Sunday, 30 January 2011

Tunnel of Nine Turns in Taroko Gorge

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Liwu aka Leewoo (立雾溪) means "standing mist".

The 19km Taroko Gorge was carved out by Liwu River over millions of years as it emptied into the Pacific Ocean.

Liwu River and Taroko Gorge, Taroko National Park, Taiwan 
Above: Doesn't the rock formation on the right look like the head of a lion drinking water from the Liwu River? Local tour guide said it look like an American Indian Chief..each to his/her own.

Liwu River and Taroko Gorge, Taroko National Park, Taiwan Liwu River and Taroko Gorge, Taroko National Park, Taiwan Liwu River and Taroko Gorge, Taroko National Park, Taiwan 
Grotto, Taroko Gorge, Taroko National Park, Taiwan Grotto, Taroko Gorge, Taroko National Park, Taiwan Grotto, Taroko Gorge, Taroko National Park, Taiwan 

Rockpool, Taroko Gorge, Taroko National Park, Taiwan


Tunnel for railway and car, Taroko National Park, Taiwan
Tunnel for trains and cars

In the Tunnel of Nine Turns, tourists wear hardhats to protect them from falling rocks. The right photo below show the small rock debris on the road.

Tunnel of Nine Turns, Taroko Gorge, Taroko National Park, Taiwan Tunnel of Nine Turns, Taroko Gorge, Taroko National Park, Taiwan 

This shows some of the bigger rocks. Some of these are larger than the size of a car. But there's no danger of being crushed by them if you follow the tour guide's instruction. Or  follow the tour group or sinage if you don't have one.

Fallen rocks, Tunnel of Nine Turns, Taroko Gorge, Taroko National Park, Taiwan



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