One of the highlights on our recent trip to Taiwan was the most beautiful Taroko George National Park. We saw this gorgeous National Park on a Travel Channel and so we decided to spend our next holiday here.
From Taipei, we went to Hualien County by the Bullet train approximately 2 hours (162 KM) and as you know, Taiwan boasts its most outstanding transportation system, from the high-speed railway to subway trains.
So, here are the chronicles of the stunning Taroko George National Park. I will narrate just some of the important points of this 9,000-hectare property of Taiwan’s one of nine’s National Park.
Basically, the National Park is all about mountains, shallow rivers, George, marbles, mysterious rock formations, stories and tourists. Taroko Gorge and its surrounding area are well known for their abundant supply of marble, leading to its nickname, “The Marble Gorge”.
Welcome, to the Tunnel of Nine Turns!
This is the first part from the Taroko George National Park – Taroko (formally TRUKU) means “human being” in Truku Tribe. This National Park was established during the Japanese Reign in Taiwan, 1937. After World War II and the defeat of Japan, they have abolished the park as Taiwan has been conquered by China. The National Park has been established again in 1986.
Climbing to the Temple to ring the bell and to see the full horizon of where we are in…
Trekking down to pay tribute to the place called Eternal Shrine – dedicated to the 212 workers who have died in re-establishing the National Park.
This is the part of Qingshu Cliff. Surrounded by the mountains of 2,000 meter high above sea level, the cliff is boasting about its high waves and proud turquoise ocean.
From the high up mountains, Taroko will take you down to its Luwi River Trekking – known as Shakadang Trail – wherein you’ll have the full view of the long run of its waters. So calm and peaceful it is.
…..and back to the Grotto again – and you won’t regret it. This place makes me speechless about nature. As a believer of a Creator, I even admire His artworks more. It’s just so alive, speaking and giving glory to the Hand who made it.
Tips before Going to Taroko George National Park
- Sunrise or sunset gives you the most instagrammable shot. Choose your schedule wisely.
- There are coffee shops and restaurants – you’ll never go hungry here plus – knowing Taiwan (wink).
- You can bring your baby’s stroller – you should!
- Family Friendly/Baby Friendly Trekking Tour – unless you’re a license mountain climber, then you could go higher than most tourists.
- Bring a mosquito repellant.
This was one of the most remarkable moments I’ve spent with Manuel and Liam. Taroko George is just filled with awestruck wonders and mystery – the winds, the sounds of the river, the marbles and the caves – really left me speechless. – we will be back here for sure one day and I know Taroko will just keep waiting…
Thanks for reading my post. Share your thoughts! Love, Kate