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Three-day Tour of Hehuan Historic Trail/Zhuilu Historic Trail/Shakadang/Baiyang/Lushui Heliu Trail

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Tour route

Day1: Xincheng Church, Taroko Tribe Culture

Xincheng Church
Xincheng Church

Xincheng Church is founded in 1956 at the site where a Japanese shrine formerly was situated. Aesthetics of the overall architecture design have been considered the most outstanding in eastern Taiwan. Elongated windows are orderly placed on both sides of the boat-shaped church are inlaid with color glass, while vines grow over the stucco washing finished walls. Two varying religious beliefs are integrated due to fate of the history. Torii gate and stone lanterns from a Japanese shrine coexist and co-prosper alongside the cross and St. Mary of the church, exuding a serene energy of calm and peace.

Taroko National Park Visitor Center
Taroko National Park Visitor Center
The Taroko National Park has an area of 92,000 acres, it's a mountain-type national park surrounded by the mountains on three sides and next to the Pacific Ocean; Liwu River (Liwuxi) is flowing through the park, a connection between the mountain and the ocean. A series of connected mountains, high-altitude mountains, and deep valleys make up its most significant landscapes. 90% of the area is covered by mountains. The northern section of the Central Mountain range connecting with other mountains forms a unique and complete geographical landscape, including peaks of Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan), Black Qilai (Qilai Mountain), and, Mt. Zhongyangjian, which is one of the top 3 peaks in Taiwan, as well as Mt. Nanhu. Furthermore, there're other unique terrains, including cirque, valley, cliff, lifted river terrace, and meander core, etc.
Comparing with other mountain-type national parks, Taroko National Park is a more friendly national park. Climbing along the Central Cross-Island Highway, tourists can experience through the changing weather of 4 seasons ranging from subtropical zone to subarctic zone in one day. With the different altitudes, the changes in plant landscapes varying from broad-leaved forest, needle-leaved forest, to alpine tundra. Also, the animals, such as Taiwan Blue Magpie, Formosan Macaque, enrich the appearances of the ecological environment in the area.
Shakadang Trail
Buluowan is a double layered river steppe, with Mt. Da standing on its south, and Liwu River flowing on its north. It has abundant natural biological resources, which include varieties of tropical monsoon rainforest plants, and many animal species. The place is ideal for conducting natural observation activities.
The Buluowan Administration Station in Taroko National Park's Administration Center spent years cultivating the Formosan Wild Lily; now a sea of wild lilies bloom each year, from March to May. The lily fields near the Buluowan Tourist Center are a beautiful sight, which continually amaze and attract visitors.
Taroko Village Hotel

Day2: Zhuilu Historic Trail, Swallow Cave, Tunnel of Nine Turns

Swallow Cave
Zhuilu Historic Trail
Tunnel of Nine Turns

Day3: Baiyang Trail, Lushui Heliu Trail

Baiyang Trail
Baiyang Trail

Baiyang Trail was originally a construction pathway used by Taiwan Power Company, but today it has been turned into a flat and wide trail that is suitable for a weekend hike. After passing Baiyang Bridge, the Trail would lead the hikers to Baiyang Waterfall, which pours straight down from the cliff afar and meanders down to the lower-level waterfall, bringing forth a magnificent sight. Viewing from the observation deck, visitors would have a clear view looking up to the white silks of waterfall as they cascade down amidst the majestic mountains and present a breathtaking show.

Lushui Heliu Trail


Last update time: 2023-01-04
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