It is also called Crescent Bay. It is at Hualien Shincheng county, Dahan village and the northern Hualien. It is in the east of Air Force Hualien Base. Connect to the Taroko national park, the east coast and the East Rift Valley National Scenic Area.
Though this is called lake, but it is a bay with gravel. In the early age, there were some lakes near here, but when1936 Japanese need to fill the lake, so they moved the origin residents in Chihsintan Beach to Crescent Bay. And those people called themselves as Crescent Bay people, so it was how the Crescent bay’s name from. Actually, Chihsintan is a part of pacific ocean, not a lake. It is said that when the weather is nice and clear, you can see the big Dipper, so in Chinese Chihsin means “seven stars”. Chihsintan was a small fishing village and the foundation of fishing industry. Due to the terrain and the weather, this place gathered all kinds of species of fishes.
Recently, this place is well developed for the tourism by the government. It has stome carving park, stargaze square, Guanri building, kid’s playground and the Gangbin bikeway. There is also a botanical garden, this place is full of plants and creatures, it has become a famous scenic spot.