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Sanzhan Valley

Updated:2019-03-27 1705

Information

Management
Suhua Service Station
Recreation Zone
Neigborhood
Altitude
2448 m
Remark:
1. As there might be sudden rise in the river level when it rains, please watch out for your own safety.
2. Due to the complex geography and hydrology in the mountainous areas, you are advised to have a guide who is familiar with the geographical conditions to lead you to the valley, so as to avoid accidents.
3. As the mid- and upstream sections of the Sanzhan Northern and Southern Rivers (2km west of the meeting point) belong to the national park, please follow the national park’s regulations.
※ The Sanzhan Southern River Golden Gorge is situated in the ecological protection area. Due to falling rocks and landslide, as of May 28, 2010 entry is prohibited. In addition, the place is still a geologically-sensitive area where rocks continue to fall. Do not enter in violation of the regulations.
4. When visiting Sanzhan Community and Sanzhan River basin, please keep your voice down and do not litter.
Address
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TEL:
03-8621100 ext 322
E-mail:
tnp018@taroko.gov.tw
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The Sanzhan River basin is located at the southeast of Taroko National Park. It is divided into Sanzhan Southern River and Sanzhan Northern River. The 24-km-long Sanzhan Southern River originating from Mt. Patuolu is the longer of the two rivers and its abundant water and magnificent, deep valley earns it the nickname of “Little Taroko.” The Sanzhan Southern River meets the Sanzhan Northern River originating from Mt. Ta at the northside of the Sanzhan Community and then flows eastwards into the Pacific Ocean. There is a wide variety of animals and plants in this area. Combined with the cultural characteristics of the Sanzhan community, the place is ideal for natural activities and ecological tourism, such as geographical and geological observation, observation of animals and plants, photography and sketching.

Due to the complex geography and hydrology in the mountainous area, tourists are advised to have a guide who is familiar with the geographical conditions to lead you into the valley, so as to avoid accidents.

Orographic rain occurs often in the afternoon in the mountainous areas. There might be a sudden rise in the river level when it rains in the area or upstream, so you should always be aware of water level and watch out for your own safety.

※Golden Grotto on Sanzhan Southern River (approximately 5.2km away from Sanzhan Community) is located in the 91st Forest Compartment, Liwu River Working Unit, Hualien Forest District Office, Forestry Bureau, and belongs to the ecological protection area of Taroko National Park. Due to falling rocks and landslide, it was announced that entry to the ‘golden gorge’ is prohibited as of May 28, 2010 and remains closed today.

[Sanzhan Community]
The Sanzhan Community is located at the confluence of the Sanzhan Southern and Northern Rivers. It is said that the community was built by the Balasi family of the Truku tribe. The family moved to the Kelan tribal village from Taroko-Torowan, and then moved to the eastern gentle slope of Mt. Lunwai at the downstream of the Sanzhan Southern River to build the first tribal village there—Buladan.

In 1928, since the tribes were scattered across the mountainside, which made them difficult to control, the Japanese moved the neighboring Buladan, Simotalu, and Dageyalongkai tribes to today’s Sanzhan terrace, which was then called “Buladan Tribe.” The name of “Sanzhan” derived from the “Sanzhan City” built when the northern road (Su-hua Historic Road) was constructed during the Qing Dynasty. Hence, the name of “Sanzhan” has survived until present.

Traffic Information

Bicycle:
There are no bike-related facilities. As many big vehicles are passing through the neighboring roads, please pay extra attention to the traffic safety.
Bus:
From Hualien station, take Hualien Bus(1126, 1129, 1132, 1133, 1136, 1141) to Taroko and alight at Sanzhan Stop; and then enter the village on foot.
Driving:
To get to the Sanzhan Community, drive northbound from Hualien via Provincial Highway 9 and turn left by following the instructions of the sign before Huai’en Bridge. If you are driving southbound from Su’ao, Yilan, you can drive along Provincial Highway 9 through Taroko Bridge; and then turn to the Sanzhan Community by following the instructions of the sign on the right side before Huai’en Bridge.

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