Note: This trip was made in December 2018.
After the pit stop at the Taroko Archway, the starting point of the Gorge trail, the guide brought us to the Qingshui Cliff. Qingshui Cliff is located on the section of the Suao-Hualien Highway, one of the most spectacular sights on Taiwan’s Pacific coast. The cliff is more than 1,200 meters high and drops almost vertically into the sea.
During the Japanese colonial period, the Japanese placed the set net fishery in the sea to control the abundant fishing resource and the set net fishery was not removed since. The ocean has different colour tones, different shades of blue which makes it unique. The view of the ocean from Qingshui Cliff looks unreal, felt surreal.
After spending half an hour enjoying the view and sea breeze, the guide brought us to our last stop, the Shakadang Trail.
We spent about an hour walking at the Shakadang Trail and the sky was getting dark, so we decided to make our way back to the main road to meet our guide.
Upon arriving back to our hotel room, we washed up and got ourselves ready for dinner. We had an early dinner, as we were anticipating another evening of performance by the indigenous people. Indeed, we were not left disappointed. Instead of singing, we have a group of young dancers who performed the traditional dance and also invited the guests to dance with them. It was good fun and entertaining.
This was our last night at Taroko (太魯閣), we packed our luggage, getting ourselves ready to check out the next morning.
For more information on Shakadang Trail, do check here.
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