*Tour Name: Taroko Marble Gorge Day Tour
*Route: Taipei－Hualien－Taroko Marble Gorge－Taipei
Toroko Marble Gorge is a world wide famous grand canyon cliffs that can soar up to 100 meters high. It is the most popular destination and nature miracles in Taiwan. The hiking route is well-maintained and recommended by hiking lovers or cyclist. This tour departs from capital (Taipei) for your convenience.
*Language: in English
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- Pick up from central Taipei (05:30-06:00)
- Departure Train: Taipei-Hualien (2-2.5 hr)
- Bus to Taroko Marble Gorge National Park (1hr)
- Shakadang Trail, Changchun Temple (Eternal Spring Shrine), Swallow Grotto, Tianxiang, Marble Factory, Qixing Lake, Hualien Stone Sculptural Park & lunch time
- Lunch included
- Return Train: Hualien-Taipei (2-2.5 hr)
- Come back to central Taipei (17:30-18:00)
This trail is built along the river cliff so travellers can easily observe both the rock folds and plant ecosystem beside in
the river valley.
*Changchun Temple (Eternal Spring Shrine)
commemorates the 226 personnel (military veterans) who died during the construction of the Central Cross-Island Highway.
Following the Central Cross-Island Highway, at Swallow Grotto the rock cliffs of the Liwu River gorge seem to reach to heaven while the river runs its swiftest and the distance between the gorge walls so narrow that they almost seem to touch each other. Along the Swallow Grotto trail which runs about a half km starting from the entrance to Swallow Grotto to the Jinheng Bridge, you can enjoy the sights of the Liwu River from nearly straight above the water, the potholes on the cliff faces, the springs sprinkled along the lower parts of the walls, as well as the famous rock formation “Chieftain’s profile rock”.
*Qixing lake scenic area
Qixing Lake is in the northeast of Hualien City. The beach there has an elegant arch shape. The seawater there is clean and blue. The black stones there are crystal. From here visitors can see the great green mountains afar and the twisting highways. The Qixing Lake Scenic Area is designated for the bicycle touring. The government even built a number of recreational facilities, such as the Stone Sculpture Park, the Star Watching Plaza, the Sunrise Building, and the children’s playground.
*Hualien Stone Sculptural Park
the first stone sculpture-themed museum in Taiwan. The various kinds of stone sculpture activities held on regular basis by Hualien City Government have made the museum a well-known cultural tourist attraction and a place for recreational activities.