Shihmen Reservoir is reputed for its beautiful lake and mountain views all year round. Connected to over a dozen tourist attractions, the Reservoir offers green parks, bikeways, lake yachts, dam, spillway, wharf, Xizhou Park, Maple Park, Nanyuan Ecological Park, and so on.
Shihmen Reservoir is also a great place to admire the magnificent beauty of flowers and leaves. Fiery maple leaves and snow-white plum blossoms catch your eye in the wintertime. When spring comes, the peach, cherry and azalea bloom to compete for visitors’ attention with their captivating beauty. In the rainy season, Shihmen Dam will discharge its water, providing a spectacular view that attracts a great number of tourists.
Fresh Fish Cuisine is the specialty of the Shihmen Reservoir area. Every fresh fish restaurant has its own creative recipes and tourists can feast on the fresh fish prepared in nearly 200 different ways.
- Visitor Center
- Introductory Lecture
- Viewing Deck
- Bus Station
- Parking Lot
- Police Station
- Hiking Trail
Relaxing Day OutI have been here a few times in the past but this time we looked at the dam and the power plant from the other side of the reservoir after our delightful lunch of 'huoyu' (live fish) in Longtan. There are bicyling and walking trails all around this area and it's definitely quite scenic. One can easily spend a whole day exploring this area without even getting up to the top of the dam where most tourists are.
Favourite day out for local peopleShimen Dam, to translate, is the Stone Gate Dam. I am often slightly puzzled about why the local people are attracted to the Dam, because it i s not all that scenic and water appears to be quite dirty. I see the Dam just about every time I am in Taiwan,as my cousin lives fairly close to the Dam and takes me there for lunch. The dam supplies water to Taipei City.
Lack of managementThe place lack of management, overgrown weeds, overgrown lawn all over, the reservoir water seem dirty, and along the reservoir are overdeveloped with restaurants
Reservior with great viewThe Shimen Reservoir offers magnificent views at the Northern part of the island. This water catchment area serves and irrigates three communities, including Taipei city. Water will be released at certain height of the water level to a lower dam for purifying before treatment. It is quite an attraction for visitors.
Cool spot.Nice area. Name sounds like Sean Connery telling you what the bulge at the tip of a condom is. Best reservoir I saw while I was in Taiwan.
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