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Shimen Reservoir, Taoyuan

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Walk over the great dam at Shimen Reservoir for panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Head to the nearby park for cycling, walking, and picnics, or grab a bite at the Hakka restaurant offering highland cuisine. Bird-watchers should look out for the endemic Taiwan whistling thrush, Japanese white-eyes, light-vented bulbuls, and many other species (a museum in the vicinity exhibits descriptions and sightings of local birds). Dress warmly: the winds at this altitude can be harsh. Plan to visit Shimen Reservoir and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Taoyuan attractions using our Taoyuan road trip planning website .
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  • It's a very big place, the water library!! The traffic is also ordinary, oneself have the transportation is more convenient, otherwise is take the bus. The environment is very good, you can eat the local Tahiti name production cooked beans, but also very suitable for family hiking, close to nature is a great place.
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  • Apart from being the most important source of water for North Taiwan, the Stone Gate Water Library in the vicinity of its spacious park is suitable for an outing to play a good place, in addition to the environment is not wrong, there is a lot of space to facilitate the movement stretching muscles. If it's a great place to see Maple in the fall, even though it's popular in maple, it's a lot less fun to drive there, not to mention the car parking problems that drive there may all be a headache, although there is a problem with the stone Water Library, but the parking space is sufficient, If the season's advice is to come earlier, or it might save you from Taipei, it's really a good place to go. If you are going to drive the car, you can also go to the nearby Daxi Street, but it's not easy to stop the car if it's a holiday. After noon, it is difficult to find a place to stop the car, if there is a travel considerations, it will be more recommended to come from the old Street after noon, although the street is very congested but not too difficult to go, Because you're on the opposite side of the schedule, or maybe you can get a better tour quality, because the old street is not far from the water library, from the entrance and then out of the circle around the scope of the range, will not be charged separately, their car charge is 80 yuan. There is also a place to eat, not far from the visitor center, except for a more than a row of bean-drying shops, I can only see the crowd at dinner when we come back and only to see the people eating in the dining room during the meal, and if there is really no way to recommend it, if you have a friend who is going to spend half a day, Basically it's better to have a meal there, or else it won't come in again after the exit, and if you do, you'll have to charge it again. The stone gate is a huge range, with five parks in the back of the lake from the entrance. Like we were parked in Zhou Park, and then slowly walk to the song station and then walk to the stone gate near the loft to visit the mountain, and then walk back to Zhou Park to take the car, take a look under the dams dike in the water, if there's time, It is also possible to walk in the vicinity of the stone gate, but only if it is longer, if it is not good or has a friend of the youngest, it will be better to make a trip and move the car more easily. Although the Taiwan good line Cihu Line also has this point, but it will only be in the vicinity of the song station, and then leave this, go to Daxi Old Street or some other tourist attractions, but not a good one. Even if there is such a light bus, but this is not a lot of tourists from outside the country, even if there may be more than, if you do not want to drive a friend , then you can go to the 壢 station to buy a day of shopping tour, if the holiday can choose to visit the small country or Liu Fu and then continue to cihu this route, not to the park can also go to and Cihu, but not on weekdays, if you want to go with the two friends, it may be possible to plan their own travel routes.
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  • 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 cer...  more »

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