East Taiwan Trip, Part Two

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Photos by MJ Klein and Hui-chen

Welcome to the second installment about our recent trip to East Taiwan.    There are a number of shots from the car, so please bear with us on this.

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

The skies were clear as we headed up to the area of Taroko Gorge.

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

Along the way there are some examples of aboriginal artwork.

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

This is the main gate to the Gorge.

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

A quick stop at the visitor center for a map, and we’re on our way.

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

This is typical topography of the gorge.

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

This road is pretty much constantly in repair dues to landslides.

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

A scenic overlook, were I did a live stream broadcast on Youtube (below)

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

 

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

 

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

 

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

 

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

In one area, there is a place where you can borrow a helmet for exploring where falling rocks are a hazard.

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

This place is called Swallow Grotto, because of all the cute birds that next here.

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

I tried to do another live stream from this place (below), but there was no network signal.  So I just did a short recording in 4k.

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

The gorge is a lot smaller than people think so you can see the entire thing in 3 to 4 hours with stops for photos.

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

Gotta have a 7-11!

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

This temple was under construction, so no one was able to walk through it this time.

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

These QR codes can help you plan your visit.

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

There are men on this wall, repelling with climbing ropes and gear.  Not sure what they are doing but it looks like they are brings up some kind of supplies in bags.

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

Finally, it was time to go to our next destination….

Hualian and Taroko Gorge

Thank you for reading!  Please leave us your comments below!

Articles in series East Taiwan:

  1. Water Running Uphill
  2. Sansiantai
  3. Cross Island Highway 20
  4. East Taiwan Trip
  5. East Taiwan Trip, Part Two
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