Situated between Heren and Chongde on the Su-Hua Highway, Qingshui Cliff is a big
formed by Chongde, Qingshui and Heping mountain coastal cliffs. Creating a magnificent
scene, it stretches more than 21km and rises vertically from the Pacific Ocean,
with an average height of over 800m. This section of cliff is composed of gneiss
and marble. It has risen straight up on the eastern coast of Taiwan for thousands
of years. The route along the Qingshui Cliff is the only coastal road in Taroko
National Park. The site of the Qingshui Cliff was designated in 1953 by the Taiwan
government as one of the island's "Eight Wonders."
Among these cliffs, the east-south cliff of Mt. Qingshui is the steepest. The cliff
facing the sea is 5km long and is very spectacular. Driving a car between cliff
and the boundless ocean it almost feels like you are flying. The enormous cliff
above combined with the boundless ocean below, reminding us of the hardships faced
by the workers who built the road.
Most sections of current Su-Hua highway were rebuilt using a new tunnel boring method
to widen the roads. The old Su-Hua Highway coastal road along the edge of Qingshui
Cliff has become another tranquil and fascinating sight-seeing path. When you walk
on the old road and observe the quiet mountain range, look down to the waves crashing
and feel the breeze, you will feel just like you are in a corridor in the sky.