Guide to Taroko National Park
Since we noticed that most of our readers–if you’re reading this articles it means that I am referring to you too–are big fans of natural attractions and eco-tourism, we decided to prepared another article on a National Park.
Today we concentrate on Taroko National Park located in Taiwan.
This beautiful park spans Taichung Municipality, Nantou County, and Hualien County, and it is named after the Taroko Gorge, one of the country’s natural landmarks.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Taroko was originally established as the Tsugitaka-Taroko National Park in 1937, at that time Taiwan was part of the Empire of Japan.
After World War II when the Empire was defeat, the Republic of China took over control of Taiwan, and in 1945 it closed the park down. Taroko reestablish only in 1986.
WHAT TO SEE
Among the most beautiful sites that one could see when there, The Golden Scope selected a few that you surely cannot miss.
- Tunnel of Nine Turns
- Eternal Spring Shrine
- Swallow Grotto
- The Bridge of the Kind Mother
HOW TO REACH THE PARK
From North Taiwan:
– Take Provincial Highway No. 9 from Xintian (Taipei County), through Yilan and Su’ao to Taroko National Park headquarters.
– Take Provincial Highway No. 2 from Rueifang (Taipei County) to Yilan, and then continue on Provincial Highway No. 9 to Taroko National Park
– Take Freeway No. 3 in Taipei from Nangang or Muzha to connect Freeway No. 5 via Yilan to Su’ao, then from Su’ao connect to the Provincial Highway No 9. (Su-hua highway) to Taroko National Park Headquarters.
From South Taiwan:
– Take Provincial Highway No. 9 from Taitung to the Taroko National Park.It takes about 3.5-4 hours.
– Take Provincial Highway No. 11 from Taitung to Hualien and then Provincial Highway No. 9 to Taroko National Park Headquarters.
From West Taiwan:
– Taichung– Provincial Highway No. 63 (Zhong-Tou Highway) – Provincial Highway No. 63A—Caotun– Provincial Highway No. 14—Puli– Provincial Highway No. 14A—Dayuling– Provincial Highway No. 8 (Central Cross-Island Hwy.) –Taroko National Park Headquarters.
– Taichung—Freeway No. 3 —Caotun– Freeway No. 6—Puli– Provincial Highway No. 14A—Dayuling– Provincial Highway No. 8 (Central Cross-Island Hwy.) –Taroko National Park Headquarters It takes about 5.5~6 hours from Taichung to Taroko National Park Headquarters.
For more information visit www.taroko.gov.tw
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