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Liyu Lake Scenic Area

Liyu Lake is located at the foot of Liyu Mountain in Chinan Village, Shoufeng Township. It is named Liyu Lake because it is adjacent to Liyu Mountain to the east. Liyu Lake can be divided into the south and north of the lake. It is a popular scenic spot in Hualien, with a variety of recreational activities such as the lakeside trail and forest trail. During holidays, it is a good place for locals to go on picnics and outings. When the fireflies breed, dots of fluorescent light illuminate the dark Liyu Lake, attracting schools, families, and tourists to come here to participate in an ecological tour.

About 2 minutes' drive from Hualien Liyu Lake Camping Resort

Liyu Lake Ecological Tour
Best time to see fireflies: April to May. In addition to the many frogs (marsh frogs, Japanese tree frogs, Ladusi's frogs, Mo's tree frogs, Swinhoe's frogs, and small rain frogs) singing in harmony with each other at night in Liyu Lake, you will have the opportunity to see fireflies at night from March to November every year. April to May is the breeding season for black-winged fireflies. On a clear night, walking on the highway around the lake, you can always see dots of light flying all over the sky.

- Tips for watching fireflies-
1. Do not make any noise and catch or bring back any fireflies
2. Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants to prevent mosquito bites
3. The road around Lake Tai is dark, so you can bring a flashlight (wrap the light source with red cellophane), but please do not shine it directly on the fireflies.
4. Please do not use flash when taking photos, as this may affect the mating of fireflies.

Enjoy the beautiful scenery by hiking or cycling
Cycling around the lake: about 30 minutesHiking around the lake: about 1 to 1.5 hoursThere is a 5-kilometer bicycle path around Liyu Lake, allowing bikers to enjoy the pleasant scenery of the lake and mountains. There are also several forest trails on the 601-meter-high Liyu Mountain. Standing on the commanding heights of the observation deck, you can overlook the majestic Central Mountain Range, Qilai Mountain, and the Hualien-Taitung Longitudinal Valley. It is an excellent hiking route for enjoying a forest bath, watching birds, flowers, and enjoying the scenery.

Liyu Lake Scenic Area Visitor Center

Address: No. 100, Huantan North Road, Chinan Village, Shoufeng Township, Hualien County

Tel: 03-8641691

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