I had heard particularly good things about a large National Park on the Eastern side of the island: Taroko Gorge. It is - as advertised - a pristine area with two large gorges running for miles. So, we were intrigued... Due to the holiday weekend celebrating both TombSweeping Day (2011/04/05) & Children's Day (2011/04/06) the trains were packed and we had to rearrange our trip plans a little to find two train tickets still available. Regardless, it was worth the hassle as we drove into the gorge - Beautiful!!!
|Taroko Gorge, Taiwan|
|Silks Place, Taroko Gorge, Taiwan|
In regards to the physical hotel features - the grounds were pristine, the staff eager and helpful, the food delicious, and the location ideal. We lingered to the rooftop patio to enjoy a large open fire next to the poolside. We wandered stone pathways around the hotel grounds. We splurged on a bottle of wine with our dinner. It was a great place for a vacation. :) If we were to return, I would splurge on the (although pricey) riverfront suite so that we could enjoy the river view from our balcony in the morning...
|Silks Place Hotel, Taroko Gorge, Taiwan|