Taroko Gorge is located to the east of Taiwan, can be reached by High Speed Rail (HSR) to Hualien from Taipei Main Station.
Taroko Gorge and its surrounding area are well known for their abundant supply of marble (Wiki).
We opt for Silks Place Taroko hotel which has shuttle pick up (at a charge) from Hualien station back and forth, about an hour ride.
Oh boy, the view was magnificent and we were lucky to run into crisp spring weather during our 3 days 2 nights here.
The main reason for choosing this hotel was its prime location close to many beautiful trails.
The hotel also organises day trips and half day trips covering near and far trails – see below.
We made Taroko Gorge our first stop in Taiwan.
Taoyuan Aiport –> Shuttle to Taipei Main Station –> HSR to Hualien –> Hotel shuttle pickup, vice-versa route back to Taipei after two nights here.
All together, we explored some trails not all – all near by hotel or organised by hotel tour specialists.
We covered Xiangde Temple Trail, Baiyang Trail, Shakadang Trail, Swallow Grotto Trail, and another two which the names eluded me.
There are hiking tours, cycling tours in a group available to sign up online as well.
A highly recommended nature sights in Taiwan.