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Eternal Spring Shrine, Hualien

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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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  • On the Taroko way, There have small cafe and souvenir shop for break time. the beautiful Temple in Taroko.  more »
  • attention it is soon the plant in Chinese to 15-16 h. Do not hesitate to walk away on the trail to be quiet
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  • You could walk to the top of the temple. And for those who is waiting, the temple at the ground serve you a free tea. Really nice  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.