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Changchun, or Eternal Spring, was built to commemorate the workers who died building the Cross-Island Highway through Taroko Gorge. Named for the unceasing flow of water that issues forth from the spring, Changchun Shrine can be accessed via a swaying suspension bridge that takes visitors over the plunging, sheer heights of Taroko Gorge.
Clamber up trails that trace the imposing, jagged rocks of Taroko Gorge. With over seven trails crisscrossing the 18 kilometers (11 miles) of marble gorges, visitors will not lack for stunning views of Taroko’s natural charms. Perhaps the most daunting of these is the Jhuilu Old Trail, a path cut into sheer rock and less than a foot wide at some points.
First developed by the Japanese, suoxi, or river tracing, is a particularly popular activity during Taiwan’s humid, heavy summers. River tracing is a cross between hiking, swimming, and scrambling; in it, tracers, equipped with helmets, lifejackets, and hiking sandals, scramble, swim, and climb up river beds. A fantastic way to beat the heat of tropical Taiwan, river tracing is also an exciting, dynamic way to explore Taroko’s clear, unspoiled rivers.
A long, winding trail once known as Mystery Valley for its seclusion and obscurity, this path leads to a small, remote waterfall, where the waters of the Shakadang River drop into a blue-green pool, fringed by rocks, sand, and Taroko’s sheer cliffs. Here, visitors can swim and river-trace, or, if they wish, continue on the trail to two far-flung Aboriginal villages (permits are required).
The path to Shuilian, or Water Curtain Cave, is a well-known hiking trail. Visitors will make their way through dark, winding tunnels before appearing at a cave where water falls so densely that it forms a single, curtain-like cascade.
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Taroko Gorge Itineraries
- 11 days / 10 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $8,700
- 7 days / 6 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $6,000
- 8 days / 7 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $6,500
This large, sleek, contemporary Chinese style hotel offers sweeping vistas of Taroko Gorge and its surrounding mountainside. The hotel has many five-star well-being facilities including an indoor and outdoor pool, a spa, sauna and gym with fitness classes. The hotel’s deluxe rooms are well-furnished with modern amenities and private balconies overlooking either the nearby mountains or the river below. Diners may enjoy Chinese or international dishes al-fresco amongst the rugged gorge edges, or inside in the elegant restaurant with two private rooms. In the evenings, guests can indulge in a few after dinner drinks and star gazing at the Fire Place bar -complete with stylish outdoor heaters.
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With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
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