You still don’t know where to go for the long weekend, do you? If you want to be surrounded by beautiful nature and take Instagram-worthy pictures, then head on over to Taiwan’s top 8 lakes, for a relaxing and refreshing mini-vacation!
Situated in Xindian District, New Taipei city, Mengmeng Lake became a picture-perfect spot in the greater Taipei area. In the 1960s, Mengmeng valley was known as a dating spot for couples in Taipei. Since the dam was built, however, the valley has been filled with water, forming a lake.
17歲的少女之湖 – 松蘿湖｜Songluo Lake
Located in Datong Township, Yilan County, Songluo Lake, standing at 1,300 meters, is part of the Xueshan Range. Surrounded by the mountains, the lake with fog over the water seems like a shy 17-year-old teenage girl. That’s why the beautiful swampy lake is also known as the “17-year-old teenage girl.”
The trail length is 13 kilometers and the round trip takes about 7 hours. Most hikers would spend 2 days 1 night and camp by the beautiful lake.
散落的珍珠 – 加羅湖｜Chia-Lo Lake
Chia-Lo Lake, standing at 2,242 meters, is situated at the Central Mountain Range. The length of the trail is 17 kilometers. If you plan on visiting the lake, it’s better to spend two days one night on the trip.
Legend has it that when a fairy was dressing up, she accidentally broke her mirror, and mirrors pieces were spread all over mountains in Yilan as a result. The pieces formed a beautiful high-mountain lake.
如夢似幻的湖泊 – 夢湖｜Meng Lake
Meng lake in Xizhi District, New Taipei City is one of the most Instagrammable spots in Taipei. Meng lake, standing at 325 meters above the sea level, often gets foggy in the winter afternoon, creating a dream-like landscape.
You can stroll around the lake and go for the hiking trail beside the lake. The round trail takes about 80 minutes to hike.