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Eternal Spring Shrine, Hualien County

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Monument Tourist Spot
Visit the beautiful and thought-provoking Eternal Spring Shrine, built in 1958 to commemorate 212 veterans who died during the construction of the Central Cross-Island Highway. Nestled into the side of a mountain, the Tang-dynasty-style shrine also sits just above a natural-spring waterfall. Unfortunately, due to its precarious location, the shrine has been destroyed and rebuilt twice because of landslides. Due to dangerous conditions, the traditional 20-minute route through the mountains to the shrine sometimes closes, as does the longer, more strenuous trail behind the shrine, which takes you up the "sky ladder." You’ll get fantastic views of the shrine and perfect photo opportunities from across the gorge. Put Eternal Spring Shrine and other Hualien County attractions into our Hualien County vacation generator, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • If you are driving the gorge, you want to visit this shrine to bank some luck for your journey. Beautiful site.  more »
  • This is an amazing monument to visit in Hualien. I would recommend scooter rental for a day (if comfortable doing so) whilst ticking off this incredible site. You can do this for around 400 TWD for th...  more »
  • The old trail was closed when we visited. It will be nice go over there and watch the waterfall goes down.  more »
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  • We didn't walk to the shrine but just view it from across the river by the road. The waterfall from under the shrine makes it quite unique.
  • Worth a visit and have a close look while you here.
  • It looks nice. That's about it. Carpark is often full of noisy buses and disorderly (mainland China) tourists. Recently no access to the shrine so it becomes a car park stop. See some photos and other places to see at goo.gl/ATCWtW
  • Beautiful shrine when viewing from afar. The place itself is quite small however.
  • Wee shrine, beautiful area. The spring water is clean, drinkable.