Why is Taroko Gorge famous?

Taroko Gorge, named after the Truku or Taroko aboriginal tribe, is one of Taiwan’s premier scenic attractions. Few visit without being blown away by its sheer magnificence and raw natural beauty. It is the star attraction of Hualien, Taiwan’s largest county, on the wild visually stunning east coast.

How do you get to Taroko Gorge?

The best way to reach Taroko Gorge via public transport is by bus. Buses run daily from the Hualien Bus Station (the orange building near the train station) towards Tianxiang. Although it’s pretty hassle-free to use the bus, keep in mind that the buses aren’t that frequent.

How was Taroko Gorge formed?

The formation of Taroko Gorge involved many steps: After the deposition of the limestone, layers of other materials were deposited, burying the limestone. After a long period of time, the intense pressure and subterranean heat caused the transformation of the limestone into marble.

How old is Taroko Gorge?

Dating back 200 million years, with some peaks soaring as high as 3,400 metres, Taroko Gorge, on the east coast of Taiwan, is Asia’s answer to America’s Grand Canyon. The canyon is a short drive from the city of Hualien.

How do I get from Taroko Park to Kaohsiung?

The best way to get from Kaohsiung to Taroko Park without a car is to subway which takes 20 min and costs $1. How long does it take to get from Kaohsiung to Taroko Park? The subway from Formosa Boulevard Station to Caoya Station takes 11 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

How do you travel around Hualien?

From the looks of it, there are often no direct routes by bus between cities as is the case from Taipei to Hualien. But if you really need to travel by bus, then you can take the Kamalan Bus from Taipei Bus Station to Luodong Bus Terminal. You can then transfer to Luodong Train Station and take any train to Hualien.

How big is Taroko National Park Taiwan?

355.2 mi²Taroko National Park / Area

What can you buy in Hualien?

If you ever visit Hualien, you must get these soft, sweet and chewy Mochi (麻糬) which the locals take as deserts or snacks. They are made of glutinous rice and come with different sweet fillings such as green tea, sesame, peanuts, red bean and yam. Not going to Hualien? Don’t worry, you can still get them in Taipei.