Taroko Gorge (ous)

Taroko Gorge is Taiwan’s biggest tourist attraction, boasting 22 kilometers of majestic mountains dropping off into steep ravines . We made a trip to the gorge with a few friends over the long weekend, and we can honestly say we were blown away by how beautiful the gorge truly is. Although most people just spend the day in Taroko, we opted to camp right in the middle, and despite the constant rain and wet socks, we wouldn’t have had it any other way. Most of the scenic sights in the gorge are easily accessible, and you’ll notice lots of women walking the trails in heels. However, if you are interested in a more demanding hike that leaves your quads burning, there are beautiful options right around the corner. The must-see sights of Taroko include The Shakadang Trail, Eternal Spring Shrine, Swallow Grotto and Tunnel of Nine Turns, when it’s open.

The only disadvantage to crashing at the free campsite in Taroko is the lack of showers, so enjoy the pictures and be glad you can’t smell us through them ;-p


Taroko National Park

Taiwan East Coast Cliffs

Crazy Blue Water Taiwan East Coast

A Cruising Couple Taiwan

Changchun Shrine Eternal Spring Shrine

Waterfall Taroko

Taroko Gorge Traffic Jam

Taroko Gorge Steep Cliffs

Taroko Gorge Swallow Grotto

Taroko Gorge

Rope Bridge Taroko

Hiking in Taroko Cave

Taroko Gorge River

Taroko Gorge Road

Taroko Gorge Hiking

Taroko National Park hike

Have you ever been to Taroko National Park? What is your favorite National Park?


Meet: Casey Siemasko

Casey Siemasko is a blogger, content creator, and co-founder of A Cruising Couple. She has been living and traveling outside of the US full-time since 2011. She finds her life inspiration in exploring the world and seeks to find the magic in the most ordinary of places.

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  1. Gma Lorene says:

    Beautiful pictures! Looks like you are finding lots of places to have fun. Glad all is going well with you. Miss you a lot.

  2. It always seems like a fight between free camping and real toilets/showers. Showers win over being cheap after about 3 or 4 days.

  3. I was just thinking about Taiwan the other day and now I found out that you guys went there. Sweet! I’ll bug you guys for tips when the time gets closer.
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