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Taroko Gorge Full-Day Tour from Taipei
"You'll be picked up from your Taipei hotel at 6am to travel by train to Hualien. This full-day guided tour will take you to the Taroko Gorge a 20-kilometer section of the highway that runs from Taroko to Tiansiang. The stunning gorge is famous for its marble cliffs deep winding tunnels and the Liwu River which flows through its craggy landscape. Travel through Swallows Grotto where the section of the highway runs through tunnels carved into the gorge. Continue through 38 different tunnels including the Tunnel of Nine Turns
From $149.00
 
Private Tour: Taroko Gorge Day Trip from Taipei
"Meet your private local guide upon pickup from your Taipei city hotel in the early morning. Depending on which option you select take the two-hour express train or drive for several hours to the town of Hualien by private air-conditioned vehicle – with stops for breaks and views along the way. Your guide will transfer you to Taroko Gorge Gateway to begin your private tour of this one of the most photographed scenes around the gorge where small temples were built to memorialize those who lost their lives in the construction of the central cross-island highway. Then stop for lunch at Leader Village Taroko a sublime mountain hideaway serving aboriginal-inspired dishes. Afterward travel with your private guide through Swallows Grotto a 12-mile (20-kilometer) section of the highway that runs through tunnels carved into the vertical sides of the gorge from Taroko to Tienhsiang. Drive through 38 tunnels
From $221.00
 
Amazing Taroko National Park Full-Day Tour
"Your tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Hualien City at 9:30 am. Before arriving at the Taroko National Park your guide will discuss itinerary details with you depending on the weather as well as your preference physical condition etc. Once the itinerary is determined we will start the tour when we reach the entrance of Taroko National Park. There are many trails and spots in Taroko National Park and your guide will show you some hidden spots that are rarely visited even by the locals. Popular attractions in T Jiuqudong (Tunnel of Nine Turns) Trail Yanzikou (Swallow Grotto) Trail
From $100.00

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No.18 Tian Hsyang Road, Shiou lin Village, Haualien County, Hualien, 970, Taiwan
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No.2 Yunghsing Road, Hualien City, Hualien, 970, Taiwan
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No.36 Kung Yuan Road, Hualien City, Hualien, 970, Taiwan
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Top Things to Do in Taroko Gorge

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Tianxiang

While at Tianxiang don't forget to take the Xiangde Temple trail and once at the top you will find this is an excellent place to take photographs of the Taroko Gorge below you or Tianxiang in the...
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Changchun Shrine

The Eternal Spring Shrine (or Changchun Shrine) means the "Ancestor Shrine of the eternal spring" and was built originally in 1958 to commemorate the 212 workers who died building the cross island...
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Visitor Information Centre

If you have read my previous tip you will know that i was stuck at the Visitor Information Center for longer than i wished so i spent some time watching a documentary about Taroko Gorge, titled...
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Lushui

If you are elderly or unfit perhaps you should consider hiking the Lushui trail which is 2 kms long and suitable to everyone. The Lushui trail is flat and was once part of the old cross Hehuan...
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Yanzikou

While walking through Yazikou (Swallows Grotto) notice the strange holes on the other side of the gorge. These are called leach holes and many have water flowing out of them, meaning they have an...
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Hiking

At the Visitor Information Center, the park headquarters are also located and to put you in the mood for a longer hike there are two short walks you can take. One is the lower walk which basically...
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Jinheng Bridge

Originally the bridge was called Bailong Bridge but it was renamed in the memory of engineer Jin Heng who died on 27th October 1957. The area was struck by an earthquake which caused rocks to fall and...
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Sculptures

Just at the back of the Visitor Information Center is rather an interesting sculpture called 'Birth of Earth" by artist Tsung Hui. The sculpture stands in the middle of a stone circle and is quite a...
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Top Warnings and Dangers in Taroko Gorge

Warnings and Dangers

Monkeys

Although i did not see any macaques on the Xiangde Temple trail, apparently visitors come into contact with them now and again. In that case the visitors should be aware that the monkeys are wild...
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Warnings and Dangers

Safety

No need to remind most of us but be careful and do not attempt to climb over the barriers at the side of the gorge. Be aware of falling rocks as people are injured every year . Helmets are available...
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Smoking areas

In most parts of Taroko Gorge smoking is prohibited with penalties of 10,000 NT$ but there are designated smoking areas for those who enjoy a cigarette now and again. These areas are clearly marked...
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Warnings and Dangers

Yazikou

Make sure that you read the warning signs before you pass through the tunnel at Yazikou (Swallow's Grotto). 1 Wear a safety hat which are available free at certain points in the gorge 2 Don't linger...
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kenmerk

"Taroko Gorge National Park"
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mim95

"The amazing landscape of Taroko Gorge"
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glazaro

"Taroko Gorge"
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"The Magnificent Gorge"
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