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Changchun (Eternal Spring) Shrine

  • Last Updated:2024-03-24
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ManagementSuhua Service Station
Recreation ZoneTaroko Recreation Area
RemarkBefore taking this trail please note:
1. The trail is very steep and the steps can be slippery. Walk slowly and carefully. Do not lean on the railings and stay on the path.
2. Watch the weather. Do not take this trail in lightening storms or when it is very windy. Watch out for falling rocks at all times.
3. Starting the trail from the Changguang Temple is a little less strenuous than starting from the other end (the trail can be done as a circuit).
4.Both ends of this trail is open but closed at the middle section. The shrine to Bell Tower section of the trail is at the high risk of rockfall and is closed for safety reason.
Phone Number03-8621100 ext322

Trail partially open 
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 Shrine (Eternal Spring Shrine) 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 a scenic spot with special significance on the Central Cross-Island Highway. 

In 1987 the cliff by the rivers collapse and destroyed the pavilion next to the Eternal Spring Shrine. After 10 years it was restored and is now open to the public again. that the back of the Eternal Spring Shrine 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.

Service Facitilies
Shop. Public Restroom. Parking Lot. Viewing Deck. Bus Station. Message board.
Traffic Information
BikeA parking rack is available for bicycles at the Changchun Shrine observation platform. The Old Highway is narrow and there is a lot of traffic flow as well as buses. Please be mindful of your safety.
Bus1. From Tianxiang: Take buses #310 (TaiwanTrip Ubus), or #302 (Taroko Bus), Hualien Bus #1126, #1133, or #1141 (bound for Xincheng or Hualien train station), and alight at Changchun Shrine (Eternal Spring Shrine).
2. The bus stop is nearby Changchun Shrine Observation Platform (Restrooms are available at the basement 1: Turning left after The shop.)
3. From Hualien or Xincheng railway station: buses bound for Tianxaing (inbound) will not stop by Changchun Shrine. If you are walking from the Park headquarters visitor center, it is about 2.3 km. Be cautious for cars along the road.
4. Please consult News > FAQ on our website. #FAQ News/FAQ “ Transportation: Where can I purchase day passes for buses to Taroko National Park?.”
5. Bus schedules are available from #iBus Info System, and please check Route Search/ Search by Bus Operator Ubus #310, or Hualien Bus 1133, 1126, 1141, or Taroko Bus 302.
DrivingStarting from Taroko National Park Headquarters Visitor Center, passing through Shakadang Tunnel, Xila'an Tunnel and turning left after the Changchun Tunnel. Following the Old Highway 8 you will arrive the trailhead is just after you pass through two bridge after Xianhuan Tunnel. You will see Changguan Temple Gate. Turning right ascending to the suspension bridge. You can park your car in front of Changguan Temple.
ParkingChangchun Shrine- the Old Highway 8 is allowed vehicles from the west traffic heading to the east (eastwards). The car park is available. The buses are only allowed for a temporary stop for passengers getting off the bus. No bus parking is available. Buses are advised to drive further east ahead of the Old Highway 8 and please park at Xiagu Bridge (turnging left after the Xiagu bridge towards the Liwu River riverbed parking lot, about 200 meter from the east entrance to Taroko gorge.)