Beautiful Taroko Gorge

Posted: September 14, 2009 in Taiwan, Travel

It is not possible to capture the beauty of Taroko Gorge in photos. I have never seen anything quite like it – if I had to compare it to something, I would say it’s a mix of the Grand Canyon and the Big Island of Hawaii. Our hotel hired a driver to take us on a half-day tour of Taroko National Park. The park entrance is about 30 minutes north of Hualien. We were in awe of the enormous cliffs and beautiful marble rock formations throughout the park. Here are a few photos – once I upload the photos to our flickr account I’ll post a link on our blog.

Hualien Coastline

Hualien Coastline

View from hotel to the west

View from hotel to the west

Dave on a trail at Taroko Gorge

Dave on a trail at Taroko Gorge

Cindy on Taroko Gorge Trail

Cindy on Taroko Gorge Trail

Dave on one  the foot bridges

Dave on one of the foot bridges

A temple high up on the mountainside

A temple high up on the mountainside

We fought our way through a swarm of killer bees. . .just kidding ;) - no killer bees spotted on this outing!

We fought our way through a swarm of killer bees --just kidding šŸ˜‰ - no killer bees spotted on this outing!

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Comments
  1. nicky says:

    Taroko Gorge is amazing beautiful! I can’t remember when I went, but I will definitely take my husband to there next summer.
    Curious how your Chinese communicate goes……^^

  2. Ron and Joan says:

    We have been lifting you up daily. It looks like you are in the best of hands, HIS.

    Your adventure is making us homesick as well. So many things there remind us of Japan. Your travels are breath taking!

    We never did receive a reply from our emails to connect you with other like minded folks on your travels. Ron was trying again today. That will be your night. šŸ™‚

    Can’t wait to see you all when you return. We will keep looking at your blog for updates too.

  3. Karen says:

    Beautiful coastline!!!

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