Hidden Gem in Taipei: Shiding Thousand Island Lake 石碇千島湖

Hidden Gem in Taipei: Shiding Thousand Island Lake 石碇千島湖

Taipei is usually known for shopping and rarely for sightseeing. Shiding Thousand Island Lake 石碇千島湖 is a hidden gem in Taipei and hardly known by tourist and even to some of the locals.

Shiding Thousand Island Lake 石碇千島湖 is located at Shiding District, New Taipei City. Visiting Shiding Thousand Island Lake 石碇千島湖 was the highlight of my taiwan trip.

Despite the bad weather, we still decide to go ahead with our plan to Shiding Thousand Island Lake 石碇千島湖. It was raining heavily, luckily we are still able to admire the serene landacape.

Shiding thousand island lake 石碇千島湖 New taipei

Shiding Thousand Island Lake 石碇千島湖

Due to the wet weather, there weren’t much vistor on that day so it wasn’t too crowded. An unique and extra romantic experience to admire such beauty under the rain and with misty clouds around the tiny islands.

I was still quite worried that there will be too much clouds covering up the scenery.

Shiding thousand island lake 石碇千島湖 New taipei

Here is a catchment area of Feitsui Reservior  翡翠水庫 and Beishi river which is the largest volume concrete dam in Taiwan. It has pure quality of water in cerulean blue water.

Shiding Thousand Island Lake 石碇千島湖

Shiding Thousand Island Lake 石碇千島湖

Loving the natural turiqouse colour of the lake, it’s so surreal. I believe Shiding thousand island lake 石碇千島湖 will look even more amazing during good weather.

At least, I didn’t had a wasteful trip. I’m already thankful for this view!

Bagua tea plantation 八卦茶園

Bagua tea plantation 八卦茶園

Bagua tea plantation 八卦茶園

Bagua tea plantation 八卦茶園 is just a stone away from the viewing deck. The terraced tea plantation field is really huge. The climate at shiding area makes it ideal for tea growing.

Found out something interesting while having a little chat with the tea planation worker. They do tea harvesting twice in a year. Now, they use a machine to help them in harvesting the tea faster. Tea harvesting will only be done on good weather as it is said that if they harvest during rainy days, the quality of the tea will turn bad.

Shiding Thousand Island Lake 石碇千島湖

Other possible hiking routes to get a better eagle eye view of Shiding Thousand Island Lake 石碇千島湖:

· 石碇千島湖觀景臺

· 八卦茶園徒步區

·永安景觀步道

As it was raining heavily, we sadly have to give these hiking routes a miss. Till the next time for a closer view of this beautiful place~

Bagua tea plantation 八卦茶園

Visiting Shiding Thousand Island Lake 石碇千島湖 is definitely worth the trip! A short getaway from the hustling city, the prefect place to destress and immerse in the greeny landscape.

As it is located at the highlands and the roads are steep. Taking public transportation to Shiding Thousand Island Lake 石碇千島湖 and Bagua tea plantation 八卦茶園 can be a little inconvenient.

If you are travelling in a group min 4 pax and above, you can hire a private driver. Altenatively, travelling solo or in small groups you can visit  Shiding Thousand Island Lake 石碇千島湖 by booking a half-day trip activities with klook~!  Inclusive of hotel transfer and English speaking guide will be provided.

Shiding Thousand Island Lake 石碇千島湖

Address: 223, Taiwan, New Taipei City, Shiding District

 

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