We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Eternal Spring Shrine

in Taroko National Park, Hualien, Taiwan
03-8621100
Improve this listing
Ranked #19 of 184 Attractions in Hualien
Type: Monuments/ Statues
5 visitor photos
Write a Review

23 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    5
    11
    6
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
London
Top Contributor
877 reviews 877 reviews
668 attraction reviews
625 helpful votes 625 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This a memorial shrine dedicated to the 212 workers who lost their lives while building the east/west highway during the late fifties. See memorial information plaques for more information. The name comes from the waterfall that flows under the memorial - water that never stops. It is a bit of a hike out there but worth the effort - not... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

this building is for people to pray for the dead. so if you are dying to have some history behind it you can forget about it. i took a pic but i dont bother to walk up and go inside tho :D

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
34 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

What a place to build a shrine! Brave people hacked by hand into the mountainside to make this road through the gorge and the shrine remembers the workers that died, Amazing place. Do the steep walk up from the shrine to the tower for a good work out and even better views! Continue on to the Changuang Temple if you're... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Robertson
Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
54 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

In the lower part of Taroko Gorge where an underground stream pours out the side of the mountain sits a Buddhist shrine to the 226 men who lost their lives in the building of the central link road. It has had to be rebuilt three times in this dangerous, unstable landscape. Well worth seeing.

Was this review helpful? Yes
UK
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
47 attraction reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This was a part of a larger tour of Taroko Gorge. We crossed the bridge and down the fairly steep steps to the shrine. The views of the gorge from here are fab. Then through some tunnels to another shrine in the gorge. Really good views and well worth a visit

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Visited on 12/18/13. The place was closed for repair due to land slide. Don't know when it'll open again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kuching
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Eternal Spring Shrine is built in remembrance of those that lost their lives when building the tunnels and the roads in Taroko. From afar, you will see that the eternal spring almost resembles two tear lines of the labourers. According to the locals, the spring never dries up and it flows throughout times, witnessing the past and testifying to the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Instead of saying what I like or dislike, I will like to share some tips: *Eternal Spring Shrine is inside Taroko National Park! *It's free admission. *There is a temple above the shrine which is worth a visit but at the time I was there, the path was blocked because of some hazards. *My driver told me the bridge to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
50 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

This place is inside taroko gorge, and in my opinion good to try if you have lots of time. I have just visited, and didnt tried to get down, as i was in hurry to visit the oher taroko sites., and was squeezing all the important site places in just one day.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Shanghai, China
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

It is a place to cherish for the souls of people dead for the construction of the highway. probably i didnt come for a right time and it was just full of tourists. the tour agency buses blocked all the way and all i could see are PEOPLE. at the meanwhile, the trail closed due to the wasps while the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Eternal Spring Shrine also viewed

 
Hualien, Taiwan
 

Been to Eternal Spring Shrine? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing