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“Amazing nature, accesible for everybody”

Taroko National Park
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Private Day Tour: Taroko National Park from Hualien City
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Spectacular Hiking in Taroko Gorge: Zhuilu Old Trail
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Taroko Gorge Day Tour from Taipei by Train
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“Amazing nature, accesible for everybody”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

The nature here is simply stunning, with the river, the mountains, waterfalls, some shrines and temples in between - just beautiful. The park offers a lot of trails, many of them of the so called 'scenic type', meaning short and easy to access. Which is probably one of the reasons why busses of tourists arrive there every day. But even if it's crowded, it's still well worth it.

Only more challenging routes are hard to find, but some research in advance should do the trick.

Visited July 2013
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“Great place to visit, but beware of falling rocks.”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

Due to recent fallen rocks. Traffic is only allowed to pass once every 2 hours (our tour driver made it in around 10am and we were out by noon), while construction work takes place. I felt that it is a bit of shame that our tour had to be planned around the construction timings and that some of the sights were closed for repairs.
Even with the above events, I still think that it is worth a visit.

Visited July 2013
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“do visit”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

excellent place for a day trip, amazing natural scenery, clean waters and well maintained. I would avoid visit on a weekend as there are way too many tourists.

Visited June 2013
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“I have seen all types of mountains... these are different!”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

These mountains look surreal. I spent days in this park. Gorges are kilometers deep, stones are colourful - yellow, green, striped, black. Road in between vertical cliffs is very picturesque.

Visited June 2013
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“Taroko National Park, Hualien, Taiwan”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

If you're visiting the Taroko Gorge National Park, make Hualien as your base. The TRA express train (faster) from Taipei to Hualien takes about 2 hours. Amigos Hostel, 5 min walk from the Hualien TRA Train station, provides basic accommodation. If you prefer 4 star hotel, take a taxi from the train station to the downtown area. When you come out from the train station, you'll see the Hualien Bus station on your left. From Amigos, it's easy to catch the first bus to Taroko Gorge the next morning. There are 7 buses to the Taroko Gorge a day. The bus journey to the Park HQ takes about 40 minutes. You can alight at any point along the Park for sightseeing and catch the next bus to the next stop. Note the timing of the next bus at each stop and don't miss the last bus back to Hualien. The last bus tends to be crowded and you may not have a seat all the way back. If you reach Hualien from Taipei around noon, you can visit Chihsingtan (a beach facing the Pacific Ocean) after lunch. Chihsingtan is the first stop of the Hualien to Taroko Gorge shuttle bus. It is not very far from Amigos and you can rent a bicycle to get there. Alternatively, get to the bicycle kiosk at the beach by taxi to rent a bicycle to cycle along the cycling path along the beach. When you return the bicycle (by 6pm) you can ask the staff at the kiosk to call a taxi for you to get to the Zhiqiang night market in town for dinner. To find out more about Taroko Gorge and Chihsingtan, visit my apgclh channel on YouTube.

Visited March 2013
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