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Address: Hualien, Taiwan
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great view

the big platform in the taroko park. there laies the leader villages, they have wonderful hotel and traditional dancing show for visitors. it's worth coming here!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2014
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Hong Kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

the walk down and up the many steps named Swallow trail is much sheltered by trees and not much views, good exercise in the forest though.

Thank Calvinta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

the big platform in the taroko park. there laies the leader villages, they have wonderful hotel and traditional dancing show for visitors. it's worth coming here!!

1 Thank 賦格室內樂
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77 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

This place is mostly same like taroko gorge, but small in size. Unlike taroko gorge, here anyone can go down and touch the clear water. Mostly would look alike a small replica of taroko gorge. Only 600 peoples are permitted to visit this place in a day. So make sure you have reserved your visit earlier, especially in the weekend... More 

2 Thank Niaz G
Singapore, Singapore
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

You will need a permit to enter as they limit the number of visitors. You will definitely need a guide, we hired a cab driver for the day. Without a guide, i think you will miss a lot of spots and may get lost. The view is nice. We went to play in the stream and it's cold. Bring food... More 

2 Thank Agnes_Tan12
Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
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14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

This place is also called 慕谷慕魚 (Muku Mugi) near Taroko Gorge. they only let 300 ppl in per day / night so that they could preserve it. felt so lucky to be one of the few that were able to enjoy a nice swim in this crystal clear amazingness

1 Thank Hannah L
Singapore, Singapore
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54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Our family of 2 adults and 2 children below ten booked a cab to drive us into the Valley. It cost us NTD 3500 for a whole day tour, but it was worth it. The driver did all the paper work getting the permit into the valley and told us the history of the original inhabitants of the valley. He... More 

2 Thank SGBudgetTraveller
Singapore, Singapore
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Yes, you will need a permit to get here and yes there's a limit on the number of visitors (600) per day. However, if you apply the permit before hand (online), you can get in regardless of whether the daily limit has been reached.

Thank BusYawbus
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71 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

You need a permit to go the 10 km up in the gorge. There is a limit on 300 per day. First you get the permit at the police station on the way in - a bit futher up you deliver the permit at a check point. Enjoy the view and find a place there you can climb down to... More 

4 Thank jenspeter
Arnhem, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

If you want some adventure, go to this valley. Only 600 tourists a day are allowed. Go to the police station to register and give your form at the gate (no fee?!). The road is small and lonely planet has good directions (don't go over the red bridge - good picture point -, but continue on the left bank of... More 

4 Thank Dekpau

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