The local Taiwanese authorities seen the potential for growth and tourism and then decided it to be opened to the public in 1960. The area boomed and began to develop it as a beautiful lake to visit all year round. Cheng Ching Lake is named for it's peaceful ambience Cheng Ching Lake is also known as the ‘West Lake of Taiwan’.
Attractions at Cheng Ching Lake
- Bridge of Nine Turns (built in the 60's, running 230 meters long with a width of 2.5 meters, and the bridge has nine turns)
- Fukuo Island
- Chungling Pagoda (see above - Moon-gazing Building
- Chunghsing Islet
- Thousand Tree Woodland
- Youth Activity Center (complete with youth hostel, a training field, shooting gallery, and a swimming pool)
- Three Pavilions
- Kaohsiung Golf and Country Club. (Open to the public is a fantastic 18-hole golf course right next to the lake)
-President Chiang’s Administration Building ( Which has a library that containing many historical documents. including a very popular document of the declaration of surrender by Japan after a prolonged conflict of eight years.