Updated on: August 7, 2017
Dapo lake 大坡池 is a freshwater swamp at the foot of Dapo mountain in Chishang township, Taitung. During its earlier days, Dapo Lake was known as Dabi and with the surface area of 55 hectares, it was a major source of edibles such as fishes, shrimps, lotuses and water chestnuts for the locals at Chishang.
Coupled with the award winning rice crops at Chishang, locals were able to produce delish rice dumplings for visiting travellers who drop by their area.
Dapo lake comes complete with cycling paths, pavilions, bird watching and fishing areas, instagram worthy mountain views and should you be lucky enough, you may be able to catch a glimpse of locals harvesting their crops at the huge green paddy fields beside the lake.
Experience the rural side of Taitung today!