The Taroko National Park is one of eight national parks in Taiwan, located in the east of the island. It was named after the Taroko Gorge, which in turn was named after the Truku aborigines. The park is located on the territory of the two counties of Hualien and Nantou as well as in the urban area of Taichung. The area is 92,000 hectares.
Taroko is famous for its natural marble landscape but especially famous for its gorges and steep rock faces. The park is home to the following attractions: Taroko Gorge, Tunnel of the Nine Turns, Shrine of Eternal Spring, Swallow Grotto, Bridge of Loving Mother and Tianxiang.