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Water Running Up

Donghe Township, Taiwan
+886 8 984 1520
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A Short Stopover

This place was not one of our intended sightseeing stops, but our host drove us to this place as a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Onn11
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Singapore, Singapore
Visual illusion

Just a visual illusion. Water is actually running down but due to surrounding landscaping, the... read more

Reviewed December 26, 2017
Don C
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 weeks ago
“A Short Stopover”
Dec 25, 2017
“Visual illusion ”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Donghe Township, Taiwan
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+886 8 984 1520
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was not one of our intended sightseeing stops, but our host drove us to this place as a quick stopover. We spent about 20 minutes at this point walking a short distance along the drain and then taking a rest break and buying...More

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Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

Just a visual illusion. Water is actually running down but due to surrounding landscaping, the water in the drain seems to be running up. Many people still don't get it after explaining......

Thank Don C
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Reviewed November 7, 2017

On a driving trip of the East Coast we were determined to stop and see anything that seemed worth a look. This is a funny little place - a tourist stop where all the buses pull in. It is maybe underwhelming, but there is the...More

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Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

Just like jeju island reverse road, it capitalise the illusion of slope to project the uphill image. Good to have a look and toilet break.

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Reviewed July 3, 2017

The place is easy to find since it is very clearly marked along the highway. It was unstunning and certainly nothing spectacular. The effort, particularly the maintenance and landscaping of the area is good.

Thank ykh_malaysia
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Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Water does really go up. However, there is not much more there, just few street vendors selling drinks and souvenirs. Also, nice view with the seaside in the background. Not worth driving all the way, but good as a stop en route.

Thank Elwis H
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Reviewed July 3, 2016

Seems to be a "must stop" for chinese tour buses. The attraction in itself if quite small and boring, so you have a car/scooter and it's on your way, why not. Else doesn't worth to move for it.

Thank matthieu l
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Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

A ditch with water running up hill.A few souvenir and food stalls.The day i went very little water in ditch so little to notice.Seems Chinese mainland tourists flock to this site.Anyhow if your driving by ,a 15 minute stop is sufficient.

Thank zalnikor
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Reviewed December 31, 2015

I agreed with another reviewer that it was also my first time to see a drainage ditches is offered as tourist point. But it is still fun to visit and have a nice walk along and up the slope. You will find it interesting in...More

Thank Hongkongboy55
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Reviewed August 14, 2015

We were biking from Hualien to Taitung and stopped here on our last day. There were signs for it for a while and it seemed like one of those hokey tourist traps you'd see on the highway in the states, but we were in Taiwan...More

Thank Rwc142014
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