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x_tan
7th of January 2011 (Fri), 03:11
Just back from two weeks holiday in Taiwan. The people in Taiwan is the nicest in the world. We enjoin the food and the shopping lots lots... The best part (we kept it till the last) of the trip was a day trip to Taroko National Park from Hualien (can do it from Taipei, too).

Taiwan, Taroko... we will see you again in few years time for sure...

The Park entrance (5D2, 85mm f/1.2L)
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5164/5374584631_f146b50deb_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/x_tan/5374584631/)

Swallow Grotto (燕子口, 5D2, 17-40mm, f4.0L @ 17mm)
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5082/5332648754_1f106abb10_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/x_tan/5332648754/)

Swallow Grotto (燕子口, 5D2, 85mm, f1.2L)
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5127/5332664322_648394feb5_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/x_tan/5332664322/)

The Bridge of the Kind Mother (慈母橋, 400D, 24-105mm, f4.0L @ 35mm)
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5124/5332675390_76dee79566_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/x_tan/5332675390/)

The Bridge of the Kind Mother (慈母橋, 5D2, 85mm f1.2L)
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5087/5332076509_c138ba6d2d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/x_tan/5332076509/)

The full set is HERE (http://www.flickr.com/photos/x_tan/sets/72157625766877116/detail/)

Hope you like it, and don't miss a trip to Taroko when you visit Taiwan.

darosk
7th of January 2011 (Fri), 04:59
Incredibly beautiful looking place! Great set - those patterns on the rocks are blowing my mind right now.

x_tan
7th of January 2011 (Fri), 05:28
Incredibly beautiful looking place! Great set - those patterns on the rocks are blowing my mind right now.

Thank you, darosk!

We were lucky as it was some rain this Monday in Taroko. If a 'beautiful' sunny day, we would miss all patterns on the rock for sure.

Ursyn
7th of January 2011 (Fri), 15:12
These rocks look marvellous. You captured x_tan whole beauty of this Park. Great photos.

dkmoy118
8th of January 2011 (Sat), 16:42
great shots - the forth one is top on my list. taiwan is definitely a place i want to visit.

x_tan
8th of January 2011 (Sat), 19:43
These rocks look marvellous. You captured x_tan whole beauty of this Park. Great photos.

great shots - the forth one is top on my list. Taiwan is definitely a place i want to visit.

Thanks all :-)

As we only had two weeks in Taiwan, so we missed most the country; In two years time, we will spend most our time outside the big smoke and get the most out of the trip for sure.

timeasterday
9th of January 2011 (Sun), 06:55
Great photos! I am in Taiwan right now (3 weeks vacation). We went through Taroko a few days ago. Barely made it through the mountains even with snow chains. Crazy stuff after leaving a warm beach in Hualien in the morning and then seeing several inches of snow and freezing temps on Mt. HeHuan.

x_tan
9th of January 2011 (Sun), 17:27
We got all summer clothing ONLY as we went to Taiwan; but the wealth just got so cold during our 2nd week as we were in Tainan already - so we had to buy lots winter clothes 'just-in-case'. Lucky we didn't need them for Taroko.

Love to see some photos with Taroko in snow, please :-)

timeasterday
11th of January 2011 (Tue), 06:37
Love to see some photos with Taroko in snow, please :-)

I'm packing up getting ready to head home soon. I hope I can get home to Atlanta - it's a mess there with the snow. I'll get to all my photos once we are safely back home.

seyak
12th of January 2011 (Wed), 18:43
Incredibly sharp and well exposed photos.