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Spend the Day at Liyu Lake
Lying at the foot of Liyu Mountain, the serene Liyu Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Hualien County, and a popular weekend recreation spot for those seeking a respite from the city. One of the best things to do in Hualien, the name “Liyutan”, literally translates to “Carp Lake” and stories vary as to the origin of the name: Did the lake used to be filled with carp? Does Liyu Mountain look like a carp when viewed from the western shore of the lake? Is the entire lake the shape of a carp when viewed from the sky?! One thing is for sure, the beauty and tranquility of the lake is the reason so many travelers have stopped for a rest by its shores. Here we will outline some of the many wonderful things you can do on a day at the lake!