Thursday, November 28, 2013

Magnificent Gorge - Taroko National Park - Hualien, Taiwan

We traveled by train to Taiwan’s eastern side; regular rail service travels through rugged terrain to the coastal city of Hualien, it took about 2.5 hours. 

The ocean-side town sits in the gorgeous shadows of the nearby mountain ranges and it’s also the gateway to Toroko National Park, set way up in the hills about 30 minutes north.

Together with its diversified topographic features, Taiwan boasts an environment that is special and very interesting in terms of ecology and evolution sense.

Taroko National Park was established on November 28, 1986. It covers more than 92,000 hectares in the northern section of the Central Mountain Range.

Taroko Gorge is spectacular and has many amazing and scenic beauties; the park has varied mountain peaks, numerous waterfalls, diverse plant forms and animal life, together with the indigenous Taroko people, they create the rich texture of this unique natural ecosystem.

Taroko is truly a wonder to behold!

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