Category Archives: Taroko National Park

Top 17 Places Visited in Taiwan (v 1.0)

Have you been in Taiwan? Do you have top list during your trip in the said country? Here are the top places that I visited during my first trip in Taiwan. What are yours? Top 1 – Taroko National Park During the first visit in Taiwan, my favorite place that I fall in love with is Taroko National Park. The mountains

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3 Days – Taiwan Experimental Travel Itinerary

The first time I traveled in Taiwan, my itinerary was not really planned. I called it as experimental travel because it’s the first country that I visited using a visa exempt policy. So, in nature, there is possibility that my entry will be denied if there is something wrong how I understand Taiwan’s policy regarding visa-exempt. But I was thankful

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Taroko National Park (Part 2) : From Tunnel of Nine Turns to Tien-Hsiang to Eternal Spring Shrine

Tunnel of Nine Turns We came back to the bus and continued our journey in Taroko Gorge. And we drove towards the Tunnel of Nine Turns. Here, I had a chance to see the scenery inside the bus. The Jiuqudong (Tunnel of Nine Turns) was constructed in 1996, so that the visitors can view the rock folds, joints and faults of

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Taroko National Park (Part 1) : From East Gate to Shakadang Trail to Swallow Grotto

In my 3 days in Taiwan, I took a day tour during my 3rd and last day as my final adventure in the said country. I know that I haven’t seen much yet of the city but I wanted to see a national park during my visit in Taiwan and with that same reason, I booked Taroko Gorge day tour

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Life Of Others : Tien-Hsiang Monkey

Life Of Others (Post#10) : Tien-Hsiang Monkey One of the things to see while walking around Tien-Hsiang Village is to see monkey astray in the ground. The monkey that I saw was near the local store just beside the river and its own location was a great viewpoint for a wonderful scenery with the background of bridges and temple at

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Featuring Our World : Eternal Spring Shrine (Changchun Shrine)

Featuring Our World (Post#6) : Eternal Spring Shrine (Changchun Shrine) The last stop we did while touring Taroko Gorge National Park was Eternal Spring Shrine or Changchun Shrine. An ancestral shrine of Eternal, Long or Spring. One of the picturesque point in the park. The architectural style of the shrine was after famous Tang Dynasty Temple. It commemorates the memory

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Picture Frame : Shakadang Stream

Picture Frame (Post#5) : Shakadang Stream When I walked a part of Shakadang Trail, I never expected such an amazing crystal like water stream that flows to Shakadang River. It’s one of the reason why my walk continued to be farther and farther that I almost compromised the tour and resulted of my being 10 minutes late to return to

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Name Of The Place : Shakadang Trail

Name Of The Place (Post#31) : Shakadang Trail One of  the unexpected walking trail that I got a chance to walk accidentally was Shakadang / 砂卡噹 / 砂卡礑 / Shākǎdàng Trail. And I loved this trail because of the scenic spots to appreciate within Shakadang Stream or Shakadang River along the walking trail. These photos are part of Taiwan Experimental Travel

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View At My Window : Taroko Gorge’s Indian Chief Rock

View At My Window (Post#25) : Taroko Gorge’s Indian Chief Rock The famous “Indian Chief” rock formation that I wasn’t able to recognized at first is visible as you look towards the other side of Liwu River. Its whole human head in profile at the right side, as you imagine while looking at it, where you will find its nose,

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Something To Look At : Jinheng Bridge

Something To Look At (Post#7) : Jinheng Bridge When I reached Jinheng Park (Jinhang Park) at Taroko Gorge National Park after following the walk of Swallow Grotto Trail. One of the things that I learned in the area is that the bridge itself has its own story. Its former name was Bailong Bridge and named after Chief Engineer Jin Heng

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Discovery : Swallow Grotto (Yanzikou)

Discovery (Post#24) : Swallow Grotto (Yanzikou) The name “Swallow Grotto” was after the swallows that are often seen in the area showing off their superb high-speed flying skills in the gorge. The specific kind of swallow that commonly found here is Pacific Swallows (Hirundo Tahitica). The marble cliffs that viewable in grotto has potholes created due long-term erosion made by Liwu River

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Name Of The Place : Taroko National Park East Entrance Arch Gate

Name Of The Place (Post#30) : Taroko National Park East Entrance Arch Gate Or simply called as Taroko East Gate. The name in simplified, traditional and pinyin romanization are 東西橫貫公路牌坊 , 东西横贯公路牌坊 , Dōngxī Héngguàn Gōnglù Páifāng respectively. The arch gate was the entrance we used to enter Taroko National Park. We stopped here a bit to get our chance to

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