Would a great start to Day 3 of our 8-Day Eastern Taiwan Tour continue into the second half? Read on and check out the state of Wenshan Hot Spring which was officially closed to public but still visited by many. We would also visit one of the eight wonders of Taiwan – Qingshui Cliff and do a DIY Night-Tour of Hualien City.
Would you take a Dip in Muddy Wenshan Hot Spring?
After completing the gorgeous Lushui Trail, we rode our rental scooter to Wenshan Hot Spring. The entrance was by a small staircase located beside a main road, just before Taishan Tunnel.… Read more >>
What a wonderful day on Day 3 of our Eastern Taiwan Tour! That was probably the first day we actually enjoyed ourselves. Lovely sunshine and beautiful hike at Taroko National Park, what more could we ask for? In fact, the best hike we had in this trip was at Lushui Trail (綠水步道)! It was so stunningly beautiful you have to read this post, okay?
Bright and Sunny Day in Hualien, Taiwan
After a rather torturous day on Day 2, we decided to keep the pace slow. Although I’d woken up at 7am (sun rises early in Taiwan), I decided to let my travel partner sleep longer as he had fallen sick and was nursing an emerging sore throat.… Read more >>
What a morning of Day 2 that saw us getting “bullied” by Taroko Gorge! Would the afternoon of Day 2 be kinder and offer us a respite from the persistent typhoon-rain?
The short answer is ‘No!’. Nevertheless, the fearsome Taroko Gorge would still reward us with a spectacular and one-of-a-kind type of scenery that most tourists would miss. I’ll also show you how pretty Chisingtan beach was. Read on.
Sneaking into Swallow Grotto Trail (燕子口)
Remember how we were denied entry into Swallow Grotto Trail this morning? Somehow, we arrived at the other end of the trail, not knowing we were there until we saw a signage bearing a swallow logo.
What’d caught our sight when we were riding along the curvy road was a raised wooden platform.… Read more >>
Here’s what we did on Day 2 of Eastern Taiwan tour – we explored Taroko Gorge! The whole day was dedicated to this immensely-popular gorge in Taiwan. In fact, that was the reason why we were here in Hualien in the first place.
I’m not sure why some would dedicate just a few hours to Taroko Gorge. Honestly, a few hours could only touch the surface, i.e. the “touristy” portion. If you have a choice, get your own transport (or chauffeured driver) and enjoy the gorge at your own pace.
Just don’t go during rainy season or you may suffer like us. Read on to see our adventurous moments when Taroko Gorge turned into a cold, dark and eerie place.… Read more >>