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Me enjoying the Wenshan hot springs in the narrow valley  
   

Me enjoying the Wenshan hot springs in the narrow valley

Extreme beauty of the world and a pleasing delight of hills and water (Taroko Gorge, Taiwan)

September 10th 2009
(Day 524 on the road)A three hour train ride south on one of Taiwan's comfortable and reliable trains brought us to the city of Hualien on Taiwans' east coast, the stepping stone for the magnificent Taroko Gorge. Or shall we call it, as the English translation in the tourist brochure does, "Extreme beauty of the world and a pleasing delight of hills and water"? Catchy! We had missed the ... read more
Asia » Taiwan » Taroko Gorge

Chinese/Taiwanese Flag In 1895, military defeat forced China to cede Taiwan to Japan. Taiwan reverted to Chinese control after World War II. Following the Communist victory on the mainland in 1949, 2 million Nationalists fled to Taiwan and established a government using th... ... read more
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