New Taipei City is the largest and most populous city in Taiwan. With its location so close to Taipei City, Keelung City and Taoyuan City, the city has a lot of interesting places and spectacular scenery.
In recent years, New Taipei City has also become more and more popular among the foreign community, from the sky lanterns in Pingxi to Jiufen, the inspiration for a scene from the “Spirited Away” animation.
In addition, there is also a stunning lake hidden in the beautiful region: the Shiding Thousand-Island Lake.
The name “Thousand-Island Lake” comes from its resemblance to the Thousand Island Lake in Hangzhou, China, and the spectacular beauty of this “Taiwan version” in Shiding is no less beautiful.
Thousand Island Lake is located in the upstream portion of the Feitsui Reservoir. The dreamy scenery became even more so after Taiwan drama “Gentle Mercy” was filmed in the nearby Bagua Tea Garden, making the Tan Yao Tea Garden an overnight sensation.
Under the blue sky and white clouds, the view from the highpoint of the mountain is like looking at an ink painting with hills stretching out in front of you and amongst the sea of clouds.
If you go up another road, you can also get a full view of a particularly-shaped island known as “Crocodile Island” which has become a popular attraction for Instagrammers in recent years.
石碇千島湖 | Shiding Thousand Island Lake
地址 | How to get there：新北市石碇區潭腰 | Tan Yao, Shiding District, New Taipei City