Eternal Spring Shrine, Taroko National Park

Taroko National Park, Hualien, east coast of Taiwan

Taroko National Park near Hualien on the east coast of Taiwan is definitely worth a visit. I joined a group organised by Hualien Wow Hostel (press here for their details) and spent a day exploring the marble walled gorge with the Liwu River carving it’s way through.

Inside the gorge Eternal Spring Shrine Park was built to honour the hundreds of workmen who died building Highway 8 across the country from east the west. It also faces the East Gate archway, the entrance to the highway. During typhoon season water would be gushing down the hills and a fast rapid flowing river with dangerous currents shifting boulders along the way. You can make out on the hills how the water has eroded it’s pathways over thousands of years.

Eternal Spring Shrine, Taroko National Park was built in honour of all the workmen who died building Highway 8

Eternal Spring Shrine, Taroko National Park was built in honour of all the workmen who died building Highway 8

Our final stop after an exhausting, exhilarating day in Taroko National Park was Qixingtan on the edge of the Pacific.  One of our group insisted I had a photo taken. Well, between them they had taken hundreds of selfies at every opportunity. So here’s me sitting by the Qixingtan Cliff stone on that cold cold day.

Qisingtan cliffs in Taroko National Park

Qisingtan cliffs in Taroko National Park

The rest of the photos tell the day’s story:

2 thoughts on “Taroko National Park, Hualien, east coast of Taiwan

  1. Lieve Verlinden-Lee

    Great pictures!! Have you invested yet in a selfie stick??? Friends in China keep on telling me it is a must… So far I have resisted, but it is on my shopping list for ‘one day…’.

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    1. admin Post author

      Hi Lieve, no selfie stick, it would be another thing to carry and I’m always trying to reduce

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