A Cheat Sheet to Taroko Gorge- Taiwan

Taroko Gorge should be at the top of the list for anyone visiting Taiwan. Just a two hour train ride from Taipei, you have no excuse not to visit.

My advice is to head to Hualien the day before you plan on exploring the gorge and spend the night at a hostel. This way you can get an early start to your day. There is a main street in Hualien lined with hostels so you should have no trouble finding a place. You can ask to leave your bag at the hostel for the day or- you can do what I did- just pack extra light so that everything fits into a day bag.