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Taroko National Park

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Taroko became a national park in 1986, including Hualien County, Nantou County and Taichung City. Taroko is famous for its spectacular mountains and marble canyons. Cliffs and canyons stretch along Liwu River. Four million years ago, the island of Taiwan was formed by the collision of plates. After millions of years of wind erosion, the marble rocks were exposed and cut by Liwu River, creating impressive grand canyons. From Qingshui to Nanhu Peak, the drop height is 3,742 meters. Such special geography has also bred special flora and fauna in this area.

The waterfalls characterized Taroko National Park and the most famous ones are Baiyang Waterfall, Yindai Waterfall, Changchun Waterfall, and Lushui Waterfall. Swallow Grotto (Yanzikou) and Tunnel of Nine Turns (Jiuqudong) are the most impressive natural scenes in Taroko and the canyons here are the narrowest. Tourists can appreciate the natural beauty along the tour track. Swallows nest on the cliff, chirping and flying back forth. The Taroko monumental is designed in Chinese style and Changchun Temple is to remember those who sacrificed their lives for building the central highway.

Travel Information

(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.)
TEL:
+886-3-862-1100~6
Address:
Heping District, Taichung City
Longitude/Latitude:
121.4166667/24.3172222
Web:
Taroko National Park Links
Transportation:

1. Nat'l Hwy 1 →Exit at Changhua System Interchange → Nat'l Hwy 3 →Exit at Wufeng System Interchange → Nat'l Hwy 6 → Exit at the Puli End Interchange → Prov. Hwy 14 → Prov. Hwy 14A → Prov. Hwy 8

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

Public:

1.Take a train to TRA Hualien Station, and transfer to the Hualien Bus (bound for Taroko or Tianxiang) to Taroko.

2.Take a train to TRA Taichung Station, then switch to the Fengyuan Bus (bound for Lishan) to Lishan.  From Lishan, take Hualien Bus (bound for Hualien Railway Station) to Taroko.

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