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The Shakadang Trail




The Shakadang trail is not within the Taroko Gorge itself, but is a trail that runs along the Shakadang river that enters the Liwu river at the start of the gorge. The water in the Shakadang river is famous for being very clean, and has a very distinct and unique blue colour.
 
 


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On the trail into the Shakadang valley.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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A look into the Shakadang valley.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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- and a look into the Shakadang river, with it's unique blue water.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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Vegetation along the trail.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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Another look into the Shakadang river.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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Lots of fish in the clear water.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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Flowers along the Shakadang trail.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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Blue water in the Shakadang river.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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A waterfall.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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A waterfall.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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"This way!"  - Kit Yu points the way.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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The partly dried out river bed of the Shakadang river.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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There around the bend, the public trail stops.  It does continue, but it leads to a village inhabited by the original people, who through ages have lived there. They want to be left in peace, - hence a sign informs you that the trail ends. However, - it is possible to continue, but first you must obtain a special permission.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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The riverbed filled by huge marble blocks.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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The Shakadang trail and river.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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The Shakadang trail and river.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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A look straight into the Shakadang river.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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The Shakadang river bed.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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Vegetation along the Shakadang trail.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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The subtropical jungle along the Shakadang river.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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Vegetation along the Shakadang trail.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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The marble cliff.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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The deep blue Shakadang river and marble rocks.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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The deep blue Shakadang river and marble rocks.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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The deep blue Shakadang river and marble rocks.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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A view into the Shakadang valley.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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A view to the Shakadang river.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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The Shakadang bridge, - and end of trail.
In the background the Liwu river, coming out from the Taroko Gorge to the right.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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Where the Shakadang river runs into the Liwu river.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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After a days hiking, - back in our "garden" behind our cabin at the Buluowan Upper Terrace.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 

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        Page initiated:  June 24th. 2003
      Page updated:  Jan. 18.2013