Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Taroko National Park

I did do more things than just eat in Taiwan - we went out of Taipei to Yilan and Hualien. My favourite part of Hualien was visiting the Taroko National Park.

Taroko National park is named after the Taroko Gorge, a marble gorge which is the landmark gorge of the park. Taroko Gorge and its surrounding area are well known for their abundant supply of marble and it is also home to the Taroko tribe.

There are many well-known attractions at Taroko National Park and there are lots of pleasant walking trails you can go on. As we visited the place during winter, the cool weather made walking really easy.. and relaxing.

I've heard that because of the altitude and location of the park, walking along most of the trails should be pretty pleasant, even in summer. The water levels in the gorge is pretty low and there is less rainfall during winter. The water levels and entire landscape would look rather different during the summer months..

Apart from rocks and more rocks, there are also all kinds of interesting trees and flowers in the park.

And here is a picture of me under a fabulous tree. This is the first picture of myself on this blog!


milka said...

Alamak? First pic of yourself in this blog! So tiny eh? Funny, hahaha.

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Heheh, Milka, I'm "blog" shy...

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