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Eternal Spring Shrine, Hualien
(4.1/5 based on 200 reviews on the web)
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 attractions into our Hualien vacation generator, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Good parking a few nice walks - short but steep up steps. Great picture opportunities in the gorge and well worth a visit. The small 'rope' bridge at the top is great! 
  • 通往長春祠之步道已封閉,所以只能遠觀,雖然如此,還是值得一觀,可以順便去長春橋走走,長春橋緊接仙霞隧道,可通往禪光寺,步行即可到達。 
  • It is a shrine is dedicated to the spirit of 212 participants who died in a Western done sidewise public road construction was in the difficult work. Chinese-style Temple has tall cliffs, it was built just below the "Changchun falls" down. Recovery construction of large buses are impassable or just did not know the views out the window.
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  • Beautiful shrine when viewing from afar. The place itself is quite small however.
  • Wee shrine, beautiful area. The spring water is clean, drinkable.
  • The shrine itself is pretty small, but the view of it from the side of the gorge is totally worth it. There's also a decent path that takes you up to two small towers and then on to a larger temple. We didn't go all the way to the other temple since we didn't want to miss our bus back to Hualien, but the walk to the two towers, about 1km mostly upstairs, was a really nice walk that got the blood flowing. Beautiful views from up top as well.
  • The view from outside is great. If you have time, you should take the trek upstair, I know I will, next time.
  • Quite close to Hualien City, so if you don't want to drive for too long, this is a good place to set your destination to.