Cheng ching Lake, formerly named Dabei Lake, is located in Niaosong Township in Kaohsiung County where i lived. It is the largest lake in Kaohsiung and one of the most popular tourist attractions in southern Taiwan. It was originally developed from wetlands into a reservoir to meet the need for water for industrial use. Later the lake focused on its landscaping and opened to the public as a tourist destination in 1960.According to my boss when Chiang kai shek was still alive he used to lived at cheng ching lake and no one is allowed to enter the place.There are many attractions within the lake. Two main attractions are the nine-cornered bridge and Jhongsing (Restoration) pagoda (i will try to get a decent photo of it next time)...... here are some of the views of the man-made lake...
the artificial bird made from kitchen utensils
click to view the artificial birds that i thought before was a real birds
a lake that supports the water need for industrial use
residential buildings on the other side of the lake