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Changchun Temple Trail

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The starting point of this trail is the tunnel that leads from the highway to the Changchun Temple. This is definitely a trail for those who don't mind exerting themselves; for although it is not long, it is extremely steep. Those who suffer from vertigo should probably avoid this trail as well, for it has an intimidating bridge-crossing, and part of the trail also follows a mountain ridge, which falls away steeply on either side. Reaching the highest point of the trail takes about 25 minutes of walking along a path that zigzags up a steep slope. The highest point is marked by a bell tower. Most people make this their resting point, but the very best views can be obtained from a point about five minutes further along, where all the grandeur of the mountain peaks and billowing clouds is revealed. From this point on, the trail leads downhill, a welcome rest for weary legs.

About 20 minutes along the trail is the Dongtian Xianfu, a cave shrine carved into the rock. Visitors can dimly see a statue of Buddha and Buddhist murals in the semi-darkness of the cave. To the left is Taroko Tower, half-hidden in the wild grass. The trail then leads on to Changuang Temple. From here there is a road back to the Central Cross-Island Highway from where hikers can return to Changchun Temple.

Travel Information

(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.)
TEL:
+886-3-862-1405
Address:
Changchun Temple Trail, Xiulin Township, Hualien County
Longitude/Latitude:
121.6056060/24.15857945
Web:
Changchun Temple Trail Links
Transportation:

** The Central Cross-Island Highway (Guguan to Deji Section) is currently closed for repairs.

Nat'l Hwy 5 → Exit at the Su-ao Interchange → Prov. Hwy 9 → Prov. Hwy 8

Public:

Air:

  1. From Kaohsiung International Airport fly to Hualien on Mandarin Airlines.
    Hualien Airport

Train:

  1. Take a train to Xincheng Railway Station, continue by rental car to Baiyang Trail.
  2. Take a train to Hualien Railway Station, continue by Hualien Bus (New Hualien Station-Tianxiang Line) to Changchun Temple stop.
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