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Longtan Lake


Originally called Dapi and commonly known as “Dapo Lake”, Longtan was among the “Lanyang Twelve Scenic Wonders” due to its fascinating scenery. It is situated in the Longtan Village of Jiaosi Township covering a total ground area of 17 hectares and that made it the biggest of the five major lakes in Yilan. Strolling along the circular trail around the lake, the tourists will enjoy the beauty of nature such as colorful butterflies dancing around the green trees and water birds flying over the peaceful lake.

There are also several temples around the lake. Located on the mid-slope of the mountain, Longtan Temple, overlooking the lake from high above, provides serenity for its worshipers to practice Taoist rules. Huangti Temple that worships Huangti (the Yellow Emperor) is another renowned temple near Longtan Lake.


No.1, Huanhu Rd., Jiaoxi Township, Yilan County Taiwán, R.O.C
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  • Choonfong

    Johor Bahru, Malaysia

    Serene picturesque landscape

    4 2019-12

    Yilan Longtan Lake is set in a calm and quiet outskirt of Jiaoxi town where one can take a stroll enjoying the scenery and watching the carp and koi fish swim in the clear water. A few herons, ducks and swans also share the lake surrounded by greenery
  • andrew293913

    Taoyuan, Taiwan

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    Far from the madding crowds

    4 2017-08

    We had a very relaxing stroll around the whole lake.It was beautiful and it you go in the week;chances are that you will have the whole place to yourself,.But do not make the mistake we did;We went on a blistering hot summer day just after 2 o' clock,.Not a good idea.If you want to make the most of your experience, go early morning or better still, late afternoon.It is very beautiful ,rustic and you can even feed the fish.Ideal for photo lovers.Take your camera!
  • KSuardi

    Singapore, Singapore

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    Quiet and nice scenery

    4 2017-06

    this lake is nice and quiet with mountains in the background. lots of fishes in the lake and you can feed them with the food which you can buy from the machine.
  • Wisdom L

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    Friends getaway


    5 2016-07

    Scenic views of lake side which is accessible provincial roads. Only a 20 minute drive from the city center
  • milcah889

    Quezon City, Philippines

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    Friends getaway

    Relaxing Stroll along Longtan Lake

    4 2016-12

    A nice way to start the day in Yilan County would be to take a short stroll along Longtan Lake. Despite the fact that I was perhaps half-asleep while strolling (we had an early flight), you can't help but appreciate the relaxing view the lake afforded. The chilly weather, and the early sunlight made the stroll enjoyable.

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