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The Cheng Ching Lake—more beautiful than the famous West Lake (Xi Hu) in Hangzhou, China!

The Cheng Ching Lake, formerly known as the Da Bei Lake, is a top tourist destination with many features in Taiwan. Each year, more than a million visitors enjoy the beautiful mountain and lake scene. It covers a total area of 375 hectares, of which the lake occupies 103 hectares. The major scenic spots of the lake district, which surround the lakeside freeway, offer some of the most beautiful scenery in southern Taiwan. It is known as the “West Lake in Taiwan”, a tourist destination in the South that is even more scenic than West Lake in China. It is one of the best places for family outings, hiking and scenic activities.

Visitor Information
◎ Prices for entrance tickets: NT$100 for a full-priced ticket; NT$50 for a discount ticket; an additional NT$40 for sedan car entrance; and NT$30 for motorcycle entrance. For a group of more than 30 visitors, a 20% discount is given.
◎ Opening hours: 06:00 - 17:30 daily. (Free entrance before 06:00 daily)
◎ Directions: Turn left as you step out of the hotel. Keep walking/driving along the Yuanshan Rd. and turn left at Chengching Rd. Walk/drive on and you will see the entrance of Cheng Ching Lake. The trip takes 15 minutes by walk and 5 minutes by car.
◎ Bicycle rental: Bicycles are available for rent at the Chuan Hsi Jai Division of the China Youth Corps from 08:00~17:00 daily. The cost is NT$100 for the first hour and NT$60 from the second hour on.

In Depth Guide
The Cheng Ching Lake Scenic Area is a landmark that Niaosong Dist. is proud of. It is the largest natural-and-artificial lake park in southern Taiwan. It was originally named Dapi Lake, renamed Dabei Lake, and in 1963 changed its name to Cheng Ching Lake in hopes that the waters would remain clear forever. It is a tourist and recreation area that serves as a water source, scenic spot, and recreational destination. The serene beauty of the lake and mountains has drawn tireless visitors from all over the country and abroad.
The Cheng Ching Lake Scenic Area is known for “three bridges”, “six attractions”, and “eight scenes”. The three bridges refer to the Magpie Bridge, Jiuqu Bridge (fishing for the moon on curved bridge), and the suspension bridge (Fuguo Island). The six attractions refer to Liberty Pagoda, Fengyuange, Baihuagang, Fuguo Island, Qianshulin, and Genshang Platform. The eight scenes are the spring through plum branches, fishing for the moon on curved bridge, viewing lotuses from a willowed bank, gazing at the sea from a tall hill, hearing birds and beast calls from deep within the forest, the wonderful atmosphere of the lake, three pagodas, and the rushing of gold on Peng Island.
Aside from traditional sights, various other attractions have been constructed in the Cheng Ching Lake Scenic Area. Outside of the area, there is the Wetland Park and Kaohsiung City Baseball Stadium. Within the area are a tea making area, barbecue area, and freshwater aquarium. The most popular attraction of all is the Chengching Lake Aquarium Park, which was refurbished from a secret tunnel of the underground battle command center. Several hundred rare sea animals are exhibited here, adding a special charm to the Cheng Ching Lake Scenic Area.


Surrounding Scenic Spots

Kaohsiung City
Spring and Autumn Pavilion (Chun Chiu Ge), Confucius Temple, Lotus Lake (Lianchi Lake) and Old Town in Zhuoying District; Shou Shan Park, Chai Shan Park, Shou Shan Zoo and Martyr’s Shrine in Shoushan District; Chijin District, Love River; Xizhi Bay; Tuntex Sky Tower; Urban Spotlight; True Love Pier; Fishermen’s Pier; Kaohisung Port; Liuhe Night Market; Reifeng Night Market; Shinkuchan Shopping District; Blue Lagoon Water Park; Pier-2 Art District ; National Science and Technology Museum.
☆Tour Methods:
◎By public transportation: You may take a bus from the front gate of Cheng Ching Lake to various destinations, or have the hotel call a cab to take you to Weiwuying station on the orange line of the KRTCO.
◎By car: Please request a city tourism map at the information desk for directions.

