Taroko Gorge is a narrow canyon and nowhere is this evidenced better than at the Tunnel of Nine Turns. The name is based on Chinese dragon mythology in which the nine turns represent a coiled dragon, but leaving that aside the views of the pure marble walls closing in above your head are spectacular.
The tunnel walk is not taxing, being only 1.9km in length along the side of the Liwu River and offers a chance to truly appreciate the beauty of Taroko and the awesome power of nature that formed it. It is one of the most popular sights in the gorge, and attracts a lot of visitors get here early if you want to enjoy it in peace.
Access is from the main cross road, with helmets (mandatory) provided in case of rock falls.
At the time of writing the trail was closed. Check out the Taroko Park Website for the latest information