We took the train from Yilan to Hualien in the morning.
We arrived at Taroko Gorge national park. There were a lot of visitors at the entrance. We then drove into the park. Unfortunately, 燕子口 yanziko was under renovation so we could not go there. We ended up taking a walking trail.
You realize how small you are when surrounded by these marble stone mountains.
Checked into the hotel. The mountains and forests are our backyard. :) we tried to go up to the temple near by the hotel but it was almost closed, so the staff recommended us to come back tomorrow morning.
There was a concert hosted by the hotel on the roof top. We were given blankets as we entered. The singer sat by the bond fire and sang contemporary aboriginal tribal music. We sipped on the ginger tea while listening to the music, watching the fire flickering, and being embraced by the Mother Nature. There were just the river and high mountains next to us. It was REALLY nice.