Nanheng Tianchi Lake

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Taoyuan District

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  • Zhongzhiguan Trail Zhongzhiguan Trail Observation Deck mountain vista Tianchi side shot Entrance to Evergreen Shrine Entrance Image of Evergreen Shrine Taking pictures of mountain scenery along the Tianchi section of the Southern Cross Island Highway Overlooking the mountain

    Nanheng Tianchi Lake

Located at approximately 135K of the South Cross-Island Highway, Tianchi Lake is a 2200 meter latitude lake behind Changqing (Evergreen) Temple. Approximately 2 meters in depth, its water never runs dry. It is also nicknamed “Heart Lake” due to its heart-shaped formation. It is also called the Lake of the Mountain due to its altitude. Constantly enclosed by clouds and mist, this sacred-looking lake in the sky is clear and green and reflects the greenery all around on its glassy surface.

Visitors are recommended to stay for 3 hours here, but those who enter must leave before 15:00 since some of the roads are still under access control.

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HikingMt. climbing


Taoyuan Dist., Kaohsiung City



  • Longitude/Latitude:120.91490/23.27771
  • Nanheng Tianchi Lake
    4.4 4stars 4865 reviews
    Sunny Muguet
    4stars 6 months ago

    Date of visit : 19 Feb 2023 Time : 12 pm We finally reached here after a 2 hr gradual climbing walk from the ZhongZhiGuan car park. To get to Tianchi one still needs some courage as one has to descend a flight of steps. Same for the temple. At 2280m the view is good. We had a short picnic lunch here.

    4stars 9 months ago

    Nice trek up and beautiful scenery. Can see Mt. YuShan

    Ace Hu
    5stars 2 months ago

    Not suitable for those with weak knees. The supposed pool up top was quite murky... Though the view from other platforms along the way up was amazing!

    Ken H
    5stars 2 years ago

    Nice mountain view; it has restricted time to access, so watch out for the regulation to avoid ticket

    Caonabo Cruz
    5stars 2 years ago

    Amazing place, beautiful and calm. I recommend this place if you're riding motorcycle, the road is nice and fun.

    Last Update:2022-07-14

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