Hualien County, Taiwan Felix Wong

From Kaohsiung City, our tour group headed over to the east side of the island of Taiwan, where we visited a corral museum before checking into a hotel in Taitung County that was situated by some hot springs. From there, the bus drove up the east coast through Hualien County, where I took the photos below.

One stop was at a site marking the location of the Tropic of Cancer, and another was at Taroku National Park. I took delight in realizing that the Taroku Gorge was one place my good friends Dan and Kiri had biked through in January during their continuing around-the-world journey, now on its 19th month or so.

At the end of the day, we visited another jewelry store before attending a dance exhibition put on by some indigenous people of the area. I don’t want to say it looked completely ridiculous, but it was not a sort of dance or music I would adopt.

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Photos

The pictures below were taken with a Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Windows phone.


Felix Wong in front of a wood carving at the Tropic of Cancer marker off Highway 11 on the east coast of Taiwan.Flowers and Pacific Ocean off Highway 11 across from the Tropic of Cancer tower.Tropic of Cancer tower off Highway 11 on the east coast of Taiwan.Wood man carvings off Highway 11 on the east coast of Taiwan across from the Tropic of Cancer tower.Tropic of Cancer tower off Highway 11 on the east coast of Taiwan.Red Changchung Bridge off Highway 8 near Taroko National Park in north Hualien County, Taiwan.Pedestrian tunnel at the Eternal Spring Shrine south of the Changchung Bridge in north Hualien County, Taiwan.A Buddhist tribute at the Eternal Spring Shrine south of the Changchung Bridge in north Hualien County, Taiwan.The Liwu River as seen from the Changchung Bridge in north Hualien County, Taiwan.Stone statues outside a jewelry shop in the Xincheng Township of Hualien County, Taiwan.Indigenous people putting on a dance performance in the Xincheng Township of Hualien County, Taiwan.

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