|Trail carved out of rock|
On Day 2 we ventured south to Taroko gorge. Here is a run down of everything we did:
- Woke up at 7am to catch the train from Taipei to Hualien
- Took a 30 minute cab ride (total cost around $30CAD) to the entrance of Taroko Gorge National Park
- Began hiking just after noon along the 10km Sakadang Trail, leading to the Wujianwu aboriginal reserve and aquaduct
- Bought some woven bracelets and headbands
- Hiked a second trail- the Changchun Shrine Trail (Eternal Spring Shrine Trail).
- On the trail visited the Changguang Temple and hiked up to the Taroko Tower.
- Went back to Hualien by bus and ate dinner at the Green Hotel Restaurant (near the train station; English menus but terrible food)
- Drank some Taiwan Beer and watched the fireworks until our 9:40pm train departed for Taitung.
- Arrived after midnight in Taitung and took a terrifying 30 minute cab ride blasting 140km/hr along the coastline with 5 people packed into 4 seats to arrive at our final destination in Dulan.
- Arrived at BBH Dog Backpackers Hostel (click for more information), owned by Kai and Party and their dog Koh-ma
- The 5 of us had a big room to ourselves with bunkbeds!
- Kai and Party helped us to confirm our Green Island Ferry for the next morning, and told us that they had booked us in a hostel owned by their friends there too.
|Changchun Shrine Trail|
|Super blue water in the gorge|
|Playing in the river bed|
|Roads carved out of the rock|
|BBH Dog Backpackers Hostel: Amazing!|