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Taroko National Park

Taroko became a national park in 1986, including Hualien County, Nantou County and Taichung County. 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 Nan Lake (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:
+886-42-599-1195
Address:
Ren-ai Township, Nantou County
Longitude/Latitude:
121.287299/24.162201
Web:
http://www.taroko.gov.tw/English/
Transportation:

** The Central Cross-Island Highway (Guguan to Deji Section) is currently closed for repairs.
Nat'l Hwy 1 → Zhanghua System Interchange → Nat'l Hwy 3 → Wufeng System Interchange → Nat'l Hwy 6 → Puli Interchange → Prov. Hwy 14 → Prov. Hwy 14A → Prov. Hwy 8.

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

Public:

Train and Bus:
1. Take a train to Xincheng(Sincheng) Railway Station.
2. Take a train to the Xincheng (Sincheng) station, then switch to a taxi to Taroko National Park.
3. Take a train to Taichung Railway Station, transfer Fengyuan Bus(bound for Lishan) to Lishan stop and then transfer Hualain Bus(bound for Hualian New stop) to Taroko Service Center.