Drive from the west exit of the Changchun Tunnel of the Central Cross-Island Highway,
then turn south(left) and go along the old Central Cross-Island Highway to the car
park next to Liwu River, and you can see the Changchun (Eternal Spring) Shine which
commemorates the 226 personnel (military veterans) who died during the construction
of the Central Cross-Island Highway (1956~1960). Spring water adjacent by the Eternal Spring
Shine flows all year round, and the Highway Bureau named it after "Changchun
Falls." It is now scenic spot with special significance on the Central Cross-Island
In 1987 the cliff by the rivers collapse and destroyed the pavilion next to the
Eternal Spring Shine. After 10 years it was restored and is now open to the public again.
that the back of the Eternal Spring Shine there are stairs leading to Guanyin Cave, Taroko
Tower, Bell Tower (the highest point), and across a suspension bridge to Changuang
Temple (Zen monastery). The river valley next to the Changuang Temple has a bottle
gourd shape, and it is named thereafter as Bottle Gourd Valley (Hu-lu Gu). The trail
is a 1.3km/085mile leisurely walk will take 50 minutes to an hour for the entire loop. The trail is
quite steep and visitors should stay off the trail on rainy days.Start it from the Changuang Temple will be less strenuous.