Attractions

Area in Taroko National Park

Taroko Gorge

This 18km marble-walled gorge has been a popular walking and hiking destination since the 1930s. The park puts out an excellent guide in the Trails of Taroko Gorge and Su-Hua Areas. Pick up a copy at the National Pa…
Area in Taroko National Park

Qingshui Cliffs

Towering coastal cliffs are a regular feature of Taiwan's east. The most spectacular examples, known as the Qingshui Cliffs, extend 21km from Chondge, just north of where the Liwu River enters the sea, to the town o…
Canyon in Taroko National Park

Golden Canyon

Sometimes called the Golden Grotto, the beautiful Golden Canyon in the middle and upper reaches of Erzhan South Creek features a series of waterfalls and chambers separated by deep aquamarine swimming pools. It's a …
Area in Taroko National Park

Swallow Grotto

Along this half-kilometre slice of the old highway (starting at Km178), the gorge twists and towers in one of its most colourful and narrow sections. It's a superb location for taking pictures. It's best to visit he…
Waterfall in Taroko National Park

Baiyang Waterfall

A trek to this high waterfall and back is 3.6km and takes about two hours to complete. The trail starts about 500m up the road from Tienhsiang. Look for the tunnel on the left; you have to go through this to get to …
Village in Taroko National Park

Plum Garden

The stars of the picturesque Plum Garden near the heart of Taroko National Park are the Chinese plum trees that famously form a sea of snow-white blossoms every winter. The best time to catch them in bloom is late D…
Bridge in Taroko National Park

Cimu Bridge

At about 1km east of Lüshui (綠水), Cimu Bridge (Bridge of Motherly Devotion) is an attractive red suspension bridge built by former President Chiang Jing-guo in memory of his mother, Lady Soong May-ling. Guarded at b…
Area in Taroko National Park

Bulowan

Meaning 'echo', Bulowan is a former Taroko mountain village divided into a lower park-like terrace (with a small exhibition area) and an upper-level resort. Come here to watch Taroko Gorge transform from steep marbl…
Memorial in Taroko National Park

Eternal Spring Shrine

Not far from the park administration centre, overlooking the Liwu River from a cliffside perch, sits this haunting shrine, dedicated to the 450 workers who lost their lives building the highway. A gushing spring tha…
Buddhist Temple in Taroko National Park

Hsiangte Temple

Just before Tienhsiang look for a suspension bridge leading to this temple on a ledge overlooking the gorge. The temple is named after the Buddhist monk who prayed for the safety of the workmen as they built the Cen…