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Published: November 18th 2013
Silks Place 5 star hotel from the bridge to the local temple
Hello from Taiwan
The main reason I booked the tour was for the last night and day visit to Taroko Gorge. I was not disappointed. The national park is spectacular and I will return to discover more of this amazing place. The Silks Place Hotel sits on the edge of the gorge and is 5 star all the way. Great hotel and well built because we had a 6.3 earthquake about 730pm at night. Everything was shaking for over thirty seconds and I was a little scared but had faith in the ability of the Taiwanese to provide a safe building. Earthquakes are common in Taiwan but a 6.3 only happens two or three times each year.
As shown in the photos we visited the usual tourist spots at the gorge to enjoy the environment and scenery. If you go to Taiwan it is easy to take a day tour or longer from Taipei. You can catch the train and book a taxi from the train station to show you around the park. Or just do the 5 day tour which I highly recommend for value and an excellent view of the highlights of Taiwan. You
To the temple
It was raining but not cold
will also meet some great people along the way. Tip: sit on the right hand side of the bus or the back seat for the best views.
Itinerary from the Viatour website.
Day 5: Hualien – Taipei (B)
After breakfast, you’ll have the whole day visit to Taroko National Park with your guide. See Taroko Gorge, an exceptionally beautiful, narrow marble gorge created by the Liwu River and cut deep into the mountains. See the road that's carved into the rock walls, winding its way under forested peaks and towering cliffs.
Stop at several notable natural sites here, like Eternal Spring Shrine, Swallow Grotto, Tunnel of Nine Turns, Marble Bridge, Tienhsiang and even a marble factory.
At the end of your tour, you’ll head back to Taipei and arrive at around 7pm.
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