Hakka Villages in Menong; Yellow Butterfly Valley; the Eighteen Luohan Mountain in Liugui Township; Butterfly Valley Scenic Area; rafting at Laonong River; Shanping Natural Area; Baolai Hot Spring Zone; Tengzhi Forest Amusement Park.
◎By car: The Grand Hotel Kaohsiung →Dingjin System Interchange→Freeway no.10→exit at end of Cishan→Taiwan Provincial Highway No. 28→Menong→Taiwan Provincial Highway No. 27 (A)→Liukuei→Taiwan Provincial Highway No. 27
◎By public transportation: Go to the Fengshan Bus Depot and take a bus to Menong

Maolin National Scenic Area
◎By car: The Grand Hotel Kaohsiung →Dingjin System Interchange→Freeway no.10→Lingkou Interchange and take Freeway no.3→Jiuru Interchange→Taiwan Provincial Highway No. 3→Taiwan Provincial Highway No. 22→Gaoshu→Taiwan Provincial Highway No. 27→Township highway No.132→Maolin
◎By public transportation: Take the train from Fengshan to Pingtung, then take a bus from the Pingtung Bus Company to DajinMaolin, Maolin National Scenic Area station.

Foguangshan Scenic Area
◎By car: The Grand Hotel Kaohsiung →Dingjin System Interchange→Freeway no.10 Yanchao Interchange→Taiwan Provincial Highway No. 22→Taiwan Provincial Highway No. 21→Foguangshan
◎By public transportation: Go to the Fengshan Bus Depot and take a bus to Cishan

Cishan Old Street, Cishan Sugar Factory, Jiaxian, Xi-an Mountain, Neimen Song Jiang Jhen Battle Array
◎By car: The Grand Hotel Kaohsiung →Dingjin System Interchange→Freeway no.10→exit at end of Cishan→Taiwan Provincial Highway No. 3→Cishan→Taiwan Provincial Highway No. 3 to Neimen, Taiwan Provincial Highway No. 21 to Jiaxian
◎By public transportation: Go to the Fengshan Bus Depot and take a bus to Cishan

Tianliao Moon World
◎By car: The Grand Hotel Kaohsiung →Jiuru Interchange→National Highway No. 1→exit Luzhu Interchange→Taiwan Provincial Highway No. 28→A-lien→Moon World


Pingtung County and City
Kenting National Park
◎By car: The Grand Hotel Kaohsiung →Jhongjheng Interchange→southbound National Highway No. 1→Taiwan Expressway No. 88→Freeway no.3→Linbian Interchange→Taiwan Provincial Highway No. 17→Shuidiliao→Taiwan Provincial Highway No. 1→Fenggang→Taiwan Provincial Highway No. 26→Checheng→Hengchun→Kenting Taiwan Provincial Highway No.1
◎By public transportation: Take bus no.60 to Kaohsiung Train Station, then take a bus from Jhong-Nan Bus to Kenting

Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area
◎By car: The Grand Hotel Kaohsiung →Jhongjheng Interchange→southbound National Highway No. 1→Xiaogang Interchange→Taiwan Provincial Highway No. 17→Donggang→Dapeng Bay
◎By public transportation: Take bus no.60 to Kaohsiung Train Station, then take the Taiwan Motor Transport Co. sea route bus to: Donggang, Fangliao, Hengchun, Taitung→Donggang (arrive at Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area)

Taiwan Indigenous People’s Culture Park (Sandimen)
◎By car: The Grand Hotel Kaohsiung → Dingjin System Interchange → Freeway no.10 →Lingkou Interchange→ Freeway no.3 →Changjhih Interchange→ Provincial highway no. 24
◎By public transportation: Take the train from Fengshan to Pingtung, then take a bus from the Pingtung Bus Company to the Taiwan Indigenous People’s Culture Park.
 

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  • Management goals
    •  Make sure the information system is in steady operations.
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  • The planning and management of Internet safety
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    •  A fire wall system is introduced to monitor the transmission of and access to data among nodes within and outside the hotel’s network.
    •  Experts on Internet safety are invited to detect network loopholes for the hotel.
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    •  A military zone and de-military zone are established in the hotel’s fire wall system, so as to protect users according to the services they use. E-services based within the hotel’s network are located in the military zone, while ultra-network services like the World Wide Web and eBAS are set in the de-military zone.
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    •  The system administrator is responsible for all issues related to Internet safety. S/he should also keep the system updated to refrain from various cyber attacks.
    •  If necessary, VPNs (virtual private networks) based of various safety levels should be established between the hotel and its corresponding institutions, so as to ensure safe data transmission.
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