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Eternal Spring Shrine, Xiulin

3.7
Visit the beautiful and thought-provoking Eternal Spring Shrine, built in 1958 to commemorate 212 veterans who died during the construction of the Central Cross-Island Highway. Nestled into the side of a mountain, the Tang-dynasty-style shrine also sits just above a natural-spring waterfall. Unfortunately, due to its precarious location, the shrine has been destroyed and rebuilt twice because of landslides. Due to dangerous conditions, the traditional 20-minute route through the mountains to the shrine sometimes closes, as does the longer, more strenuous trail behind the shrine, which takes you up the "sky ladder." You’ll get fantastic views of the shrine and perfect photo opportunities from across the gorge. To visit Eternal Spring Shrine on your holiday in Hualien, and find out what else Hualien has to offer, use our Hualien trip planning website .
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  • you walk into a tunnel in the side of the mountain to get there. The temple is fairly simple but lots of fun getting there  more »
  • Unfortunately due to construction crew, equipment, and work this scenic site was not as magical, but I think future visitors will be pleased! This was a short, quick stop. We were underwhelmed due to ...  more »
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