Hualien, Taiwan. Folkloric group performs at the ship terminal.
Barbara with some of the folkloric performers.
Taroko Nationl Park Gorge Visitor Center. The largest National Park in Taiwan. Monument honors the Taroko Tribe.
Description of the construction of the Central Cross-Island Highway and Eternal Spring Shrine.
Eternal Spring Shrine which honors the 212 military veterans who died during the construction of the Central Cross-Island Highway (1956-59).
A pagoda nearby to the Eternal Shrine.
A suspension bridge over the Ludan River in the gorge.
Barbara in hard hat, walking under an overhang at Swallow's Grotto. Note the width of the "highway."
Huge boulders in Swallow's Grotto.
The walkway in the gorge. River visible at the very bottom.
Tunnel on the Cross-Island Highway. Remains of old construction are above the tunnel.
Cars traverse the narrow highway with their headlights on. Gorge is below without barriers.
Memorial statue for Chief Engineer, Jin Heng, who was killed in a landslide during construction of the highway.
The Cihmu Bridge, or bridge of motherly devotion.
Solid marble walls.
Marble footpaths and railings on the Cihmu Bridge.
Jade horse at a "marble factory" on our return to Hualien.
Dragon sculpture. For the Chinese, 2012 is the "year of the dragon."
Jade rock outside the factory entrance.
Taiwanese folkloric show.
Stick dance performed by Taiwanese dancers.