10 Things To Know Before Visit Taroko Gorge National Park | Zanne Xanne’s Travel Guide

Taroko Gorge National Park (太鲁阁国家公园) is one of the must visit places due to the mesmerizing and breathtaking scenery in Eastern Taiwan. Taroko Gorge National Park (太鲁阁国家公园) also is a marble gorge along the East Coast which formed by the Liwu River and it’s mainly made of 27 peaks throughout the 1200 KM of lands.

Hence, here are the “10 Things To Know Before Visit Taroko Gorge National Park (太鲁阁国家公园)” that I would like to share:

 

1.WEAR A PAIR OF STURDY & COMFORTABLE SHOES

There will be so much walking at Taroko Gorge National Park (太鲁阁国家公园). As a result, a pair of sturdy and comfortable shoes is a must for hiking, especially on a narrow gravel trail up and slope.

 

2.PREPARE WATERPROOF JACKET

A waterproof jacket is great for hiking, especially when it is little windy and raining during the hike at Taroko Gorge National Park (太鲁阁国家公园). The temperature may be variables when you hike beyond 2000m above sea-level.

 

3.PREPARE TORCH LIGHT

Torch light is needed as some of the caves and tunnels at Taroko Gorge National Park (太鲁阁国家公园) are dark. In addition, you may light up the night too when you are camping or finding your way back.

 

4.PREPARE SOME WATER & LIGHT BITES

There are few restaurants and convenience shops in the resting area located at Tian Xiang (天祥). However, the price is expensive compare to town and it’s not convenient to get food and drink at Taroko Gorge National Park (太鲁阁国家公园) also. Hence, it’s advisable to prepare some water and light bites or meal for your lunch after your hike.

 

5.THE ATTRACTION BETWEEN ONE ANOTHER IS FAR

Taroko Gorge National Park (太鲁阁国家公园)  attraction between one another is far and minimum walking time for a short trail is 45mins and above. Hence, do not expect to walk from one attraction to another in Taroko Gorge National Park (太鲁阁国家公园). The actual distances and places are larger than you look from the map.

 

6.APPLY THE HIKING PERMIT IN ADVANCE

Some of the famous attractions such as Zhuilu Old Trail (錐麓古道) have to apply the hiking permit few weeks in advance due to the safety purpose. Hence, plan your trip well and be sure with the bus schedule as the bus only run a few trips per day.

 

7.CHECK THE WEATHER

It is raining season at Taroko Gorge National Park (太鲁阁国家公园) especially during April to June, summer season. Some of the Taroko Gorge National Park (太鲁阁国家公园) tours are often cancelled due to rain too. Hence, it is essential to check the weather daily.

 

8.GET YOUR SAFETY HELMET

You can borrow a free safety helmet from the entrance of Taroko Gorge National Park (太鲁阁国家公园) especially when you are visiting Swallow’s Grotto (燕子口) as the rocks may fall due to some minor earthquake.

 

9.BEWARE OF EARTHQUAKE

Natural disasters may happen sometimes and earthquake sometimes happens at Taroko Gorge National Park (太鲁阁国家公园). Visitors may injure due to the rockfall after the earthquake struck the coastal city of Hualien.

 

10.STAY SAFE

Safety always comes first. Taroko Gorge National Park (太鲁阁国家公园) opens all year round and the day temperature is different from night. Moreover, Taiwan also prone to Typhoon and many areas at Taroko Gorge National Park (太鲁阁国家公园) are often closed due to safety purpose too.

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  1. If you love hiking and want to avoid touristy spots in Taroko National Park, Zhuilu Old Trail is your top choice. Not only you are able to see the gorge with a different perspective than other tourists, but you are going to explore this historic path that tells the  story of the early days of Japanese ruling in Taiwan.

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