Liyu (Carp) Mountain Park
Thursday: Open 24 hours a day
Shaped like a carp,Liyu (carp) Mountain is an isolated 75-meter-high hill on Taitung Plain. Despite the insignificant altitude,it offers a great view overlooking downtown Taitung City. The thick woods make it the largest green space in the City. It is a popular place for morning exercise for locals,who stretch and do moves on welldeveloped trails at the back. At the foot of the hill,the Liyu Mountain Park,Dragon-Phoenix Temple,Dragon-Phoenix Pagoda,and the Martyrs' Shrine are attractions of this 22-hectare scenic area. The 8-story octagonal pagoda is a distinctive landmark of Liyu Mountain. Slat coffins and relics of the Neolithic Beinan Culture,discovered when the Pagoda was built,are displayed in the pagoda.
- Observation Deck
- Commentary briefing
Small hillIt is a small hill near the old train station. There are several platforms in the park, where you can enjoy nice views of the city. It is not hard to climb at all.
Hong Kong, China
Small hill poorly maintained with view of the cityA very small hill that is closed to Taitung Railway Art Village. It takes no more than 15 mins to climb up to the first view point where you could get a 360 degree view of the entire Taitung, but the view is not particularly impressive. I'd still recommend a quick visit but don't hold high hope.
Quick hike to see Taitung from a high pointI saw this on Google Maps when I stopped over at Taitung Old Train Station, I was cycling around Taitung. It took me a while to figure out that the entrance is behind the temple or pagoda. It's a really quick hike and you'll be rewarded by the view of Taitung... mountains on the left, ocean on the right. The sun was setting and I had the viewing platform for myself. A good place to stop and stare.
FantasticGreat views of Taitung. I went here on a Sunday afternoon and had the whole place to myself, very peaceful. Don't just go to the pagoda like someone else below said who was disappointed, if you only go on the pagoda you haven't been to Liyushan. The best views are on the mountain trail. It is very well paved and very easy to walk.
City centre parkWe visited Liyushan Park predominantly to climb the pagoda in order to get some 360 views of the city which we did (and which were excellent). There are paths which zigzag across the park to various viewing points but unfortunately the park itself felt a little bit neglected. We got the impression that the park is predominantly used by locals (rather than tourists).
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