Friday, June 18, 2010

9.1 Taroko Gorge National Park(太鲁阁国家公园) Part 1

After visiting the Hehuanshan(合欢山), we then come to the Taroko Gorge National Park(太鲁阁国家公园).

There are several places we visit along Taroko Gorge National Park(太鲁阁国家公园) . Here is a map that you can see for more detail places. Taroko Gorge National Park is a huge park that spans the states of Hualien, Taichung, and Nantou. If you want to visit this place, do attach with a driver or a travel agent as there is no public transport around the route of this park.

We reach the Bilyu Sacred Tree(碧绿神木). This tree is 3,200 years old and about 50m high . To us, it is another huge tree in Taiwan. The driver told us that Japanese visitor loved these trees. But we saw too much at our Alishan Tour.

We are more interested on the sakura flowers beside the tree!

Next we reach Tiansiang(天祥). Tiansiang is a large river terrace recreational area in Taroko National Park.

There is a suspension bridge connecting the main road to a hill.

On the hill, it has a tall White Guanyin Statue, a 7-story high Pagoda, Giant Statute of the Bodhisattva, and some Siangde Temple.

After Tiansiang, we saw a H-Shape hanging bridge with marble stone lions on each end, which is the Cihmu Bridge(慈母橋). This was built by former President Chiang Jing-guo, in memory of his mother, during construction of the road.

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