Silks Place Taroko
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- Shuttle bus service
- Tennis Court
- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Non-smoking hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSilks Place Taroko Hualien
lovely place, hip with style.
located in the mountain, so relax in Taiwan.
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So after possibly the worst attempt at a road trip (having been in Kenting all the time we'd been in Taiwan), with Lizzie finally deciding to stop ruining our driving trip we packed our bags and vamoosed outta Kenting [Kending to the locals]. Ahead of us and our Toyota Yaris was a 6 hour journey to Hualien on the east of the island for an overnight stay before a venture up the waterway to Taroko Gorge. Ok so I wasn't that excited about a gorge to be honest. We had ...
After some travel tips and google searching we realised that there is a whole lot of stuff to see in Taiwan and our little "drop in" trip to Taiwan quickly gained the potential to be a country-wide odyssey. Decisions had to be made, and fast. Everyone we spoke to said that we had to see Taroko National Park. So, a bus and train ride later we arrive in Hualien City.
Geographically, Hualien is kind of similar to Wollongong. Where ...
... our takeout lunch in a secluded and shady spot, before waiting for the bus on the busy bridge above.
The bus arrived 10 minutes early, and we realised that the wording on the sign, "times are indicative only", meant that the buses would basically come whenever. As the buses were less than hourly, that was a bit of a problem. We took the bus to the next stop, swallows grotto. Except that we got off at the wrong swallows grotto, as there are ...
... 70-80km each day I felt a bit more confident and adjusted to Taiwan traffic and road conditions, also I'd realised I didn't want to carry a lot luggage on my bike so left most of my stuff at the hostel and decided to take the minimum. So I headed south out of Hualien on another scorching hot day for what was to be the start of a great journey. The first day I made it 112km south from Hualien and after arrival in a tiny town and some help from a local in shop who spoke a ...
... is on the west coast, the east really is untouched. Quite nice to see the natural beauty before humans start pestering with it. Taiwan is a fairly young land, which is still rising. It's partly formed of volcanic lava which has then turned into limestone (hence some of the white stones) and partly from the coming together of two tectonic plates- hence the massive mountains (and all the earthquakes). So it was interesting ...