Just north of the city of Hualien is Taiwan's most popular tourist destination, Taroko National Park. Filled with deep marble canyons, rugged cliffs, and lush forests, it is home to a wide variety of Taiwanese plants and animals. The park covers an area of 1,200 square m, and the elevation is 3,700 feet above sea level. The park is extremely mountainous, as 27 peaks over 3,000 m tower over the land below. With a subtropical landscape, the climate here is mild but frequently rainy. The Governor-General of Taiwan established Tsugitaka-Taroko National Park in 1937 when Taiwan was part of Japan. After Japan's defeat in World War II, China took over Taiwan, and the park was abolished in 1945. In 1986, the park was reestablished as Taroko National Park. Today, this picturesque park on the eastern coast of Taiwan attracts many adventurous visitors interested in hiking, rock climbing, and stunning scenery.
Opening Hours: 8:30-17:00. Everyday (closed on Monday of the 2nd week every month and the day before Lunar New Year)
Entrance Ticket: Free
Address: Located at the junction of the old Su-hua (Hwy. No. 9) and Central Cross Island highways (Hwy. No. 8).
Duration: 0.5-1 day