Chishingtan Beach when translated literally means “Seven Stars Lake” and is one of the few places in the East coast region of Taiwan where the scenery is almost magical. Contrary to its name, Chishingtan is actually a beach and not a lake, right on the north eastern side of Hualien City. The reason for the name is that it was taken from a nearby lake. During the Japanese occupation, troops filled the original lake up to make space for more land. Today, the former location of the lake is where the Hualien airport stands. To remember the lake, Chishingtan was named after it instead.
The Beach of Chishingtan is also known as the Crescent Moon Bay mostly because of the shape the beach possesses. Like many bay [Read more…]