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Hutoupi Reservoir Scenic Area

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Travel tips

Riding a bike around the reservoir is a pleasant way to enjoy the views.

May is the flower season of golden shower trees.

Hutoupi Reservoir is the first reservoir built in Taiwan.


Built in 1846, Hutoupi Reservoir was originally designed for irrigation and is now more than 170 years old. In 1939, it was transformed into a scenic area. The reservoir is also known as “little Sun Moon Lake” for its beautiful scenery. The breathtaking landscape here has made it a “back garden” that locals take pride in.
Looking down at Hutoupi Reservoir Scenic Area from High
There are many ways to enjoy Hutoupi Reservoir scenic area. You can ride a bike, cross the suspension bridge, or pedal a water bike. The expansive scenic area enables tourists to enjoy a nice relaxing trip. Free of bustling crowds and disturbance, you can enjoy the natural views here to your heart’s content.
Boating dock
The major recreational facilities of the scenic area are located along the 4 km-long road circling the reservoir: boat rental dock, camping site, water facility and more. Fun activities are held here all year round, such as meadow concert and marathon race. In the sweltering summer, Hutoupi Reservoir is a popular hideaway.
Tiger Moon Suspension Bridge

Opening Hours: Sunday:06:30 – 19:00
Monday:06:30 – 19:00
Tuesday:06:30 – 19:00
Wednesday:06:30 – 19:00
Thursday:06:30 – 19:00
Friday:06:30 – 19:00
Saturday:06:30 – 19:00
Admission charge: Hutoupi Reservoir ticket: Full ticket NT$80, Half ticket NT$40
Parking Fee: Coach NT$70, Vehicle NT$40, Motorbike NT$20, Bike NT$10
TEL: (06)5901325
Recommended length of visit 2~3 hours.
Services & Facilities
  • Visitor Center
  • Toilets
  • Parking
  • Selling
  • Trails
The ecology is rich at this reservoir, please be care for insects and bring insect repellent or wear long sleeve.
How to Get There
Choose a transportation method based on your departure location.
There are parking lots at Hutoupi Reservoir Scenic Area.
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