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Shimen Reservoir is the biggest reservoir among
far eastern countries. The scenery of the lake and
mountains surrounding it is poetic and spectacular
all year round. It is also a good place to go on
holidays. Shimen Reservoir is connected to more
than ten outside tourist sites. There are bicycles
tracks and lake cruises. The reservoir has many
different functions such as generating power,
watering agricultural plants, preventing floods,
offering drinking water and sightseeing. The
most popular tourist sites in the area include the
dam, spillway, Plum Blossom Garden, Dais, lake
cruise wharf, Xi-zhou Park, Qi-lin Park, Qie-donglin
Park, Luan-shu-lin Park, Five Color Fountain,
and so on. Shimen reservoir is also a good place
to watch the maple leaves. In winter, people are
able to see the golden maple leaves everywhere.
The plum blossoms are always beautiful as well.
The white blossoms always catch people's eyes.
By the time spring comes, the peach blossoms,
cherry blossoms and azaleas seem like they are
having a beauty contest. Their beauty is appealing.
Whenever the rainy season comes, the spectacular
view of floodwater being released always attracts
Shi-men Reservoir bicycle track
Shimen Reservoir bicycle track is a 3 kilometer
long, private track surrounding the back pond
of Shimen reservoir. Enter the bicycle track from
the Da-ping Toll Station in the reservoir, and you
can find signs on the ground along the tracks to the
back pond. Since the track surrounds a lake with
splendid scenery, it often impresses people with the
image of green mountains and the soft breezes.
There are bicycle rental shops by the
reservoir. Tourists can rent bicycles there. If you
want to take a good look at the scenery around
the reservoir, it is suggested to go up the hill to
the lakeside highway. The beautiful mountain and
lake scenes are enjoyable to see. The dam, the
octagonal pavilion, and the maple paths are even
more appealing during the fall and winter seasons.
Seeing the golden leaves gently falling down from
the trees is absolutely beautiful.
About 550 meters in height, from
the mountain to the west of Shimen
Daba you can survey the beauty of
the Reservoir, street views of Longtan
and Daxi. Its convenient tracks are
mountain climbers' favorites and
popular trekking routes.
Shimen Fresh Fish
Jiaan W. Rd., Shiyifen, Longtan, after the completion of Shimen
Reservoir, has become famous due to fresh fish in the Reservoir
and excellent chefs in various restaurants that are exclusive to
Longtan Township, Taoyuan County
Opening hour: 11/01/2008 ~ 04/30/2009 08:00~17:00
Shimen reservoir administrative center / Tel: 0800-200233
I Shan cabinet service center / Tel: 03-4712104#168
Huan cui building / Tel: 03-4712000#101
Tourist bus NT$300、Small Vehicle NT$80、Motorcycle NT$30
Take National Expressway No.3 to the Daxi
Interchange. Change to Provincial Highway No. 3 and
pass the Wu-lin Bridge.
||Suggested visiting time is one hour.