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“Nice View and fun to go into the water” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mugua River Valley

Mugua River Valley
Hualien, Taiwan
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Ranked #10 of 124 attractions in Hualien
Type: Valleys
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Singapore, Singapore
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36 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Nice View and fun to go into the water”
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 for the fishes, my child love it as they will swim by your feet.

Visited June 2013
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Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
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“Mukumugi”
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

Visited October 2012
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“A great history lesson”
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 told us of how these original inhabitants lived, the meaning of the tattoos on their faces and introduced us to their foods. We also went down to the river where my children tried to catch fish and tadpoles.

Visited December 2012
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“Need permit but worth the trouble”
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.

Visited December 2012
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“Go for a swim”
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 the river - plenty of places where you can take a swim.

Visited September 2012
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