Taroko Gorge Tour 1

Welcome to TAIWAN. I am Poyu Lin. I love to travel, love wandering around in Taiwan. If you are a travel junkie like me, let me know, what is your favorite place in Taiwan?
The shape of Taiwan is very much like a sweet potato. This is probably why Taiwanese homely when we see sweet potatoes. We are now on the east side of Taiwan , Hualien.
You don’t need to drive on your own to Taroko Park because Taiwan Tour Bus can pick you up.There is wi-fi connection on the bus. You can also use tablets that provide tourist information in English and 3 other languages. However, my favorite part is simply enjoying the view all the way.
The Suhua Highway is considered the most beautiful highway in Taiwan. You will be able to enjoy the great scenery of coast mountains and the Pacific Ocean at the same time.
Suhua is a cliff-side highway that was built along the side of the mountains. We can only imagine how difficult it was to build it. Today Qingshui Cliff is voted one of the ten spectacles in Taiwan.
There are 16 recognized tribes in Taiwan. The Taroko (Truku) tribe lives in this mountainous area that covers 355 square miles.
Taroko National Park Headquarters and Visitor Center used to be a village called Dekalun,and Dekalun means “maple trees”
Near Taroko Tableland you will find Shakadang trail. It was built by Japanese to use as construction access for Liwu River power generation project during the period of Japanese occupation. After being rebuilt and consolidated as part of the national park, it is now an easy trail to take a stroll.
Wow~ What is that ?
The color of stream reflects such a beautiful turquoise shimmer because the water inside the marble melt fine particles, After the irradiation optical phenomenon produced by the sun, this is called Rayleigh scattering effect
The rocks in Shakadang Stream are also amazing to look at. These wavy lines on the rocks told us that they had been through tremendous amount of pressure and it transformed the rocks and made them bent. These bent marks are called “folds”in geology.
Taroko is such a popular tourist spot because you can truly feel the power of mother nature in many ways. Just like the Americans would consider the Pacific Railroad a great construction wonder against nature, the Central Cross-Island Highway has its special place for Taiwanese.
Back then, the workers and engineers paid a great price to build the Highway. It was almost a mission impossible to drill the way out with only hammers and chisels.
There were 225 construction workers who gave their lives during the construction. They are commemorated and paid respect here in Changchun Shrine. This also makes the shrine aunique landmark to visit on Central Cross-Island Highway.
Now We are in the east side of Taiwan, Taroko, Hualien. This is Taiwanese’favorite, sweet potatoes. How does it taste? Tasty, sweet and creamy. Please have a taste of it yourself!
I am Poyu Lin, enjoy your time in Taiwan! Chow~ see you next time.
 
太魯閣逍遙遊

歡迎來到台灣!!我是林柏妤,我熱愛旅行,也喜歡在台灣趴趴走!!如果你也和我一樣,告訴我,你最喜歡台灣哪裡?
台灣的形狀,就像是一顆蕃薯,可能也是因為這樣,台灣人對薯有特別的感情,我們現在它的東邊,花蓮。
要去太魯閣不用自己開車,台灣觀巴會來接你,車上有wifi,也有包括英語導覽的四國語言平板電腦可以使用,但是我最喜歡的,是欣賞沿途的風景。
蘇花公路被譽為台灣最美的公路,在這個路段,你可以同時欣賞到海岸山脈和太平洋的美景
這一段的公路,都是沿著山壁開鑿出來的,可以想見當年,這是一件多麼困難的工程, 如今清水斷崖,更被票選為台灣十大美景之一。
台灣原住民有16族,其中,太魯閣族就住在這片佔地355平方英哩的山林之間。
現在的太魯閣國家公園管理處,以前是一個聚落,叫做德卡倫。德卡倫在太魯閣語的意思是楓香樹
太魯閣台地附近,有一條砂卡礑步道,它是日據時期,日本人為了立霧溪發電,所修築的一條施工便道,經過國家公園的規劃之後,現在非常地好走。
哇~那是什麼?
(導覽員):那是地衣,地衣它相當的重要,它是一種空氣品質的指標,還有地衣的重要性,我們可以稱它是自然的先驅,因為它可以分解岩石,一起轉化為土壤,形成了可供所有植物生長的土壤。
這麼漂亮的溪水,呈現出飽和的藍綠色,主要的原因是水裡頭融有大理岩極細的顆粒,被太陽照射後所產生的光學現象,稱為瑞利散射效應
砂卡礑溪邊的石頭,也相當的有看頭。石頭會產生像波浪般的曲線,是因為岩石受到壓力而產生了彎曲的現象,在地質學上,叫做褶皺。
太魯閣之所以受到遊客的喜愛,因為在這裡處處可以感受到大自然不可思議的力量,美國人把太平洋鐵路,視為一項挑戰自然的奇蹟工程,那麼,中西橫貫公路,在台灣人的心目中,擁有一樣的地位。
當年的築路人,靠著簡單的鐵棍和鐵鎚,想要在這裡敲出一條路,幾乎是一項不可能的任務,當然,他們也付了很大的代價。當年殉職的225位築路人,被供奉在長春祠裡,而這裡,也成為中橫公路具有特殊意義的地標。
我們現在在台灣的東部,花蓮的太魯閣,這是台灣人喜歡吃的蕃薯,它的味道怎麼樣呢?又香又甜又軟,有機會也可以試試看哦!我是林柏妤,享受在台灣的時光!我們下次見!