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Eternal Spring Shrine, Taroko gorge, Taiwan photo
Eternal Spring Shrine, Taroko gorge

Taroko gorge is within Taroko National Park, which was named after the gorge, and is one of the seven national parks in Taiwan. It spans the counties of Hualien, Taichung, and Nantou.

Changchun (Eternal Spring) Shine commemorates the 212 personnel (military veterans) who died during the construction of the Central Cross-Island Highway (1956-1960). Spring water adjacent by the Changchun Shine flows all year round, and the Highway Bureau named it after "Chanchun Falls." It is now a scenic spot with special significance on the Central Cross-Island Highway.

In 1987 the cliff by the river collapsed, destroying the pavilion next to the Changchun Shine. 10 years later it was restored and opened again to the public. Stairs behind the Shine lead to Kuanyin Cave, Taroko Tower, Bell Tower (the highest point), and across a suspension bridge to Changuang Temple (Zen temple) .

SOURCE: Courtesy of Tourism Bureau, Ministry of Transportation & Communications , R.O.C.

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