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Liugui Turtle King Rock

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Liouguei District

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    Liugui Turtle King Rock

The Great Tortoise Rock is a mountain rock that reminds people of a great tortoise asserting its dominance like a king. It sits on the bank of the Laonong River and is surrounded by Chinese pistache sprawling around.

Folklore has it that Liugui is the namesake of the six large rocks scattered in the Laonong River under the Liugui Bridge; the rocks looked like tortoises swimming in the river from afar, thus the name Liugui, meaning six tortoises in English. The biggest rock was then referred to as the Great Tortoise Rock by the locals, who set up a shrine worshipping the rock. Local people brought offerings like Bok choy and carrots every day to the Great Tortoise Rock, praying to the Great Tortoise for protection from floods. The Great Tortoise withstood Typhoon Morakot and continues to stand on the side of a detour along the riverbank, safeguarding residents in Liugui.

Visitors are recommended to stick around for 15 minutes, showing respect to the Great Tortoise and enjoying the scenery alongside the Laonong River. 

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Travel type

Sight seeingOutingHistorical sites

Address

Liugui Dist., Kaohsiung City

Tel

886-7-6871234

Traffic Information

National freeway 10 exit at Qishan interchange ─ Provincial Highway 28 from Qishan to Meinong ─ upon reaching Meinong, go in the direction toward Zhongtan ─ Provincial Highway 27 A- pass through the center of Liugui – Turtle King Rock is located beside the Laonong River detour.

  • Longitude/Latitude:120.63943/22.99319
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    Last Update:2023-10-25

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