Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Sights to See: Taroko Gorge National Park, Hualien, Taiwan


The seaside town of Hualien on Taiwan’s East Coast is backed by mountains and known for producing mochi.  One of Taiwan’s most scenic spots is Taroko Gorge National Park.  This beautiful park is famous for its abundant supply of marble (it is nicknamed "The Marble Gorge").  A serene river runs through it, and spectacular scenery and trails abound, including the Eternal Spring Shrine/Changchun Shrine. This memorial temple is located just above Changchun Falls, which is reputed never to dry up. 

entrance stone at Taroko Gorge National Park in Hualien, Taiwan
entrance stone at Taroko Gorge National Park in Hualien, Taiwan

visitor center aboriginal house exhibit at Taroko Gorge National Park in Hualien, Taiwan
visitor center aboriginal house exhibit at Taroko Gorge National Park in Hualien, Taiwan

scenery outside visitor center at Taroko Gorge National Park in Hualien, Taiwan
scenery outside visitor center at Taroko Gorge National Park in Hualien, Taiwan

nature trail near visitor center at Taroko Gorge National Park in Hualien, Taiwan
nature trail near visitor center at Taroko Gorge National Park in Hualien, Taiwan

Eternal Spring Shrine/Changchun Shrine at Taroko Gorge National Park in Hualien, Taiwan
Eternal Spring Shrine/Changchun Shrine at Taroko Gorge National Park in Hualien, Taiwan





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images and video ©2016 Carole Terwilliger Meyers
 

7 comments:

  1. Taiwan has been on my bucket list for the food and amazing landscape, you definitely made an impact with this beautiful national park story.

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    1. Hope you get to see this beautiful park someday.

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  2. Hi Carole. Thx for this post. I haven't been to Taiwan, so this glimpse has definitely piqued my curiosity. Scenes from the park look quite dramatic!

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  3. Taroko Gorge National Park looks beautiful - very serene. I've not been to Taiwan but if I do get there, this park will be on my list of things to see.

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  4. Oh, so beautiful! Thank you for sharing your visit to Taroko Gorge National Park in Taiwan!

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  5. Haven't been to that part of the world so it is fun to read about another feature of Taiwan.

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  6. Taroko Gorge National Park looks like a beautiful respite from the big city.

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