As the Mid-Autumn Festival is around the corner, Tainan City Government recommends people to take a camping trip to the Hutoupi Scenic Area in Tainan and barbecue in its beautiful surroundings during the long holiday. The city government’s Tourism Bureau said camping has become a popular way to travel in Taiwan in recent years, and the Hutoupi campsite underwent an overhaul in 2009 to cater to the trend. The campgrounds are divided into three categories--wooden pallets, boarding houses and camping car spaces, and there are two big weather shelters on the campsite, the bureau said. Hutoupi Lake was ranked fourth by the Dailyview website in its list of Taiwan's top 10 campsites. Hutoupi, established in 1846 and nicknamed “Little Sun Moon Lake, was the first reservoir in Taiwan and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in southern Taiwan. The road around the lake is 4.8 kilometers in length. Walking paths that go around and traverse the lake are flanked by golden shower trees and acacia trees. The scenic area offers services such as barbecue, camping, accommodation, bicycles, boats, etc. The bureau said the scenic area administration will arrange booths to sell local fruits and drinks to travelers. After camping, the bureau recommends travelers to go to Erliao to watch sunrise early next morning.