921 Earthquake Lakes: Jiucaihu and Sezikeng

Jiuchaihu and Sezikeng (中文版: 韭菜湖和澀仔坑湖) are two lakes connected by a small stream in Nantou, Guoxing Township. Both lakes were formed when a large section of Jiufen 2nd mountain slid into the valley in 1999, creating a natural rock dam. The lakes are great for swimming in and are also popular for recreational fishing. Both lakes are very easy to get to, there is no hiking required. However, at the end of June 2016, "No swimming and fishing" signs were put up around the lakes.

Jiucaihu, the upper lake, covers 2.85 hectares.

  • Jiucaihu, March 3rd, 2016
  • Jiucaihu, March 3rd, 2016
  • Jiucaihu, March 3rd, 2016
  • Jiucaihu, March 3rd, 2016
  • Jiucaihu, March 3rd, 2016
  • Jiucaihu, March 3rd, 2016
  • Jiucaihu, March 3rd, 2016
  • Jiucaihu, March 3rd, 2016

Sezikeng, the lower lake, covers 5 hectares.

  • Sezikeng Lake, March 5th, 2016
  • Sezikeng Lake, March 5th, 2016
  • Sezikeng Lake, March 5th, 2016
  • Sezikeng Lake, March 5th, 2016
  • Sezikeng Lake, March 5th, 2016
  • Sezikeng Lake, March 5th, 2016

Around the park there are dozens of places to camp. The main road to Sezikeng is partially blocked by large stones, so wide cars have to park at Jiucaihu, or drive up through the lower road, which is easier in a 4WD vehicle. Motorcycles and narrower cars can drive in through the front.

  • 921 Earthquake Lakes, march 2016
  • 921 Earthquake Lakes, march 2016
  • 921 Earthquake Lakes, march 2016
  • 921 Earthquake Lakes, march 2016
  • 921 Earthquake Lakes, march 2016


Monuments and memorials for the 921 Jiji Earthquake and be found in the park around the surrounding areas.

There is also a hidden entrance to the backside of Sezikeng Lake at Sezikeng Lake Waterfall.

  • Sezikeng Lake,  September 1st, 2016
  • Sezikeng Lake,  September 1st, 2016
  • Sezikeng Lake,  September 1st, 2016
  • Sezikeng Lake,  September 1st, 2016
  • Sezikeng Lake,  September 1st, 2016
  • Sezikeng Lake,  September 1st, 2016
  • Sezikeng Lake,  September 1st, 2016
  • Sezikeng Lake,  September 1st, 2016
  • Sezikeng Lake,  September 1st, 2016
  • Sezikeng Lake,  September 1st, 2016
  • Sezikeng Lake,  September 1st, 2016
  • Sezikeng Lake,  September 1st, 2016

921 Earthquake Lakes: Jiucaihu and Sezikeng
Nantou County, Guoxing Township
九份二山堰塞湖~韭菜湖和澀仔坑湖
南投縣國姓鄉
GPS:
Parking: 23.94883, 120.85135
Jiucaihu Lake: 23.94841, 120.85056
Sezikeng Lake: 23.94887, 120.84749
Detailed Map: https://goo.gl/HZF5og

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The information on this page is for reference only. Your safety and following all the regulations in Taiwan are your own responsibility. For each outing, pay attention to the weather and do not go into the rivers after heavy rains or when there is a chance of heavy rain. Each person needs to prepare equipment and safety gear according to the conditions and their own abilities. Always look out for slippery surfaces, unstable ground, landslides and falling rocks. Be aware of the water depth, and be extra vigilant around fast flowing water. Be cautious you will have amazing adventures. Thank you for taking all your garbage out with you.