taiwan.

1  Thank Ky W
Reviewed March 27, 2017

One of the important dams in northern Taiwan, with an amazing landscape, boat trip etc., definitely worth to visit.

2  Thank Dennis_CKL
Reviewed February 18, 2017

We went on a misty and wet day. There were very few visitors. The water level of the reservoir was very low.

1  Thank ZhaoXiuMei
Reviewed January 9, 2017

Spent 8 yrars to be built and competed in 1964, major drinking water supply for Northern Taiwan. It is became one of the local tourist attraction through out the year, open 0800~1800 Fresh water fish is the local delicac

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Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

This is great place to bring friends who live in city centers. I visit this place 3 to 4 times a year to relax and walk with friends. This reservoir supplies water to Taoyuan city.

Thank Ting-Ting H
Reviewed October 28, 2016

The Shiman Shiuku (Stone Gate Dam) is one place in North Taiwan that a local friend with a car may take you to. If there has been little rain recenrly, it may be a trifle deficient in water. For the sake of internatonal relations, try...More

1  Thank Jeffry B
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December 12, 2016|
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Response from THOMAS S | Reviewed this property |
more about taoyuan's sight seeing spots --> link: travel.tycg.gov.tw/en-us
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Response from THOMAS S | Reviewed this property |
It usually takes about 40mins to an hour from the airport. But it really depends on here you will be staying tho. google map direction: goo.gl/maps/3SuAns1aWS12
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