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Taroko National Park
[Suggested Itinerary]
Day1 North Coast & Guanyinshan National Scenic Area 
Day2 Tri-Mountain National Scenic Area Administration 
Day3 Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area 
Day4 Alishan National Scenic Area 
Day5 Southwest Coast National Scenic Area 
Day6 Siraya National Scenic Area 
Day7 Maolin National Scenic Area 
Day8 Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area 
Day9 East Coast National Scenic Area -> East Rift Valley National Scenic Area 
Day10 Northeast and Yilan Coast National Scenic Area 
 
Taroko National Park

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

(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.) 

Tel+886-3-862-1100~6
AddressNo.291, Fushi, Fushi Village, Xiulin Township, Hualien Countygoogle map click open new windows
Longitude/Latitude  (121.622941,24.158146)
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Transportation

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

  1. Nat'l Hwy 1 → Zhanghua Interachange → Nat'l Hwy 3 → Wufeng Interchange → Nat'l Hwy 6 → Puli Interchange → Prov. Hwy 14 → Prov. Hwy 14A → Prov. Hwy 8
  2. Nat'l Hwy 5 → Exit at the Su-ao Interchange → Prov. Hwy 9 → Prov. Hwy 8
Public

Air:

  1. From Taipei International Airport fly to Hualien on TransAsia Airways.
  2. 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 Taroko National Park.
  2. Take a train to Hualien Railway Station, continue by Hualien Bus (New Hualien Station-Tianxiang Line) to Taroko Visitor Center stop.

 
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Last Update:2014-08-20 10:27:58