Taiwan #6: Taroko National Park Highlights

I was looking forward to this the most during our holiday in Taiwan. The last time I was here we got there when it was almost dusk so didn’t get to see much. Also this time I’ve done a bit of research and knew which spots in the national park that I wanted to go to. My long-suffering family put up with my antics yet again for another day, with lots of random stops and hikes up lots of steps. My wife and parents definitely deserve a medal each. So did the taxi driver that took us around for the day, actually.

This one is taken on the bridge just outside of Buluowan Trail.

Taroko National Park

The next few are taken on the Swallow Grotto Trail walking towards the Jinheng Bridge (named after an engineer that perished during the construction of the bridge). Check out the awesome pool in the middle of the steep cliff face!

Taroko National Park

Taroko National Park

Taroko National Park

This next one is the Xiangde Temple Pagoda near Tianxiang.

Taroko National Park

The following were at the Cimu Bridge. You can see the cool pavilion on top of what the call the Frog Head.

Taroko National Park

Taroko National Park

Taroko National Park

Finally the Changchun (Eternal Spring) Shrine that is dedicated to the workers that lost their lives when building the roads and tunnels in Taroko.

Taroko National Park

Check out my other posts in the Taiwan series here!

Taiwan #1: Old Streets of Beitou
Taiwan Bonus: Geothermal Valley, Beitou
Taiwan #2: Old and New Taipei
Taiwan #3: Tale of Two Leaders
Taiwan #4: Maokong
Taiwan #5: East Coast Taiwan
Taiwan #6: Taroko National Park
Taiwan #7: Kaohsiung
Taiwan Bonus: Kaohsiung Dome of Light
Taiwan #8: Tainan
Taiwan Bonus: Transport
Taiwan Bonus: People
Taiwan Bonus: Blur

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