Where is the Taroko national park?

Where is the Taroko national park?


Taroko National Park
Location Taiwan
Nearest city Xiulin, Hualien
Coordinates 24°10′N 121°20′ECoordinates: 24°10′N 121°20′E
Area 920 km2 (360 sq mi)

Why is Taroko national park famous?

Taroko became a national park in 1986, including Hualien City, Nantou County and Taichung City. Taroko is famous for its spectacular mountains and marble canyons. Cliffs and canyons stretch along Liwu River. Four million years ago, the island of Taiwan was formed by the collision of plates.

How do you get to Taroko national park?

Getting there Some tourists opt to take the train to Hualien City and then take a bus to the national park area while those on group tours often take a private coach from Taipei that takes them directly to the park. It’s a three-hour drive from Taipei to the park, so this option is often most popular.

How high is Taroko Gorge?

100 meters high
The 19-kilometer area, part of Taroko Gorge National Park, features canyon cliffs that can soar up to 100 meters high.

Where is Taroko Gorge National Park in Taiwan?

Taroko Gorge National Park is located in Hualien county, in eastern Taiwan. The first step is getting to Hualien. There are lots of cheap flights and trains from Taipei, with a flight taking 1 hour for about $1,200 NTD ($40 USD), or a train journey taking 2 hours for less than half the cost — $450 NTD.

How did Taroko National Park get its name?

Taroko National Park is the national pride and joy of Taiwan. It is one of the 9 national parks located in Taiwan and was named after the Taroko Gorge, the landmark gorge of the park that has been carved by the Liwu River. Those of you that are fortunate enough to visit this amazing place will immediately understand why.

Is it safe to travel to Taroko Gorge?

Also note that, like most of Taiwan, Taroko Gorge are very safe for solo or female travelers. If you have even more time in the area, you’ll want to check out my two guides to the east coast of Taiwan, covering Yilan to Hualien and Hualien to Taitung and Kenting National Park .

Where is the closest train station to Taroko National Park?

Taroko National Park is typically accessed from nearby Hualien City where various tours, buses and transport options are available. The closest train station to the park is actually the small, local Xincheng Station of the Taiwan Railways Administration, but there are very limited options to reach the park from there.