How many days do you need in Taroko Gorge?
The minimum amount of time I would recommend is to spend at least one full day exploring the Taroko National Park. If you want to do some mountaineering hikes, you would need an extra day to really appreciate the beauty of Taroko Gorge.
How do you get around 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.
What is special about Taroko Gorge?
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 National Park?
- Take a train to Xincheng Railway Station, continue by taxi or rental car to Taroko National Park.
- Take a train to Hualien Railway Station, continue by Hualien Bus (bound for Taroko or Chongde) to Taroko Visitor Center stop.
Is there Uber in Hualien?
There are no ride sharing services like Uber in Hualien and I read that the bus system is confusing and not the most convenient for tourists either, especially with the language barrier. In Hualien, the taxi flag down rate is NTD 100 .
How far is Taroko Gorge from Taipei?
The distance from Taipei to Taroko is roughly 150km. Important Note: A lot of people think the only way to visit the gorge is with a package tour or tour bus with guide.
Where is the Taroko Gorge located?
Taroko Gorge (太魯閣: Tàilǔgé) ) is an impressive 19-km-long canyon, situated near Taiwan’s east coast. The area of the gorge is also identified as Taroko Gorge National Park (太魯閣國家公園; Tàilǔgé gúojiā gōngyuán).
How much is the train ticket from Taipei to Hualien?
Taiwan Railway operates a train from Taipei to Hualien every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $11 – $17 and the journey takes 2h 12m.
How do I get to Hualien?
You can go to Hualien by the following ways. (1) Take the shuttle bus to Taipei Railway Main Station then take train to Hualian or (2) Take the shuttle bus to Taipei Songshan Airport (TSA), which takes about 50 min and connect on the local flight (35 min) to Hualien Airport (HUN) .
Where is Taroko Gorge in Taiwan?
Taroko Gorge, nicknamed “The Marble Gorge”, is a rugged 19 km long marble-walled canyon 15 km north of Hualien on Taiwan’s east coast. It was created by tectonic forces and then carved by the action of the Liwu River. Taiwanese jade found in the walls of the canyon is used to make craft items.
How do I get from Taroko National Park to Hualien?
HOW TO GET THERE? The cheapest way to get to Taroko Gorge from Hualien is by public bus. Buses depart from the orange bus station next to the train station on left side as you walk out of the main front exit. The earliest bus from Hualien leaves at 7:00, and the last one departs from Tianxiang at 17:00.
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.
How to get to Taroko Gorge from Hualien?
But don’t worry if you cannot get your hands on a scooter (or don’t want to drive one), you can still visit Taroko Gorge! Taiwan has excellent public transport and there are several buses a day from Hualien to Taroko Gorge. More information and the bus timetable can be found on this site.
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How much does it cost to go to Hualien?
During our 3 days in Hualien, we spent approximately €68 per day (for us as a couple, so €34 per person). This budget includes the scooter rental (and petrol), transport from Taipei to Hualien and back to Taipei, our accommodation, and all the costs for food. That’s everything about our 3 day trip to Hualien!
When is the best time to visit Hualien?
In general, November until April is the best time for a trip to Hualien and the Taroko Gorge because these are the driest months. December to February receives the least rain but temperatures are also a bit lower (21-22 degrees Celsius).